Dartford 1 Luton Town 0
Ryan Hayes added another spectacular goal to his collection when
Dartford completed the double over Luton in Blue Square Bet Premier
at Princes Park on Tuesday.
Hayes, pictured, cut in from the right and curled one of
his trademark shots into the far corner with 19 minutes
Darts manager Tony Burman said: "It’s fantastic. It’s a dream
come true. The guys worked really hard, especially on the back of
(Saturday’s) defeat away to Lincoln.
"It was a wonderful goal. Ryan’s done that for six or seven
years on a regular basis. Once he comes inside, you think that’s
what he’s going to do.
"I’ve got to give Ryan credit because he’s been fairly
consistent over the season. We wondered whether he could do
something at a higher level and we think he can. It was an
outstanding individual goal."
Dartford enjoyed the best first-half opportunities. Tom Bonner
headed a Hayes free-kick over the bar and Elliot Bradbrook and
Collier both had shots blocked before Adam Green saw his effort
pushed round a post.
After the restart, Luton threatened sporadically although JJ
O’Donnell’s header at Marcus Bettinelli, from a Scott Neilson
cross, was the best they could muster.