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Opposition Focus: Dartford FC

Founded: 1888

Nickname: The Darts

Stadium: Princes Park Stadium

Stadium Capacity: 4,100 (642 seated)

Manager: Adrian Pennock

Last Meeting: The reverse fixture back on the 28th of October saw the Darts defeated 2-1 at the Focus Community Arena. As a cool spot kick from Joe Iaciofano took the three points for the Tudors.

The Tudors travel to Kent on Non-League day, for what looks to be one of the most crucial games of the season, and you can read about our opponents here:

Dartford were founded in 1888 by members of the Dartford Workingmen's club. Playing only friendly and cup football matches for the first few seasons, but following a successful run in the Kent Senior Cup, which saw them make it to the final, the club were persuaded to enter the Kent League as a founding member for the 1894/95 season.

Dartford then became founding members of the Southern League Division Two, winning the league on the first attempt. Dartford bounced between the Southern League and Kent League but then due to financial problems in the early 1900's fell down to the West Kent League.

Dartford climbed up the southern leagues throughout the years and now find themselves in the National League South. Finishing in second place last season, falling short of playoff success after losing 4-6 on Penalties to St Albans City.

The Darts now sit in 21st position in the National League South after a tough campaign, as they have currently gained just 10 wins from 38 games. As they attempt to escape the relegation zone in their fight for survival. Which could be key as they look to grab all three points this weekend, but the Tudors are also in dire need for those three points, after a difficult run of form which saw us pick up just one point from our last 9 games, as we aim to not be dragged into the relegation fight and get closer to confirming our place in the National League South next season.

Last 5 Meetings:

28.10.23 | Hemel Hempstead Town FC 2-1 Dartford FC

14.01.23 | Dartford FC 1-3 Hemel Hempstead Town FC

29.08.22 | Hemel Hempstead Town FC 0-2 Dartford FC

09.04.22 | Dartford FC 1-1 Hemel Hempstead Town FC

20.11.21 | Hemel Hempstead Town FC 2-3 Dartford FC


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