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.
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 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 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