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Dartford boss Tony Burman felt his side deserved a point against Eastleigh after fighting back in the second half

By Steve Tervet
Tony Burman Picture: Andy Payton
Tony Burman Picture: Andy Payton

Dartford boss Tony Burman saw his side hit "rock bottom" against Eastleigh before fighting back to salvage a 2-2 draw on Tuesday night.

The home side trailed to goals from Jame Collins and James Constable at the end of a first half in which they were second-best in every department.

Burman said: "It was absolutely dreadful. We reached rock bottom in respect of what happened in the first 45 minutes. It was a bit embarrassing.

"We wanted to make Eastleigh feel uncomfortable but they could have got the three-piece sofa out in the first half. They were a lot stronger than us and I thought it was going to be a really bad night."

However, Elliot Bradbrook pulled one back for Dartford at the start of the second half and Harry Crawford netted his first goal of the season in stoppage-time to level the scores.

Burman said: "Fair play to the players, they reacted, they got a goal back and they kept plugging away. You hope something’s going to come from it and we managed to salvage something from the game.

"All they’ve done is closed people down, worked a little bit harder and challenged for every ball. On that second-half performance, I think we deserved to get a point."

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