BUMPING into one of the Dartford Greats of yesteryear – Graham Carr, accompanied by Charlie Pryor – drew comparisons with the current crop of Darts.

Then it was an early goal from Mitchell, engineered by Light, followed by the opposition foundering on the rocky barrier of Carr, Burns and Binks.

This weekend, it was two quick goals for Darts, soak up the pressure add a third and bag the points. “Goodnight nurse”.

The goal which wouldn’t come last week arrived early. An opening Tooting foray floundered and, six moves later, the limping Ryan Hayes flicked a Brendon Cass pass over an outstretched leg and volleyed home a left-foot screamer.

Damage done, both to Tooting's hopes and Hayes’ hamstring. New boy Craig Carley was the replacement and he had barely introduced himself to the others when Jamie Day delivered the ball which Rob Haworth headed firmly past visiting custodian Dave King to double the advantage.

The usual defensive manoeuvres followed and Carley became an instant hit with the fans when he carved out a cheeky run from near Darts’ right corner flag over flailing legs and past lunging bodies to liberate Haworth, whose shot on goal was deflected away.

Tooting did have their moments and from a right-side corner, Andrew Young gathered just in front of his bar.

The visitors came out with sleeves rolled up, but they soon became rolled down after a brief flurry of activity down the left which included a wicked low cross.

But it was a lost cause once Haworth latched on to a through ball, timing his run to perfection and lobbed the advancing King.

Just to make sure, Haworth followed his effort and beat two defenders to slide his shot over the line.

The visitors didn’t help their cause with some blind-side work, not realising the excellent official hadn’t got a blind side.

Certainly he spotted an otherwise blind-side elbow from Tooting captain Joe Vines which resulted in a red card and heard a verbal barrage from the away bench which saw their manager admonished.

There was also time for him to spot an injudicious impede by a Dartford defender, producing a penalty and Tooting’s sole consolation goal from Paul Vines.

Dartford: Young, Coyle, Gross (Holding 87), Guest, Osborne, Hayes (Carley), Day, Cass (Isa 81), Haworth, Noble. Sub not used. Whitnell, Ibrahim. Att: 1,320.