DARTFORD boss Tony Burman is hoping video evidence will clear Alex O'Brien and Ray Powell after both saw red in last night's 2-1 friendly win against Bromley.

The duo were involved in a brawl just before the break which also resulted in a dismissal for Bromley's Alex Toppin.

Dartford could now be without the pair for an as yet unknown period of time once their bans take effect in a fortnight and Burman is determined to avoid the scenario.

He said: "We are looking at the video and using it to prove it wasn't as bad as the referee is claiming.

"What he told me when I spoke to him at half-time was completely different from what actually happened on the pitch and the video shows this.

"It was a pre-season game and what should have been a useful exercise for both clubs has now turned into something very different."

It has been a busy week behind the scenes at Princes Park with several players penning deals and some familiar faces leaving.

Lee Noble will be a Dartford player this season after an impressive pre-season and Burman is delighted to have him on board.

He explained: "Lee came in to have a look at us and vice versa and he has done very well here.

"There is a bit of travelling involved for him but it was really more a case of when he was going to sign than if.

"It is the exact same scenario for Richard Ketchell and James White who have both agreed to join as well."

On the way out are Mark Green, Yohance Lewis and Scott Holding as Burman shows his ruthless streak ahead of a season in a higher division.

The manager explained: "Mark Green was only getting minutes of games in pre-season, but I have to make hard decisions.

"We will remember him as part of the squad which helped us gain promotion and nobody can take that away from him.

"I wanted to be honest and when I'm overlooking people like Mark and Lewis, I've got to let them know where they stand."

Burman added: "Scott's is a slightly different situation because he had a bad injury and we offered him a pre-season with us to help with his recovery.

"He worked very hard and I think it is fair to say he may have had to quit the game if he hadn't had the chance of a pre-season here.

"To continue this progress he really needs to be playing regularly now and this is why he has gone to Thurrock. We will be keeping an eye on how he gets on there."