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Dartford boss Tony Burman thrilled by his side's 2-1 win at Kidderminster Harriers

22 January 2014
by Steve Tervet

Tony Burman

Tony Burman

Dartford boss Tony Burman was full of praise for his team after their 2-1 win at Skrill Premier promotion hopefuls Kidderminster.

Goals from Max Cornhill and Andy Pugh earned the Darts their first league win for three months at Aggborough on Tuesday night.

And Burman was relieved to finally end their 15-match winless streak.

He said: "It makes you feel better. We’ve been so down because of what’s happened, with the results and the way things are. But this gives us a little bit of a lift.

"I’m pleased for everybody because it’s taken a long time to get a result and we finally did. We deserved the three points on Tuesday.

"We were catching them on the counter-attack more than anything else. We could have come in three goals up at half-time, if not four.

"We were excellent in the first half, we played very well and they couldn’t contain us. It was a pleasure to watch."

Michael Gash pulled a goal back for Harriers at the start of the second half and he hit the woodwork later in the game, but Dartford held on.

Burman said: "We spoke about it in the changing-room (at half-time), that they’d come at us. The goal came early on and that’s a bad habit we might have got into. But we battled through and although Kidderminster hit the bar, their goalkeeper still had to pull off some saves.

"We’ve played well in a lot of games when things didn’t go right for us. But on Tuesday our chances went in and it was a really good performance."

Dartford, already missing Kenny Clark, Lee Noble, Danny Harris, Ryan Hayes and Jason Prior, also made the trip north without Nathan Collier.

Burman explained: "Nathan reported to the ground but his wife’s expecting a baby and her due date was on Sunday. He was going to drive to the game but I sent him home.

"We had six players out, so that makes it an even better result."

Dartford host Cambridge United on Saturday.

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