LONDON CUP PREVIEW | DARTFORD v ATHLETIC NEWHAM

Dartford make their long-awaited London Senior Cup debut on Tuesday night with a home tie against Essex League club Athletic Newham.

Last season the Darts pulled out of the competition after their season was halted, but the cup did finally conclude in May. It is expected that this year’s edition of the London Senior Cup will provide Dartford with an extra opportunity to rotate their squad, now they have more depth than previous campaigns.

Goalkeeper Craig King has been limited to one game this term, whilst others like Luke Wanadio, George Porter, Luke Allen, Ronnie Vint have started less than half of the league matches so far. Steve King confirmed in an interview with Dartford FC TV last week he will use “players that need minutes”, he also said: “We’re going to get some third years in as well, one’s that are too old for the F.A Youth Cup game the following night”. Jake Robinson has been out with injury and will need more time to recover, Jordan Wynter is likely to be rested after playing with a groin strain over the last few matches and Jake Jebb missed Dartford’s last game after picking up an achilles injury.

Dartford
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Athletic Newham
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Welling United A 6-0 Redbridge H 2-2
Hythe Town (FAC) H 5-1 Saffron Walden Town H 3-1
Tonbridge Angels H 1-1 Stansted H 1-2
Bath City A 3-1 Little Oakley A 1-1
Eastbourne Borough H 3-1 Clapton H 2-1
Dulwich Hamlet A 2-0 Ilford A 3-2