VANARAMA NATIONAL LEAGUE SOUTH- MANAGER OF THE MONTH
When Steve King took over at Dartford he cautiously warned fans not to expect any of his old play-off magic any time soon.
The October appointment came with the club in deep trouble down the wrong end.
Interestingly, they had hired a manager with a track record in finishing in the promotion places- not one who specialised in keeping teams up.
Perhaps they knew something back then. Despite saying it wasn’t a reality when he turned up, the new boss has flipped their season on its head. Into the top seven and enjoying an incredible start to the New Year, the Kent club are on a roll.
Winning four out of their five January games, the only slip came at second place Slough Town.
The Darts hit the target against Dulwich Hamlet, Oxford City, Dorking Wanderers and Welling United last month.
So good is their form that the club have won seven of their last eight National League South matches. King has quickly got them playing the fast-paced football he is known for.
From fearing they would be leaving the division at one end to real ambitions of escaping at the other, he has brought more than just hope to Princes Park.
Congratulations to Steve, the coaching staff and all the players for a great month in January.