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Dartford striker Charlie Sheringham misses game to propose to his girlfriend

By Matthew Panting

Charlie Sheringham has revealed his football managers knew he was planning to propose before his girlfriend did!

The 30-year-old missed Dartford's re-arranged home game with Torquay earlier this season after booking the surprise trip to New York with partner Rosie.

Sheringham initially thought he'd be missing a training session - but the plan backfired when the game was rescheduled.

Charlie Sheringham in action for Dartford against Hampton on Saturday. Picture: Andy Jones
Charlie Sheringham in action for Dartford against Hampton on Saturday. Picture: Andy Jones

"It caught me unaware really when I found out," said Sheringham.

"I thought I was only going to miss one training session but I had to miss a game because I'd booked the flights and it was a big moment in my life.

"I couldn't really chop it and change it around.

"I planned to go away because we didn't have a game but then the postponed game got re-arranged.

"As I'd already arranged to go away to propose to my girlfriend, I had to tell the management before I asked the missus!

"I don't think they were happy but once I told them they understood a little bit more!"

Sheringham was back in the starting line-up for Dartford in Saturday's 2-2 draw with Hampton after recovering from an ankle injury.

Reflecting on his stop-start season, the 12-goal striker added: "I had an injury when I first came (in September), then the proposal, and then another injury."

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