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PREVIEW | Dartford FC (H)

Dunston return home for the first time in over two months when they continue their pre-season preparations against Dartford on Friday evening.

Kick off at the UTS Stadium is at 7:30pm.

This will be the Fed’s third game of pre-season after a 1-1 draw with Seaham Red Star and a 1-0 defeat at Whitley Bay.

A number of special guests are set to be in attendance at Dunston’s first home game since April with Martin Tyler due to attend. The legendary Sky Sports commentator is the acting Assistant Manager for Dartford.

An unnamed Newcastle United legend is also set to be in attendance on Friday.


Dartford had a successful campaign last season as they finished second in the National League South. Despite Dartford’s high placed finish they missed out on promotion after losing 5-3 on penalties in the play-offs to St Albans.

It’s been a summer of rebuilding for Darts Manager Alan Dowson, as he revealed in our chat with him which you can read here.


This will be the first time in the club’s history that Dunston have played against Dartford.

Dartford have finished in the top four of the National League South in each of their past two seasons.

Dunston will be aiming to do something similar this season after back-to-back sixth placed finishes, narrowly missing out on the play-offs.


The match will take place at the UTS Stadium, NE11 9JL (Kick-off 7:30pm).

The clubhouse will be open from 6pm onwards with supporters able to buy lottery tickets for Monday’s draw at 6pm. The prize fund is now up to £7,170.

The bait cabin will be open from 7pm with an updated menu including homemade pies, chicken curry and gravy and chips.

Tickets for Friday evening’s game are priced as follows; Adults £6, Concessions £4 and under 16’s £2.

Season ticket holders are reminded that entry for this fixture is free of charge.

Image credit - Beauty Time Photography

Published Thursday 13th July 2023