In a classic game of two halves it was Leigh RMI that took the three points, completing a league double over the Daggers on Saturday.
The Daggers had by far the better of the opening period with Mark Stein firing wide and then Danny Hayzelden, recalled in place of Jason Broom, heading over when well placed. Junior gave another frustrating display, demonstarated when he beat the home defence and then shot onto the side netting when a ball across the goal would have been a certain goal.
It wasn't the Daggers day though and this was demonstrated when Paul Terry's poorly struck shot from just six yards out was deflected off a defender only to hit the Leigh keeper and bounce off the crossbar.
As the game went on though, Leigh came more into the match having a couple of chances before the half time break. Danny Shipp had a shot shave the post early in the second half but in the 57th minute Tony Roberts collided with Dave Ridings and had to be replaced by Paul Gothard who then had a busy half hour.
Hallows went close twice, once denied only by a marvelous last ditch tackle from Mark Smith, and then Heald had a free kick brilliantly saved by Gothard. Leigh at last broke the deadlock in the 74th minute when German found Heald and his headed pass was hammered in by Michael Twiss. Hallows added a second just 7 minutes later and it was all over.
The depression enveloping the Dagger's fans was lifted though when news of Boston United's home defeat by Chester City filtered through, a result which, coupled with Yeovil's goalless draw at Scarborough, leaves things pretty much as you were at the top of the table. Things need turning around soon though before all the "get out of jail free" cards are used up.