Quality finishing make the difference at Woodspring Stadium
Weston-super-Mare succumbed to a 2 - 0 loss in this afternoon's Blue Square Bet South clash at Woodspring Stadium.
Dartford captain Richard Spring, coming back after three weeks injury, got Dartford off to a flyer by scoring a powerful effort from the edge of the area on 6 minutes. Attacking midfielder Dominic Murphy rounded off their victory on 54 minutes with a tap-in after a powerfull cross from Sylvain Durand. The French youngster (Durand) was named Man of the Match.
With Weston-super-Mare staring at defeat, there was controversy as young full-back Geoff Wyatt then had a penalty shout turned down.
Next game will be the last of the season for Dartford. It will an home game against Bromley who have a very bad memory of the Darts visit earlier this season. It was a 5-0 victory for Dartford with three goals for Dixion.
Blue Square Bet South Champion - FA Cup 2nd qualif. round - FA Trophy Semi final
Top Goalscorer - Top Assister
Derek Dixion - Dominic Murphy
31 goals - 22 assists
As you can see it was a great season with a title and a cup semi-final. There was also individual achievement. Dixion and Murphy are respectivly Top Goalscorer and Player of the Year in Blue Square bet South. I finished second in the Manager of the Year award, which was a bit disapointing (only two points ).
A good start as a manager, especially the very first game against Motherwell.
Three months in and one league defeat + one draw. It was just unexpected! As unexpected as the FA Cup loose against Hitchin, a poor result.
So after three months of dream, we had three months of...tiredness. We never had really bad results, but we became unconsistent, probably because of the high number of game we had to play.
So back in good form and Salisbury finally seems to finally slow down, so we are now getting farther and farther from them.
We didn't end the season in a great way but we are Champions and we will play in Blue Square Bet Premier next year. Only that counts.
Guys, this story is a FM12 story. So in game I started it in Summer 2011, and we were in Blue Square Bet South. As I won the league we are now in Blue Square Bet Premier, like in real life.
If I start a save with Dartford on FM13, I will be at the same point as I am on my FM12 save (Summer 2012/BSBPremier).
As I have now Football Manager 13, I was wondering if it will bother readers if I started a new save with the Darts on FM13, once again with only regens, and continue the story here!
Three months after winning Blue Square Bet South, me and the players meet again at Princes Park. It is time to prepare a new season in a new league with a new staff and a lot of new players.
All my coaches and scouts left the club at the end of last season and we brought in new faces. It is the same for the players, with a lot of new players joining us, and a lot leaving the club. We made a nice profit on sales, the club who was in difficult financial situation last year can now spend more than 20K on transfers.
The aim that was fixed with the chairman is a top-half finish. The season will start in a month and we have four friendlies programed until then.
One year after stoping is player career (aged 25), Dartford manager Alex Sonwild is thinking of a surprising comeback.
"After one year on the bench, I understood that I had to play regular game in competition , told Sonwild to the Darts website. I'm not intending to let my manager post but to play and manage at the same, as the club offered me last year. Yet, I don't want to destroy the team as I don't know if I'm still at their level so I will use the preseason to test my abilities. And if I feel ready I will offer myself a new contract!"
Sonwild who already played 283 times for the club, scoring 38 goals, is Dartford's gaffer since July 2011. He lead the club to a Blue Square Bet South title and a FA Trophy semi-final in his first year so the fans will hope that his new double responsibility won't slow down the club rise.