CHELMSFORD City manager Rod Stringer declared himself delighted after the Clarets ended Dartford’s recent unbeaten National League South sequence with a 1-0 success at Princes Park.

Anthony Church grabbed the all-important goal midway through the second-half, but Stringer was pleased with all aspects of his team’s efforts.

“I thought we were excellent,” he said. “It was a really tough game, just as I said it would be.

“It was a tight game but, in the end, I thought the system we went with worked really well, even though it took away a little bit of our own firepower.”

Stringer thought the Clarets got their tactics spot on and suggested that perhaps the margin of victory could have been more conclusive.

“Our goalkeeper kept us in the game at the right times. But if anyone was going to score it was going to be us. For that reason, I wasn’t too worried about getting pinned back too much because we were still creating chances.

“We had another good crowd behind us. They really got behind us, it was great to be able to give them a positive result to take home with them.”