..... but the scoreline does not reveal the full story.
Boro were dominant for the first 20 minutes before against the run of play the hosts took the lead with a low drive. This prompted a spell of Dartford pressure but the score remained 1-0 until half time.
Sports, as per Saturday, came out of the blocks and 2 half-chances to equalise were snuffed out by the home side. On the hour Dartford doubled their lead. A right-wing corner was headed home simply at the back post - 2-0, and quarter of an hour later a free-kick again headed home for 3.
With 15 to go Sports made changes to personnel and shape and sprung into life. With 7 to go Jamie Taylor worked space on the edge of the box and fired home giving a glimpse of hope. However on 87 minutes an attempt at a quick free-kick saw a prone Darts player flick his foot at the ball inside the 10 yards and set up a colleague to race clear and score - surely a re-take in all other circumstances !
At 4-1 there was still time for an own goal to gift a second for Boro but the unbeaten run ended away at a side on the night they went top - and Sports forced the Kent side into conceding 1/4 of their goals all season so far.
Next up - Carshalton in the FA Cup.
Updated 07:57 - 13 Sep 2017 by Lee Peskett