Dartford 2 Southport 2
denied victory over Southport by a 92nd-minute equaliser in
Blue Square Bet Premier at Princes Park on Saturday.
The Darts failed to hit the heights which have
seen them gatecrash the top five following their promotion last
season and twice allowed a lead to slip against the struggling
Skipper Eliiot Bradbrook (pictured) continued
his fine form, blasting the hosts ahead on 17 minutes from the edge
of the area past the dive of Southport keeper Tony McMillan.
However the lead lasted just four minutes as
Steve Akrigg rose highest to head home a free kick from Karl
Ledsham past Marcus Bettinelli.
Bradbrook restored the hosts’ advantage from
the penalty spot shortly after the half-hour with his fourth league
goal of the season after Chris Lever brought down Ryan Hayes in the
However Southport continued to battle and
Ledsham eventually gave them their reward when he fired into the
bottom corner in the second of five minutes added on to deny
Dartford their seventh home win from 10 games this season.
As it was, the draw was Dartford's first at
Princes Park in the league this season and left them fifth, just
three points behind leaders Grimsby, but with sixth-placed Luton
set to overhaul them if they can overcome Mansfield on Sunday
Do you think Darts will rue the missed two points later
in the season? Have your say below.