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Dartford name former Woking boss Alan Dowson as their new manager


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Dartford have named former Woking boss Alan Dowson as their new manager.

Dowson succeeds Steve King, who was sacked last week after Darts missed out in the National South play-offs.

Dartford's Princes Park ground Picture: Keith Gillard
Dartford's Princes Park ground Picture: Keith Gillard

The 51-year-old Geordie has had plenty of success in his managerial career, including promotion to the National League with Woking.

The Cards beat Welling - then managed by King - in the 2019 play-off final.

"We are delighted to announce that we have appointed Alan Dowson as our new manager," said a Darts statement.

"Dowse spent seven successful years at Kingstonian, followed by four years at Hampton & Richmond Borough and Woking respectively.

"In his first season at Woking, they finished second in National League South and were promoted to the National League after beating Welling United in the promotion final.

"He brings a wealth of experience both as a player and a manager. Dowse will be naming his backroom staff in due course.

"Further posts will be made when Dowse returns from a well-earned break.

"So please join us in welcoming Dowse to Dartford Football Club.

"We can't wait to start working with him and his team."

Dowson, who won the Isthmian Premier title with Hampton & Richmond in 2016, left Woking in February.

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