Ebbsfleet manager Liam Daish and Dartford boss Tony Burman accept a point apiece after New Year's Day derby
Liam Daish and Tony Burman experienced contrasting emotions in
Tuesday’s derby at Stonebridge Road but agreed a draw was a fair
Dartford manager Burman, pictured left, saw his side throw
away a 2-0 lead and could not hide his disappointment.
By contrast, Ebbsfleet boss Daish was full of praise for his
side’s fighting spirit and felt they could even have taken maximum
points had their equaliser not come so late. Nathan Elder’s
94th-minute leveller arrived in controversial circumstances.
Joe Howe appeared to have fouled Dartford’s James Rogers on the
halfway line but referee Charles Breakspear awarded the free-kick
to Ebbsfleet, who took full advantage by scoring.
Burman said: "I felt James moved backwards from it, their guy
has gone over the top and it was a foul to us. What the referee was
doing giving a free-kick to Ebbsfleet, I do not know."
Ebbsfleet looked out of the game at 2-0 down but Elder’s rapid
response set up a grandstand finish.
Daish, pictured right, said: "I’m pleased for the lads.
They deserved that. We scored at the right time straight after
going 2-0 down and from then on, it was all us.
"If there was another 10 minutes on clock after we’d equalised,
we’d have gone on and won it."
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