Has anyone seen a mojo for 10 players? Seems to be missing, last seen at the Woking match on 9 April! Charlie Sheringham got his back and scored from a penalty. I’d have thought he’d have looked better pleased afterwards. Lee Noble took a tackle in the penalty area to give Dartford an edge. Soon, it all went pear-shaped, as you might say. What’s worse, Dartford have to play Bromley again in the Kent Senior Cup Final in May, and now Bromley have a psychological advantage.
Mind you, Dartford manager, Tony Burman was philosophical
“At the moment, my players are running on empty, they are literally running on empty, mentally, physically, you can tell in the last three games what’s happened. I think they’ve given their all to keep us in the division, so I’m not going to knock them too much. The effort that has been put in from January onwards has been fantastic and I thank the players for doing that.”
There was not a lot of action for me to capture, sitting behind the goal line. Mostly backs of players! A good shot of James White, who hasn’t figured greatly lately. I found the whole match very confusing since Dartford’s home kit is black and white and so, apparently is Bromley’s. Dartford were playing in their red/navy kit, but it was often difficult in the melee to remember who was the home team! That’s because I don’t often shoot away games.
And one from the second half, after a tackle on Lee Noble. I just love the expression on Harrison Dunk’s (Bromley player) face.
Bromley might appear to have the upper hand, but reading on their club’s blog, there is a bit of a financial crisis, a ‘cash flow’ problem, i.e. not enough in the piggy bank to pay the bills. Oh dear. I wonder if that desire for funds was behind the nonsense rule that only one club photographer could gain entrance free? The other club photographer for Dartford, Dave Adkins, who turned up after me, had to pay £10.00. I think that is a cheek and had no idea about that when I volunteered to attend. They really must be scraping the barrel for money.
“Fed up Dartford fans started to stream out of Hayes Lane with 12 minutes of the game remaining, and Bromley created two late chances. Dartford’s fans are arguably the best fans in Kent and to see them stream out of Hayes Lane was a shock.” Kentish Football.co.uk
So that’s why the car park was so empty when I left. I can understand why people would do that, but let’s hope they come to Princes Park on Monday and support their team.