Dartford boss Tony Burman hoping for a return to winning ways against Kent rivals Tonbridge Angels in FA Trophy
A Dartford backlash awaits Tonbridge Angels when the Kent
rivals clash in the FA Trophy at Princes Park this weekend.
defeats in eight days have hurt the Darts and manager Tony Burman
expects a response from his players in the derby.
Burman (pictured) said: "We’ve had a bad week – we’ve lost
three games on the trot. We’ll work hard this week and get
ourselves ready for the Tonbridge game.
"It’ll be tough but we’ll look forward to it and I can see a
As recently as 2008, Dartford played their football in the
division below Tonbridge. Now, though, Burman knows his side
represent a significant scalp in non-league’s premier knockout
He said: "We can forget about league positions. Tonbridge will
come here and they’ll want to cause an upset. That shows how far
we’ve come in the last few years.
"We need to get back to winning ways. There are no points
involved but at the end of it, someone in the non-league is going
to be playing at Wembley. For me, there is no better prize."
Defender Mark Arber remains sidelined with a fractured jaw.