Dartford boss Tony Burman admitted he didn’t even know how long was left when Danny Mills headed in a crucial winner at East Thurrock on Tuesday night.

Just 12 minutes were left on the clock when Mills powered substitute Ryan Hayes’ cross into the back of the net. But ever-cool Burman was unaware how late in the day the goal went in.

“Better late than never,” he said. “I didn’t realise there was only 12 minutes left.

“We did believe that the game was starting to open up and they were coming at us as well. It doesn’t matter when you score your goals – first minute or 92nd minute – if it is meant to be then it’s meant to be and our players deserved it.”

Patience was the key for Burman, who told his players that their chance would come in the second half.

“The boys came in at half-time a little bit frustrated because they hadn’t scored a goal but you’ve got to be patient,” he added.

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