JAY May made a memorable return to Princes Park last night when he came off the bench to grab an equalising goal against Harlow.

May enjoyed a prolific first spell with the Darts before leaving for Bromley in the summer.

He subsequently went on to spend a spell at Ramsgate before being reunited with Dartford after Tony Burman swooped for his services.

Struggling Harlow belied their lowly position in the first half and deservedly went in front after quarter of an hour when Mark Taylor drilled home a free-kick from fully 30-yards which swerved past the Darts wall and keeper Andrew Young.

Burman had already been forced to replace Lee Noble with Craig Carley by this stage and there was another injury enforced substitution on 34 minutes when May came on for Rob Haworth.

Within four minutes, May had drawn the home side level.

Jamie Day delivered a free-kick into the Harlow penalty area and the visitors were caught unaware by May, who rose highest to head the Darts back on terms.

If the first half was all Harlow, then the second most definitely belonged to Dartford.

Burman’s side produced some sublime passing football and this was like watching the Darts of old again.

Despite dominating, however, clear cut chances were few and far between for the hosts.

May continued to be a major problem for Harlow and won virtually everything in the air, while Carley was a constant menace down the left.

But Dartford had a lucky escape 10 minutes from the end when Tom Bruno beat Young with a long range shot which fortunately hit the bar and not the back of the net.

Dartford: Young, Osborne, Gross, Flanagan, Coyle, Dafter, Butterworth (Isa 72), Day, Haworth (May 34), Woods-Garness, Noble (CCarley 13). Subs not used: Guest, Ibrahim. Att: 828.