Alfie Pavey believes his last-gasp winner on Good Friday was a turning point in the National League South title race.

Pavey scored in the last minute of added time to earn Darts a 1-0 win over promotion rivals Hampton & Richmond at Princes Park. And the 22-year-old’s 23rd goal of a rollercoaster season may end up being the most important of all.

It meant Dartford kept pace with leaders Havant, who then dropped two points at rock-bottom Whitehawk on Easter Monday.

“Hampton was a turning point,” Pavey said. “We’ve dropped a few points but now Havant are doing that and it’s ours for the taking again.

“It’s a weird one this year because no-one’s taken it by the scruff of the neck and said ‘this is our league’. We all need to get together as a team, show it’s our turn to shine and win this title.

“People say it’s the business end of the season and it is. Forget all the other results and what’s gone on, it’s all about the next game and ours is at home to Weston-super-Mare.

“We’ve got to go into the game with a good mentality and keep positive. We’ve got momentum at the moment so hopefully we can maintain that.”

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