DARTS manager Tony Burman is not concerned about his side’s inability to score despite drawing against Hastings last night.

The game ended goalless at the Pilot Field as Dartford struggled to breakdown the Hastings defence.

However, the lack of scoring action has not deterred Burman as he believes the weather conditions hampered his side’s efforts and the boss was happy to take a point.

He said: “It is a little disappointing that we didn’t take three points.

“Taking everything into account, it wasn’t a very good game because of the weather conditions but we have come we have got a point away from home with a clean sheet, so I can’t grumble too much.

“We scored three goals on Saturday, so it was just one of those nights.

“In the first half we hit the bar and had a one-on-one with the keeper which didn’t go in.

“To be fair, we didn’t have control of the game enough to win it and I think a draw was a fair result.”

The Darts manager also moved quickly to defend recent signing Criag Carley who joined from The Met Police and warned fans not to expect too much from the new recruit as they look to fill the boots of recently departed Cody McDonald.

He explained: “He has only met the players twice, so once he has settled in he will be alright.

“I’m not sure if he can fill Cody’s boots because he was someone special ,so it would be a bit unfair to say that.

“However, he has shown enough in the last two games to say he is an improvement to the squad.”

Burman also revealed he will be looking to add more new faces to his squad to try and give himself more options in the coming weeks.

He said: “I am looking to bring someone in if I can.

“If we want to go for the push to try and stay in the play-offs, then we will need to bring a couple of people in.

“We are a bit thin on the ground, so if I can do anything then I will do.

“I would like another centre forward and maybe another one in midfield.

“We just have to see what is around at the time because players are starting to become available at the moment so we will see what happens.”

Dartford face Margate at the weekend and the manager has warned his players not to expect an easy game, despite the opposition’s lowly position in the league.

He explained: “The last game I saw they were 4-0 up at Canvey Island.

“If they can go over to Canvey Island and get four goals then I would say they are not struggling but are a team on the up.

“Margate beat us at home and teams at the bottom of this league can beat teams at and around the top, so we must not take anything for granted.

“We know we have some tough games coming up away from home and if we come out of those games undefeated then we will be pleased.”

With no new injuries to report Dartford will be looking to cement their place in the play-offs.

However, Burman is not worrying too much and is just pleased to be in a position challenging at the top end of the table.

He said: “Everyone’s looking fine except Ryan Hayes, who is out with a hamstring injury, and Danny Dafter, who will be out for another two or three weeks.

“I’m just delighted we have started the month of March with something still to play for.

“If you go back to October, people said that wasn’t to be but we still have something to play for, which was our objective at the beginning of the season.

“We will just be keeping our target of those play-off positions.”