Tony Burman wants Dartford to match the desire of Blue Square Bet Premier's struggling sides
Dartford have been warned to
shake off their inconsistencies over the last four weeks of the
While the Darts have a formidable
record against the top teams in Blue Square Bet Premier, their
points haul against those battling relegation is measly.
Last weekend’s 3-0 defeat at Hyde
left manager Tony Burman (pictured) fuming at the players who have
proved themselves good enough to scrap with the best clubs in
Their work-rate returned against
Barrow on Tuesday night but the outcome was the same, with the
lowly Bluebirds winning 1-0.
On Saturday, Gateshead travel to
Princes Park and Burman is keen for his side to reverse the
He said: "The teams at the bottom
are fighting for their lives. They’re going to have that desire and
work-rate. If we don’t match that, we’ll be in trouble.
"It shouldn’t change things (where
the opposition are in the table) but for some reason it has for us.
When we match teams, we’ll get results. It’s not many times I’ve
felt let down but it happened on Saturday at Hyde."
Dartford have no injury concerns ahead of the Gateshead game.
Ryan Hayes came off feeling ill on Tuesday night but the winger
should have recovered by the weekend.