Tony Burman was pleased that his side "stopped the rot" with a 3-1 win over Bishop's Stortford on Saturday.

Ending their six-game wait for a win, Dartford went ahead after five minutes when Ryan Hayes found Danny Harris who slotted past Craig King.

Dartford let Stortford equalise in bizarre fashion when, under no pressure, Ronnie Vint headed his back pass past Deren Ibrahim on 15 minutes.

But the home side continued to press and were rewarded when on-loan defender Keaton Wood took advantage of a goalmouth scramble, scoring his first Dartford goal midway through the first-half.

Burman's side struggled after the break but moments after seeing his netted header disallowed, Tom Bradbrook scorede Dartford's third finishing a great counter.

Following the victory, Burman said: "I’m very pleased after losing four games on the trot over a two week spell and for the guys to bounce back and win.

"It was a tough game for us today. I am really pleased that we have stopped the rot and got three points on the board."

The Dartford manager admitted the performance was not perfect but was pleased to get the three points.

"I think that it was not brilliant but the main thing today was to win, especially with another game coming up so close,” he said.

"We have done that and I cannot ask much more of them. We have got some walking wounded out there and it is difficult to replace certain players in certain areas.

“After the disastrous goal against us, we have come back from that and have done well. Tom Bradbrook, I thought, was excellent."

Burman handed loanee Nathan Ferguson his debut on Saturday and sees the on-loan Burton Albion midfielder as a prospect.

He added: "Nathan met the guys at training last night. He has been at Grays and is at Burton now and has come out on loan to us.

“We needed a midfield player and Nathan came along and the deal was done very quickly.

"He has got a bit about him. He is a player that needs to get to know the boys but once he does I think he will be a silent assassin. He makes something happen and am pleased we got him.”

There was also praise for on-loan Millwall defender Keaton Wood: "He has got a lot of fight in him and hunger. These games do mean something to younger lads, especially the younger pros.

“I am pleased he has settled down, I am pleased he has scored and that he has got a win under his belt."