Fans took to mock Dartford over their playoff heartbreak while Boston United earn themselves huge praise with a big victory.
The Darts drew 0-0 with Chippenham after 90 minutes and extra time, so it was down to a penalty shootout to settle the tie.
Chippenham should have opened the scoring after just two minutes but Joe Hanks could only hit his effort straight at player-of-the-year Dan Wilks from Jordan Young’s right-wing corner.
Chippenham had another opportunity to score not too long after, again Hanks was on hand to prevent Alefe Santos’s shot from going in.
The first half ended with Dartford struggling, Chippenham giving all they got and showing no sign of trying to get that first goal of the game.
Dartford showed more spirit in the second half when it came to possession and had some chances at goal, still however the scoreline remained 0-0.
Dartford were poor attacking wise for much of the game, the defence doing all the work to try and keep Chippenham at bay.
The travelling side hit the bar with eight minutes remaining after Santos was allowed to shoot from 30 yards out, Spencer Hamilton put the rebound wide from the edge of the box.
Dartford’s best moment of the game came in injury time when substitute Danny Leonard lifted his left-foot shot just wide of the upright.
Kalvin Kalala missed an opportunity to put the Darts ahead three minutes into extra time, producing a shot from 25-yards out, only for it to go just wide of the far post.
A few more chances was wasted and penalty shootout it was.
Chippenham- 🟥’ Young
Dartford: Charles-Cook, Campbell, K Roberts, Bonner, Meade, Kalala (Azeez 109mins), Carruthers (Allen 90mins), Durojaiye, Jebb, D Roberts (Leonard 86mins), Dinanga (Greenidge 117mins). Sub not used: Wilks.
Chippenham: Henry, Hamilton, Richards, Parselle, Greenslade, Santos, Russe, Mehew, Dabre (Coppin 120mins), Hanks (Bradbury 73mins), Young. Subs not used: Al-Husaini, King, Lawal.
Referee: Callum Walchester.
— J Sheppard And Son Ltd (@jsheppardandson) May 12, 2022
— adamkinder 🇬🇭 (@kinder_utmp) May 12, 2022
Meanwhile, Boston United have booked their place in the National League North playoff semi finals after a 2-1 victory at Kidderminster Harriers.
Boston’s Danny Elliott broke the deadlock on 45 minutes, Simpson made a brilliant save to deny Abbott – and Elliott eventually turned home Ferguson’s return ball from the left-hand side.
Ashley Hemmings got one back for Kidderminster in the 65th minute, turning superbly to latch on to a ball and lifted a finish beautifully over Dewhurst.
10 minutes later, Boston broke quickly and there was a dangerous ball into the area. Penny stretched with everything to block it but couldn’t help diverting it beyond Simpson. Going on to be the winning goal for Boston, knocking Kidderminster.
— Adam Hildred (@adamhildred) May 12, 2022
— NL Full Time (@NLFullTime) May 12, 2022
THIS WEEK’S NON LEAGUE PLAYOFF FIXTURES AND RESULTS
National League South – quarter finals
Oxford City 2-0 Eastbourne Borough – 1,349
Dartford 0-0 (2-3 pens) Chippenham Town – 1,325
National League South – semi finals
Dorking Wanderers v Oxford City
Ebbsfleet United v Chippenham Town
National League North – quarter finals
York City 2-1 Chorley – 6,394 (314 away)
Kidderminster Harriers 1-2 Boston United – 3,921 (408 away)
National League North – semi finals
Brackley Town v York City
AFC Fylde v Boston United
As mentioned, fans mock Dartford over their playoff heartbreak while Boston earn huge praise with a victory…
@carl_leesley: you beauti get in 👏👏👏fans different gravy ❤️❤️
@LH_9_9_9: Fantastic – well in lads 👍🧡🖤
@adibrickett: Please win on Saturday 🙏
@Hjg79Hjg: Fantastic Boston!! Well done!! 🟡⚫
@BUFCSupporter: Absolutely fantastic! Come onnnnn! UP THE MIGHTY PILGRIMS! 🟨⬛️🟨⬛️
@GeordieMariner: Well done Boston. Good luck. Hopefully it’s you and York in the final.
@mollieoxley: CEEMON 🔥 GIVE DEWHURST A KNIGHTHOOD 🐐
@JessicaaAC: About time Boston get promoted isn’t it.. keep it up 👏🏼👍🏼
@WillB_2003: Hoping you come up 🤞
@AlexWithers14: Please go and smash fylde
@scottbufc: What an evening. What a performance. What an away end. WOW.
@RpRpowell8: Your RB is too good for this league
@kiddyhlee77: Good luck in the semi’s Boston from a gutted kiddy fan. Over the 90 minutes I think you deserved it. 👏
@JayKhfc: Well done you outplayed us not shocked given the calibre of players you have at your disposal all the best at Fylde
@murpho78: Massive congratulations. Better side won. Good luck against Fylde.
@KHFCMod: We were outclassed tonight. You guys absolutely wanted it more. Well done & good luck against Fylde.
@jfj1998: Up the fucking Chips
@saundeel: See you next season 😂😂😂😂🤣🤣😂😂😂😂😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
@exquisiteworf: Yh that’s surely kings time up he can’t take us forward
@ImBxoo: 😭😭😭 finished club
@ClaretsXtra: All that money spent on players and still nothing to show for it. See you next season lads! 🤣
@Stephen88609909: Oh dear nevermind………. mind the gap!!!! 🖤💛🏆🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂😭😭😭😭😭
@Tjadamson10: terrible. too big of a squad 2 new players every week, shit football cost us
@nicey80: Typical Dartford every year at this stage they never want to go up
@ThfcChristian: 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 dartford get battered everywhere they goooo
@exquisiteworf: King signs new bods weekly used the most players out of any team in the division we sign ex welling players every week the guys a con man he’s toxic to a club get him out , 2 shootouts 3 pens missed in the play offs it all seems very sus to me
@LivoAaron: Oh I love the national league south fans 😭😂 all come together when Dartford bottle it! Things you just love to see.
@exquisiteworf: Took of our top scorer Marcus dinanga in the 117th min who in there right mind does that except match fiddling Steve king
@fmapes13: Stones going up and darts staying down 🎶🎶🎶 tinpot club 🤣🤣🤣
@John7144: Surprised King didn’t make a couple of last min signings simply to take pens. 😂 Ah well, we go again………🙈
@AFCPickett0712: Honestly this mob thought they was going up 🤣🤣
@mikey_rosie: Let’s all laugh at Dartford
@georgeox_: King Out, honestly signing over 50 players isn’t going to solve problems and no change till 78th min some of the decision making needs to be questioned
@rharrisoneal72: Took off Marcus Dinanga – main penalty taker – 3 minutes from the end of extra time. Did King want to win? Do the players care?
@declanw200320: Any of the gobby fans at half time of extra time wanna own up
@JJHD1610: Again? Dartford hate the play offs don’t they 🤣🤣
@exquisiteworf: Literally employ a serial play off bottler and a slimey man who ruins clubs when we gonna wake up and sign someone to take charge who can match our ambitions