Dartford chairman Dave Skinner proud of his club after busy month
By Steve Tervet
Dartford chairman Dave Skinner has claimed the last month has
pushed the club to their limits but spoke with pride of their run
to the FA Trophy semi-finals.
Home games against non-league giants Luton and Grimsby were
segregated and required substantial organisation by all at Princes
And those matches followed hot on the heels of the England C
international against Turkey which brought in the stadium’s biggest
crowd of the season.
More than 7,000 fans flocked through the turnstiles to watch the
three games, which underlined the administrative challenge facing
the Darts at the top of the non-league pyramid.
Mr Skinner (pictured) said: "It probably pushed us to the limits
of what we can handle. We knew it was going to be a learning curve
and we’re learning with every big game, making little
"We got great feedback from the FA. They were pleased with how
we organised everything. The fans from Luton and Grimsby have gone
away thinking what a nice ground this is."
Dartford missed out on a trip to Wembley when Grimsby ended
their FA Trophy run with a 3-0 aggregate win at the semi-final
stage. The club earned £26,000 in prize money for their Trophy
exploits, having crashed out of the FA Cup at the first hurdle
earlier in the season.