Dartford’s 1-0 victory over Hungerford Town sees the club five points clear at the top of the National League South.

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Dartford build gap as Magpies beaten at home 

Ade Azzez’s second half goal was enough for the Darts, who profited from nearest challengers Maidenhead United’s surprise 2-0 defeat to Eastbourne Borough.

Second half goals from James Hammond and Dominic Hutchinson ensured all three points will travel back to the south coast. 

It’s a first defeat of the season for Hakan Hayrettin’s side, while leaders Dartford have only dropped two points all season so far. 

NLS goes goal crazy 

There were plenty of goals elsewhere in National League South today, with Oxford City climbing to third in the league after thrashing Hemel Hempstead Town 4-0.

Oxford were 2-0 up after seven minutes thanks to Joe Iaciofano’s brace. 

Subs Jacob Bancroft and Lewis Coyle added late goals to complete the rout, with Hemel Hempstead falling to the bottom of the table.

Their victory took them above Concord Rangers, who were crushed 5-2 by Havant & Waterlooville Town.

Dorking Wanderers also climbed above Bath City in the league table after beating them 4-1. 

Hampton and Richmond Borough moved into playoff contention with a 4-2 win over Chelmsford City. 

Strugglers pick up vital wins 

There was joy for both Welling United and Billericay Town as the strugglers picked up important wins over Chippenham Town and Dulwich Hamlet respectively.

Peter Taylor’s Welling side picked up an impressive 3-1 away victory, with Billericay moving off the bottom of the table thanks to their 2-1 win.

Elsewhere, Ebbsfleet United beat Slough Town 3-1, and St Albans City beat Braintree Town 2-0, with both sides maintaining their places in the playoffs. 

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