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Dartford win Boxing Day battle against Ebbsfleet says manager Tony Burman

By Matthew Panting

Dartford boss Tony Burman felt winning the battle was key to their Boxing Day derby win.

The Darts moved to within a point of Ebbsfleet after a 2-1 win at Princes Park, watched by a bumper crowd of 2,404.

“It was a good derby,” said Burman. “We had some good spells in the first half and so did Ebbsfleet.

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Dartford's Danny Harris get his foot to the ball ahead of Fleet's Jack Connors. Picture Andy Payton

Dartford's Danny Harris get his foot to the ball ahead of Fleet's Jack Connors. Picture: Andy Payton

“We got the breakthrough with a set piece and followed it up with a great goal by Duane, making something out of nothing.

“We won the battle in the midfield area. We played against some really good players and a good team as they are going to be up there.

“The response we got from losing at Maidenhead is why I think we’ve got a good group together.”

Burman was full of praise for his opposite number, Daryl McMahon.


“Daryl’s pressure is different to other clubs (in our league),” said Burman.

“There’s a lot of finance put into the club and they are trying to do things right.

“But as a manager I have to give him credit for the way he handles and conducts himself and how he wants his team to play.

“He is a good lad, he was a very good player. He has been a professional and he comes across that way as far as I’m concerned. He has a cup final every week and the way he conducts himself on that is excellent.”

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