Southport 2 Dartford 2
Dartford twice went ahead at Southport in the Blue Square Bet
Premier but had to settle for just a point.
A penalty for the hosts seven minutes from time levelled up the
scores at 2-2.
The Darts were looking to bounce back from their two-legged FA
Trophy semi-final defeat to Grimsby and searching for a first away
win in the league since winning at Luton in mid-November.
Harry Crawford, pictured, put the Darts ahead after 30
minutes, but Southport levelled the scores just before the break
when an error from keeper Marcus Bettinelli allowed Andy Owens to
Dartford took the lead again on 59 minutes as Tom Bonner tucked
the ball home after Danny Harris’ header had been cleared off the
But Southport hit back once more, this time from the penalty
spot, when Shaun Whalley netted after he was fouled by Jon
Darts manager Tony Burman said: “We’re gutted. We need to cut
out the silly mistakes, especially when we go in front, but we
haven’t been played off the park all season."
The point saw Darts stay 12th in the Blue Square Premier.