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Dartford through in cup thriller

Tony Burman
Burman is the first Dartford manager to reach the fourth qualifying round since 1989

Dartford are just one win away from the first round of the FA cup after they needed penalties to beat Canvey Island following a 3-3 draw at Princes Park.

Canvey went 1-0 up on 17 minutes, but Dartford then went 3-1 ahead with goals from Danny Harris, Karl Rook following a saved penalty, and Paul Goodacre.

Canvey then struck back with two goals from Alex Rhodes to force extra time and penalties.

Dartford won the resultant shoot out 9-8 to set up an away tie at Leiston.

Each side converted their first five penalties before Dartford defender Joe Bruce struck the bar with Dartford's sixth.

Matt Game missed the chance to win the tie for Canvey when his spot kick was saved onto the post by Darts keeper Andy Young.

It took until each side's 10th penalty for the result to be decided. Goodacre put Dartford 9-8 up in the shoot-out before Canvey sub Jason Hallett put his penalty wide.

Dartford manager Tony Burman told BBC Radio Kent: "I'm drained, that's for sure, we all do a days work as well and we have that to put up with."

"The positives are they all wanted to take penalties, and we are through to the next round. The negative is we can't play like that, we have got to do better than that."

"Canvey probably deserved to win the game but on Saturday [a 2-2 draw] we murdered them. For us to go 3-1 up, we should have done better than we did."

The win means Dartford are through to the last qualifying round of the FA Cup for the first time since 1989 and only Eastern Counties league Leiston stand between them and a possible first round tie against Sheffield Wednesday, Southampton or Charlton.

But Burman will not be underestimating Leiston saying: "We know the people involved there, you can see the problem the players have got there, they either stay in a local league or travel a long way and they have got some seriously good players playing at a level lower than what they should be doing."

Blue Square Bet South leaders Bromley are out of the competition after a 3-0 defeat at home to Chelmsford City.

Billy Bricknell, Sam Higgins and Anthony Cook scored for the visitors to inflict Bromley's first defeat in any competition this season.

Bromley assistant manager Haydn Bird said: "I thought Chelmsford played very well, off the ball they were sharp, they tried to stop us playing. We gave them every goal, there was a mistake for every goal. Mistakes have cost us three goals."


Tuesday 12 October 2010

FA Cup Third Qualifying Round Replays
Bromley 0-3 Chelmsford City
Dartford 3-3 Canvey Island (Dartford won 9-8 on penalties)

Isthmian League Cup Round Two
Concord Rangers 3-1 Chatham Town (aet)
Maidstone United 1-2 Leatherhead
Margate 2-5 Thamesmead Town
Sittingbourne 2-0 Faversham Town
Tonbridge Angels 2-0 Ramsgate
Tooting/Mitcham 2-1 Whitstable Town
Whyteleafe 0-2 Cray

Kent League Premier Division
VCD Athletic 1-3 Tunbridge Wells

Wednesday 13 October 2010

Isthmian League Cup Round Two
Croydon Athletic v Folkestone Invicta

Kent League Premier Division
Beckenham v Erith Town
Sporting Bengal v Greenwich Borough

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