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In 1992,The Daggers beat Kidderminster Harriers 1-0  Away in the GM Vauxhall Conference 

In 1998,The Daggers lost 1-2 to Harrow Borough Away in the Ryman League Premier 

In 2000,The Daggers lost 1-2 to Stevenage Borough at Home in the Conference League Cup 1st Round

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In 2015,The Daggers drew 0-0 with Newport County at Home in the Sky Bet League Two 



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Boston United Report
by Nelson on 05/03/2002

The Daggers last night beat title rivals, Boston United in front of a bumper crowd at Victoria Road. Nelson reports on the action.

Dagenham & Redbridge

Boston United

Vickers 38

Nationwide Conference
Victoria Road
Monday 4th March 2002
Daggers Compete Boston Double

The Daggers last night moved one step closer to the dream of 3rd Division football next season with a one-nil win over title rivals Boston United.

In front of the Sky television cameras and the largest ever league crowd at Victoria Road (and the second largest Conference crowd of the season), the Daggers put on a battling display to take all three points from the match and to move 6 points clear of second placed Yeovil.

The Daggers started the match with Ken Charlery and Mark Stein leading the forward line with Steve McGavin playing in place of the injured Mark Janney. Surprisingly there was no sign of Danny Shipp in the line-up.

The game started with the home side making most of the play although neither side were able to settle into any sort of rhythm. The first goalmouth incident came when Mark Stein (right) lashed in a shot which went well wide of Bastock's post.

Dean Hooper had a great chance when he broke through the Boston defence only to see his shot saved well at the near post.

Boston's first real chance came when Anthony Elding volleyed a shot from outside the area which also went well wide.

The Daggers seemed to rise in confidence as the game went on and put their territorial advantage to good use when a superb Matt Jones (left) free-kick was headed down by Lee Goodwin for Ashley Vickers to blast home from close-range.

Steve Evans, the Boston manager, changed his side round at half-time, bringing on Mark Angel and Darren Beesley and it looked, for a time, that it might pay off. The second half started with the visitors making most of the running and Mark Monington had a great chance but his header crashed against the bar.

The second half was a largely dour affair with neither side creating many chances. The Daggers' defence played a game of shut-out with Ashley Vickers and Mark Smith both playing superbly well. In the midfield, Paul Terry (right) played one of his best games for the Club.

As the match drew to a close, the Daggers started holding the ball in the corners to try and waste some valuable seconds. The final whistle was greeted by applause from both sets of supporters.

After the match, Garry Hill (left) made it clear that he doesn't see the title race as over: "It was not pretty but at this time of the year winning is what is important, not playing attractive football."

"We are very pleased with the three points and it is a massive result," he admitted.

"Although Yeovil and Doncaster are not out of it yet either, there is still a long way to go."

Boston manager, Steve Evans in his usual style commented "I feel none of the close decisions went our way, I am not blaming the referee for the defeat."




1 Tony Roberts
2 Dean Hooper (off 79 mins)
3 Ashley Vickers
4 Lee Goodwin
5 Mark Smith
6 Steve Heffer (Captain)
7 Steve McGavin (off 64 mins)
8 Paul Terry
9 Ken Charlery
10 Mark Stein (off 73 mins)
11 Matt Jones

12 Junior McDougald (on 73 mins)
14 Jason Broom (on 64 mins)
15 Danny Hill
16 Steve West (on 79 mins)
18 Paul Gothard (GK)
1 Paul Bastock
2 Mark Clifford
3 Andy Lodge (off 84 mins)
4 Neil Thompson
5 Mark Monington (Captain)
6 Jim Rodwell
7 Simon Rusk
8 Neil Tarrant (off 46 mins)
9 Daryl Clare
10 Simon Weatherstone (off 46 mins)
11 Anthony Elding

12 Steve McGarry (on 84 mins)
13 Nick Conroy (GK)
14 Darren Beesley (on 46 mins)
15 Mark Angel (on 46 mins)
16 Mick Brown
Referee: A. Marrinar
Attendance: 3,805

DiggerDagger's Man Of The Match

Ashley Vickers

Scored A Vital Goal And Defended Solidly All Match

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