Dartford gained a point against league leaders Maidenhead United on Saturday after a 0-0 draw at Princes Park.

The Darts, who were the dominant side throughout the 90 minutes, were unable to turn possession into goals during a game that was bereft of clear goalscoring opportunities.

Maidenhead, who were without the league's leading scoring David Tarpey, did put the ball in the net through Sean Marks on 61 minutes but it was ruled offside.

It was mainly through Luke Wanadio that Dartford looked the most threatening, with the winger enjoying plenty of freedom on the left flank.

Wanadio had the best chance of the game for the Darts on 77 minutes when his strike was deflected by Dean Inman to just clear the Maidenhead crossbar.

It was a much-needed point for the Darts after their 4-1 defeat to Hampton & Richmond Borough on Bank Holiday Monday, something manager Tony Burman acknowledged: “I am pleased we have got a point because of what happened to us on Monday. I think we stayed solid and were well organised.

“Maidenhead are a difficult team to break down. I felt that after Monday's performance we got back on track.

“I still felt that in the second half we needed to get out of third gear and being the home team take a bit of impetus on it and I think we did that to be fair.”

Burman praised his side for their response to Monday's defeat and is confident that he has the squad to help Dartford enjoy a successful season.

He said: “We have come back again after the disappointment of Monday and it is nice to see. I have brought some players in and have some good quality in the changing room now. I just feel that I need to bring it out in them a little bit.

“They have got to work hard. They know they have got to try and do that. The quality is in there and when that starts happening, we will be a decent side.”

The Dartford manager acknowledged Wanadio's performance during the National League South fixture but also suggested that there is more still to come from Dartford's summer signing.

“I feel we are going to help him. I think the club will be good for him,” Burman added.

“In the second half, he has come inside and tried to put the ball in the top corner.

“There are little spurts and then we lose him for ten minutes. He is working hard but if we start to find him more and get the ball out to him, he will be even better.”

Dartford continue their National League South campaign on Saturday with a trip to East Thurrock United.