Dartford are through to the Fourth Round of the FA Trophy after a 2-1 win over Cambridge at The Abbey Stadium.
The Blue Square Bet South leaders were 1-0 down at half-time but finally managed to dominate their Blue Square Bet Premier opponents, thanks to Sonwild's great coaching and two Jose Carlos goals.
The first half wasn't boring, but all the spectacular play in the second half made it look like it was. The tension
was incredibly high and when the game came to an end Sonwild ran across the pitch to celebrate with his goalkeeper who had been surrounded by a small crowd of ecstatic Dartford supporters.
Sonwild's press conference didn't last long. He just sat down, smiled at the journalists and said: "We won the battle and we deserved to."
Then he left the room.
Was there really a battle? Yes there was!
It came after Cambridge opened the score with Quinton Sylvester
punching Spring. The player got a second yellow card
for that and many other players got booked. But why did all this happened?
It all began 35 seconds before the goal when O'Neil
was creating a counter-attack move for the Darts. The striker was passing the midfield when Sylvester brought him down with a vicious tackle but the referee let the game go on, while several players from Dartford stopped playing to go to the ref to complain, and Cambridge used they superiority to create a great move with Jamie Smith
heading into the back of the net from his rebounded shot off the crossbar.
Now all the Dartford players were around M.Wigglesworth
(the ref) and they started arguing with their opponents until the punch came. Sylvester's fist hit Spring right on the nose and without any hesitation two Dartford players jumped onto the culprit
starting a fight where sadly the fans joined
in with pleasure.
After isolating everyone, M.Wigglesworth sent everyone back to the dressing room and there were reports that the game would be cancelled or postponed. But finally the teams were allowed back for the second half and the Darts seemed more determined than ever. Sylvester's tackle was definitively a dangerous one as O'Brien will be out for two weeks
and the red card wasn't enough to appease the Darts who wanted to put Cambridge out of the FA Trophy and happily for them this was exactly what they did.
They totally dominated
the second half. Two great goals from José Carlos
earned them a ticket into the 4th round
. For the first goal the Spanish midfielder combined with Murphy
to open space in the box and to spin the ball into the goal at the far post. Five minutes later he showed his brilliant touch once again getting past two defenders before placing a super shot from the outside of the box that didn't leave Brown any chance.
The Blue Square Bet South team will celebrate this victory with their fans by organasing a "Croissant Party"
at training. It was a promise made by Alex Sonwild
after a talk with fans two weeks ago.
2013-05-20 23:58#103244 Sonalexwild :
So it will be croissant for everyone!