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The Vanarama National League South

Preview: Dartford v Slough Town

Declan Bonsor previews this Saturday's National League South meeting with Dartford.


This Saturday, Slough Town aim to take their points tally to 21, with a visit to the Princes Park Stadium to face Dartford in National League South, writes Declan Bonsor.

The home side have had a poor opening to the season, winning just two from their first eleven matches. However, with an impressive 2-0 win over Concord Rangers last week, they will be looking for successive victories to help climb the table. Slough, on the other hand have looked impressive of late, sitting in eighth and going into this match with an unbeaten record of eight in the league.

A 3-1 win over Hampton & Richmond Borough in the visitors’ last league game would make them confident. Goals from Sam Togwell, Dan Roberts and Josh Jackman helped to secure all three points against Hampton, showing the rest of the league that goals can come from any position with nine players scoring at least one goal in all competitions, which is also the case for Dartford. Both defences should be wary.

Tony Burman recently returned to Dartford as interim manager and has defensively improved the squad – they have not conceded in over 180 minutes of football. The Slough front men, whether it is Warren Harris or Ben Harris, who are the top goal scorers this season, need to realise that they will be hard to break down and may even need to try something different to come away with a win away from home.

Although it is still early in the season, it will not be an easy game for either side. Both teams come into the match off the back of a victory, however with one side trying to climb away from the drop zone, and the other aiming to increase their eight-game unbeaten run, both will be looking for maximum points.

It is sure to be a great game for all to watch, and it will be interesting to see whether Dartford can secure their third win of the campaign or whether the Rebels can put the teams above them under pressure.

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