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Published: 00:00, 24 November 2016 |
Dartford surged into the National League South play-off places at the weekend – but staying there is another challenge.
The Darts were unable to maintain their hold on a play-off position last season but manager Tony Burman is hoping this time around it will be a different story.
He said: “We’ve got in there and it would be nice to stay there now. Whenever we got in there last season, we kept coming out again, so we are looking for a bit of consistency.
“We would get in there one week and then out of it the next and that’s where that consistency comes in. We have certainly got that at the moment and the guys are doing well."
But Burman added: “There is a long way to go yet and I would rather we were in there or higher when we get to April.”
The Darts take a break from league action on Saturday when they travel to Weston-super-Mare in the third qualifying round of the FA Trophy. They have already won 2-1 at Weston in the league.
It’s a competition Dartford reached the semi-final in three years ago but they were knocked out at the first hurdle by Whitehawk last season.
A place in the first round proper and £4,000 in prize money is on offer to the winners.
Burman said: “It’s a reasonably long journey and they have a new manager since we played them last time. We’ll be looking to continue the form we have been on.
“We went to Weston in the league and got three points when they were up towards the top of the table.
“Until the weekend I don’t think they won another game but it’s cup football and anything can happen. Their win on Saturday will be a boost for them.
“We know there is the chance to get to a Wembley final in this competition and it’s not always played between two teams in the higher league, so we will be giving it our best shot.”
Keaton Wood is expected to be back after illness ruled him out of last weekend's win at Bishop's Stortford.
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