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Dartford hoping to record a crucial Skrill Premier win over Chester live on BT Sport

06 March 2014
by Steve Tervet

Tony Burman Picture Andy Payton

Tony Burman Picture: Andy Payton

Dartford are hoping to pile the pressure on their relegation rivals by winning in front of the live BT Sport cameras on Friday night.

The visit of Chester to Princes Park is as important a game as Darts have had all season, with Tony Burman’s side going into the clash three points and two places below the visitors.

And a win could take them out of the relegation zone before the teams around them play catch-up on Saturday afternoon.

Burman said: "Nothing’s settled yet, we’re not in or out. But if we can get a result on Friday night, hopefully it puts the pressure back on some of the other guys around us.

"If we lose and all the other teams lose around us, we’re in the same situation. There are probably six teams in (the dogfight) at the moment but that can easily change.”

The last time Dartford played in front of the TV cameras, they beat eventual Conference Premier champions Mansfield Town 2-0.

They can scarcely afford to lose to Chester, having already played a game more than all the sides around them, so Burman issued a rallying call to the Darts fans.

He said: "The support has been excellent for us and it would be nice for them to get themselves on camera and show what good supporters they are.

"Hopefully it’ll be a good atmosphere so we can make the most of home advantage."

Centre-back Mat Mitchel-King (ankle) should be fit but left-back Tyrone Sterling (hamstring) is rated only 50-50 after missing the Southport match.

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