For the third league match running, the Daggers only managed to take one
point, conceding an equaliser in the third minute of stoppage time.
Without the suspended Vickers, the Daggers reverted to the worrying back
three defence and again played Danny Shipp in midfield.
The first half was fairly uneventful with Southport having the better of
the chances. 'Port's first chance came when a Parke cross was
scuffed wide by Lee Elam. Chances from Parke, Lane and Whitehall all
went begging for the Sandgrounders before the Daggers had their first real
chance. A Danny Hayzelden cross was met by Stein on the volley, only to
see it fly wide.
The second half showed improvement, both as a spectacle and from the
Daggers point of view. Danny Shipp was unlucky not to score when his
curling shot beat the 'keeper, but whistled narrowly past the far post.
Ken Charlery saw his powerful header well saved by Dickinson in the Southport
Southport took the lead in the 62nd minute when Whitehall headed past
It only took four minutes though for the Daggers to get back on level terms
when Stein latched on to a woeful backpass and chipped the ball over the
With the match looking to be petering out to a 1-1 draw, the visitors
appeared to have scored the winner. Danny Hayzelden's corner fell to
Charlery who volleyed the ball firmly into the net.
Unfortunately for the Daggers, the home side were not finished and
Whitehall again got onto the end of a cross and blasted the ball home for the