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Dartford midfielder Nathan Collier takes responsibility for his part in Chelmsford defeat

By Josh Fordham

Dartford midfielder Nathan Collier held his hands up after the defeat to Chelmsford – but vowed to get over it quickly.

Collier lost the ball in the build-up to a contentious penalty decision that handed the visitors a pathway back into a game they looked like losing.

“I thought we were the better team but in the last 10 minutes it started from me,” said Collier.

Nathan Collier. Picture: Gary Browne
Nathan Collier. Picture: Gary Browne

“I lost possession in the corner from the throw-in and they come down on the counter attack. I always take responsibility and I should have kept the ball in the corner.

“The ball has still come a long way but I’ll take my part in that goal, it’s not good enough.

“It’s not a penalty in my opinion but sometimes it goes against you.” Collier knows with 12 games remaining, National League South leaders Dartford still have it all to play for. But they can’t feel sorry for themselves, starting with this weekend’s trip to Wealdstone.

“We want to win the league and dropping points like that is not good enough,” he added.

“You can’t feel sorry for yourself. The longer you do that, the more games you’re going to lose.

“It hurt but we regroup and put it behind us. We won’t forget but we’ll learn from our mistakes. We have to get back to winning ways.”

Collier has been a regular fixture in Dartford’s midfield since rejoining the club from Hampton earlier this season.

“Dartford’s a lovely club,” said Sidcup-based Collier. “I was here for three seasons before and it was tough when I left.

“When the offer came in it was a surprise because I was at Hampton and we were doing well. It wasn’t an easy decision to leave.”

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