Dartford manager Tony Burman says last season's FA Trophy upset will spur on his side
By Steve Tervet
Painful memories of last season’s FA Trophy exit will spur
Dartford on as they look to secure a quarter-final berth this
Local rivals Bromley stand between the Darts and the last eight
of non-league football’s premier knockout competition. A home tie
against lower-league opposition represents a kind draw for Tony
But the Dartford manager (pictured) is mindful of last season’s
third round fixture against Wealdstone, when the Ryman League
Premier Division side earned a draw at Princes Park before winning
the replay 1-0.
Burman said: "We had a good opportunity last year to get into
the last eight and we lost to Wealdstone. We’ll keep reminding the
players regarding that.
"We’re looking forward to it. Two clubs are going to get to
Wembley and it’s not always the best clubs in the country."
Dominic Green should make his Dartford debut at Princes Park
after signing on loan from League 2 Dagenham & Redbridge on
Burman was without Tom Bonner, Lee Noble and Danny Harris for
last weekend’s 3-2 defeat at Alfreton. Although the trio could all
return against Bromley, Burman has fresh injury concerns over two
of his key players.
Striker Jacob Erskine was substituted with a groin injury after
16 minutes and skipper Elliot Bradbrook hobbled off with a knee
injury late on. Both are rated 50-50 to be fit in time for