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Dartford boss Tony Burman happy for his side to be underdogs in FA Cup first round clash at home to Sutton United

In-form Dartford are hoping to cause an upset at the weekend.

They host National League side Sutton United in the first round of the FA Cup.

Darts will be going into Saturday’s tie as underdogs against a Sutton team who clinched the National League South title last season.

Dartford manager Tony Burman Picture: Andy Payton
Dartford manager Tony Burman Picture: Andy Payton

Manager Tony Burman said: “Sutton have been knocking on the door of the National Premier for several years. They are good people and having a good time of it.

“We played them twice last year and they deserved to win the league. They were the best team in it.

“We have had three difficult games in the FA Cup already and been able to progress. We have to be careful and respect them. They have got a strong squad and are the favourites, which is OK by us.

“It’s the FA Cup, it’s a one-off game. It’s cup football and there are always going to be upsets."

Tom Bonner should be back after missing the last game with a sickness bug. Duane Ofori-Acheampong was replaced after turning his ankle against City and taken off as a precaution. He is expected to feature on Saturday.

Dartford follow up their weekend game with an important league match on Tuesday night. They are at home to St Albans, a team two places and one point above them.

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