Darts fans raise ?1,500 from internet auction - Cass rejects Dover move

Thursday 23rd March 2006
Dartford will be boosted with the sum of around £1,500 before their local derby with Chatham Town on Saturday, 15th April – thanks to fans of the Southern League Division One East club, writes Stephen McCartney.

They have raised around £1,500 following their second E-Bay auction, and a boot fair will take place once the weather gets warmer to sell any unsold items.

“Thanks to everyone who donated items and who brought them,” said organiser Gregg Keattch.

”A special mention goes to Tony Costanza who worked hard from his home in Norwich
to keep the auction co-ordinated.

”He also donated a rare 1930’s Dartford programme that raised £104 alone!

“The club also did us proud by donating the final match ball at Stonebridge Road and the first one that will be used at Princes Park, along with the first season ticket at the new stadium. 

”These items raised many hundreds of pounds – a good effort and a welcome boost to club funds!”

Meanwhile, back on the pitch, former Tonbridge Angels and Chatham Town striker Brendan Cass has decided to stay with Dartford having shunned an official approach from Ryman League Division One club Dover Athletic.

A statement issued by the club today said: "After speaking with Dover, Brendan has decided to stay with the Darts. Hopefully this will coincide with an upturn of confidence in the team, and he can then start showing just what a good goalscorer he is, as well as a good team player he is."

* Corby Town are the visitors to Stonebridge Road on Saturday, 3pm.