Dartford manager Tony Burman believes his side’s inability to take their chances and Lincoln’s clinical finishing was the difference between the two sides on Saturday.

Tom Miller scored the only goal of the game for the Imps just before the half hour mark.

And despite having Delano Sam-Yorke sent off 25 minutes from the end, Dartford were unable to break down the 10 men and find an equaliser.

Burman said: “It is disappointing when you have played well and gone to a place like Lincoln, which is a big club, and we have played well enough in my opinion to win the game.

 “But unfortunately you have got to take chances when they come to you - Lincoln took their chance and we did not take a number of chances we created. That is the problem.”

He added: “In fairness to the players, we have played well again but got no rewards from the game.

“I thought we dominated in parts of the game but unfortunately we have not scored a goal.

 “If the players had played badly I would be saying it.

“They have not played badly but in the final third of the field we have created enough I thought to win the game.”

Despite seven of the eight teams above Dartford picking up points at the weekend, Burman insists he is not worried about that and is solely focused on trying to turn his own team’s fortunes around.

The Princes Park boss said: “I am just concerned about us and want us to start turning a decent performance in goals, chances and wins – and we have to start winning sooner rather than later.

“That table can change and it does change every seven days, but I can only concern myself that we need to start picking up some wins.”

Dartford recently signed former West Ham defender Callum Driver in an attempt to bolster their defence and the 22-year-old has already started and completed two games for his new side.

Burman said: “He has settled in OK.

“We know him because he did a little bit of pre-season with us and Callum has played because of injuries in that area.

“He has ended up getting a chance and he has done well in the two games that he has played in. He is part of the squad now and hopefully he can cement his place.”

Burman’s side welcome Chester to Princes Park tomorrow evening and the boss knows how crucial a home win would be.

He said: “Like always, it is going to be a difficult game.

“Chester have made the decision to go full-time this year and now they will be a tough nut to crack.

“But we are at home, we have got to realise that and we have to start turning the draws we have been having at home into wins and it is as simple as that.

“If it means having a poor performance but getting the three points then so be it – but the main aim is to get three points out of the game.”