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Dartford midfielder Alex Woodyard starting to endear himself to the club's supporters

By Steve Tervet

Dartford's Alex Woodyard is starting to silence his Princes Park boo-boys.

The former Southend midfielder has taken some stick from the terraces in recent weeks despite solid performances on the right wing.

Alex Woodyard in action against Aldershot Town Picture: Simon Hildrew
Alex Woodyard in action against Aldershot Town Picture: Simon Hildrew

But when Woodyard was substituted against Aldershot on Tuesday, he deservedly went off to cheers and applause from the home crowd.

He said: "It was nice when everyone gave me a clap and were chanting my name.

"Every fan’s entitled to their opinion. To be fair, I think most of the fans like me. It’s only a minority (who don’t).

"When the whole team’s playing well, it’s a lot easier to play well. Everyone wants the ball and everyone’s working hard for each other. If someone misses the ball, someone else is covering."

Conceding a late goal on Tuesday meant Dartford had to settle for a 1-1 draw against 10-man Aldershot Town.

"It was disappointing," admitted Woodyard. "Those two points (dropped) felt like a loss. But a couple of months ago, we would have taken that, so it shows how far we’ve come."

Read the full interview in the Dartford Messenger.

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