Dartford v Slough Town, National South, Princes Park, Dartford, Kent: Saturday 28th September - kick-off 15h00
Dartford were promoted to the Conference/National League in season 2010/11. During their ten year stay they have played at level 5 during three seasons, 2012/15. Last season they finished the campaign in 10th place gaining 64 points, just ahead of Slough Town. Their record was
P42 Home W12 D6 L3 GF32 GA21: Away W6 D4 L11 GF 20 GA 37.
Both matches between the teams ended in draws last season. In Dartford, 8th Dec, the match ended 1 - 1 with Josh Jackman netting a 37th minute goal for Rebels - attendance 1446. The return fixture, on 10th Feb, saw the game end 2 - 2 with Slough goals from Ben Harris (2m) and Sean Fraser (59m).
This season Dartford fans will be hoping for a play-off position, although their early season form has not been good, having won only two of their opening 11 league fixtures. They are in 18th position in the table P11 Home W1 D3 L1: Away W1 D1 L4 GF16 GA24 - points 10. Results:-
L 4 - 1 (A) Wealdstone; D 1 - 1 (H) St. Albans City (att: 919); D 1 - 1 (H) Havant & Waterlooville (att: 873); L 4 - 0 (A) Chelmsford City; L 3 - 1 (A) Weymouth; W 2 - 1 (H) Braintree Town (att: 874); D 2 - 2 (A) Hungerford Town; D 1 - 1 (H) Hemel Hempstead Town (att: 961); L 3 - 2 (A) Tonbridge Angels; L 3 - 4 (H) Dorking Wanderers (att: 897); W 0 - 2 (A) Concord Rangers.
In the F.A. Cup 2nd Round Qualifying they beat Horsham (Isthmian Premier, level 7) 0 - 2 (A) and they will play away to Blackfield and Langley (Southern Premier South, level 7) next week.
The Darts top goal scorers are Norman Wabo and Charlie Sheringham, each with 3 goals. Charlie Sheringham having scored in each of the last three league outings. A good gate can be expected as their average home attendance this season is 905. Last season Dartford finished 5th in the averages with gates of 1,134.
Booking match odds: Dartford Win 2/1; the Draw 3/1; Slough Town Win 13/10
Prediction: Rebels should be favourites to win the match, but I will sit on the fence and opt for a draw
Dartford 2 - 2 Slough Town