Preview - Braintree Town v Dartford, Sat 12th Feb 2011, 3pm kick off
The Darts head to league leaders Braintree Town on Saturday, hoping to continue their superb recent form. The Darts, unbeaten in five league matches, will aim to continue the good work from Weston-Super-Mare on Tuesday, where they picked up a 1-0 victory.
Lee Noble will serve the final match of his three match ban, with Lee Burns still struggling with a hamstring injury. Adam Burchell is set to miss out with a knee injury.
A coach will be running to Braintree. This will depart at 12.00pm from Princes Park, at £12 per adult.
For booking details, please visit http://dartfordfconline.com/site/?q=pages/coach-travel-dartford-football...
From the Braintree bypass turn into Braintree at the McDonalds roundabout and follow signs for the East Braintree Industrial Estate. The floodlights will be visible on the left, just past the Orange Tree PH. The entrance to the ground is the next turning on the left in Clockhouse Way, then left again.
Rail & bus
Braintree & Bocking (BR), 1 mile. Bus 353 from Witham, or a 20 minute walk from the town centre
History by Stuart Maidment
Dartford takes on Braintree Town on Saturday for the second time in twelve days on the back of a five matches unbeaten in the Blue Square Bet South.
A winning goal by Elliot Bradbrook separated the two sides at Princes Park as The Darts shocked the league leaders, despite having played most of the game with ten men.
Although Dartford lost in the F.A Trophy on Saturday they were back to winning ways on Tuesday night. Charlie Sheringham netted the only goal of the game against Weston Super-Mare to complete a double over The Seagulls. It was also a third consecutive clean sheet for The Darts in the league after three back to back 1-0 wins.
Meanwhile Braintree Town travelled to Kent for the third successive occasion when they met Dover Athletic at The Crabble on Tuesday night. Two goals by the league’s second top scorer Sean Marks gave The Iron a second consecutive win. On Saturday they travelled to Park View Road and saw off Welling United in a 3-1 victory. Glenn Poole scored a brace in his debut after signing from Barnet. Rod Stringer also added Louis Lavers to the squad from Bracknell Town since we last played Braintree.
Since the defeat at Princes Park, The Iron have returned to winning ways and a run of eight wins from nine matches has given them a ten point lead at the top of the table. At home, Braintree Town has taken all three points on the last five occasions and have yet to draw at The Cressing Road Stadium.
Form Guide & Stats (league only)
Braintree Town Last 6 Home matches
Woking won 2-0
Bishop’s Stortford won 3-1
Hampton & Richmond won 3-1
Lewes won 1-0
Ebbsfleet United won 4-2
Bromley lost 0-2
Dartford Last 6 Away matches
Weston Super-Mare won 1-0
Bishop’s Stortford won 1-0
Welling United lost 1-2
Ebbsfleet United lost 1-2
Woking drew 2-2
Dover Athletic won 2-0