Chelmsford may have beaten Dartford twice at Princes Park this season already, but they have been told that will have no baring on today’s massive semi-final second leg.
Tony Burman, the Dartford manager, says those League and Cup victories mean nothing now.
The first leg is finely balanced. A lifeless encounter at Melbourne Stadium was “tense” but Sunday’s second leg is expected to produce much better.
Burman has been impressed in the Dartford’s form at Princes Park and said: “It’s not about sitting back and trying to get a point or something. It’s a one-off game now and that’s it. We’ve got the home advantage and we’ve got to make sure that works for us.
“They’ve come to our place and beat us twice but, in all fairness, I think we’ve created a lot of chances in the games at home and haven’t taken them.
“I don’t think they’ve created as many chances at our place but they’ve taken them. It will be interesting, that’s for sure.
“I’d like to think with the way we are at the moment, and the way we are playing at home, that we can create the chances and we can take them.”
Clarets manager Rod Stringer knows Dartford are now the slight favourites.
But whatever happens later today he is proud of his season in charge.
“Regardless of what happens in the coming two or three games, when you look back at it, we’ve finished 4th, we’ve won a trophy, we’ve scored over 100 goals,” said the Clarets boss.
“We’ve had one defeat at home in the league, we’ve lost seven in total, we’ve done decent business with two transfers, we drew with Tranmere away and we had a good run in the FA Trophy.
“When you look back if anyone would have said, “would you take that?” Everybody would have had to turn around and say “100%.”
“There’s not a supporter or anyone around the board that can’t say that this hasn’t been a wonderful season.”