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Mark Stein

Farnborough Town Report
by Nelson on 10/02/2002

Goals from Danny Shipp and Mark Stein bring the Daggers back from 1-0 down against Farnborough. Nelson reports on the action from Victoria Road.

Dagenham & Redbridge

Farnborough Town

Shipp 9
Stein 38

Holloway 2

Nationwide Conference
Victoria Road
Saturday 9th February 2002
Daggers Complete Double
Despite an early scare and some intense Farnborough pressure in the closing stages of the match, the Daggers completed a solid double over the Hampshire side, running out 2-1 winners.

Garry Hill gave starts to the two newest signings, Dean Hooper (left) and Steve West in a revamped back four and chose Ken Charlery and Mark Stein up front with Junior McDougald starting from the bench.

The game got off to the worst possible start for the home side, when Holloway put the visitors one-up within the first couple of minutes, slotting the ball clinically past Roberts.

Within a minute of the restart, the visitors again almost got the better of the Daggers' defence and on seven minutes, only a brave rush out from Roberts prevented Gary Crawshaw from adding a second.

With their first shot of the match though, the Daggers found themselves back on level terms when Danny Shipp (right) latched on to a Ken Charlery lay-off to curl the ball into the net from the edge of the box.

For the rest of the first half. the Daggers dominated the play without creating much in the way of chances.

In Steve Watson, Farnborough have what Essex Radio termed "The Nastiest Player in the Conference" and he did little to reduce this reputation in yesterday's match. With Matt Jones in control of the ball, Watson slid in to tackle him. With both feet showing studs, there was seemingly no attempt to play the ball and the foul would have been worthy of a straight red card from some referees. Not content with flattening Jones, Watson remained standing over him and hurling abuse both in his direction and at the home support. Somewhat disappointingly, the referee only saw fit to produce the yellow card. Even after his booking, Watson continued to protest at the referee and must consider himself very lucky not to have been dismissed.

The Daggers took the lead though with 38 minutes on the clock when Charlery knocked the ball towards Stein who turned and shot the ball past Darren Bonfield in the Farnborough goal.

In the second half, the visitors did have more of the play and forced Roberts into a number of excellent saves. However, it was the Daggers who had the first chances, Stein scuffing a shot wide and heading a goal directly at Bonfield.

Farnborough will feel unfortunate not to have levelled the scores soon afterwards when Roberts palmed away a Gary Patterson Cross and it fell to Steve Watson whose lobbed shot landed on top of the bar.

Then came probably the most contentious event of the match - The ball was played forward over the defence towards Charlery (left) who stood his ground in the area whilst waiting for the ball to come close enough to control. One of the Farnborough defenders climbed all over Charlery's back, knocking him to the ground. Despite a strong and clear case for a penalty, the referee waved play-on. Soon afterwards, Roberts was forced into making a fantastic save at full stretch when Baptiste's header looked to be a certain equaliser.

At the death, Lenny Piper will also feel unlucky not to have been awarded a penalty when he went down under a Robert's challenge.

All told, this was a much improved performance from the home side and a deserved three points. With Boston United's match at Scarborough postponed due to a waterlogged pitch, Saturday's match became one of our two games in hand over the Lincolnshire side. The Daggers now find themselves only one point behind the Pilgrims with one match in hand. This match will be played on Tuesday at home to Hayes. Should the Daggers win that match, they will be two points in front.




3 Ashley VICKERS
4 Mark SMITH
5 Steve WEST (off 77 mins)
6 Danny SHIPP
8 Steve HEFFER
10 Mark STEIN (off 86 mins)
11 Matt JONES (off 58 mins)

12 Paul TERRY
14 Lee GOODWIN (on 77 mins)
15 Junior MCDOUGALD (on 86 mins)
16 Jason BROOM (on 58 mins)
18 Paul GOTHARD (GK)

2 Darren ANNON
3 Justin GREGORY
4 Barry LAKER
5 Micky WARNER
7 Steve WATSON
9 Rocky BAPTISTE (off 69 mins)
10 Gary CRAWSHAW (off 75 mins)
11 Chris PIPER

12 Miquel DESOUZA (on 69 mins)
14 Lenny PIPER (on 75 mins)
15 Nathan BUNCE
18 Graham BENSTEAD (GK)

Attendance: 1,736
Ref: Mr D. Spicer

DiggerDagger's Man of the Match

Tony Roberts

Pulled Off Some Outstanding Saves To Keep The Daggers In Front

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