Burman feels Dartford are edging closer to victory

Tony Burman ius staying positive

Tony Burman ius staying positive

First published in Sport News Shopper: Photograph of the Author by , Freelance sports reporter

Dartford boss Tony Burman believes his side are not far off from the standard being set by the other teams in the Conference Premier.

Kyle Storer scored the game’s only goal on Saturday to give Kidderminster Harriers a 1-0 win and inflict another narrow defeat on the Princes Park side.

But the manager is confident they will soon be turning their good performances into points.

Burman said: “I think we are very close to doing that.

“We could be sitting here at the end of the first week and we could have had six points without any doubt, but unfortunately it was not to be.

“I do not think we are doing a lot wrong, but hopefully the breaks will come our way and we will get our first win over the weekend.”

Dartford’s number one Jason Brown, who signed from Sutton United at the start of the season, was in inspired form on Saturday and the former Wales international was largely responsible for keeping the scoreline down.

The boss said: “He is a good keeper and we knew that.

“To be fair to Jason he has not really had too much to do in the games that we have played so far.

“But on Saturday he did his job and has made a lot of decent saves, which in some ways you do not want.

“He had a really good game, that is for sure.”

Dartford have two difficult matches up next, Torquay at home on Saturday and Barnet away on Bank Holiday Monday.

But Burman believes his side can get a pair of positive results.

He said: “It is two tough games.

“We have had five really hard, difficult matches but that is why we want to be in this league.

“The teams that we play are ex-League clubs and it is definitely there to look forward to.

“Hopefully we can get something out of this weekend coming up.”

Despite having just a day’s rest in between the upcoming fixtures, Burman is confident his side will be able to cope with the scheduling.

He said: “It is always difficult for any team to play those two games.

“The positive thing for us is the guys do not have to get up for work on the Sunday so they can have a day of rest and play on the Monday.

“In that respect it is a level playing field with us and the full-time guys.

“But having said that, I think the players’ fitness has been decent and it will difficult but it has to be done and hopefully we can come through that OK.”

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