The Daggers gained the predicted draw at Morecambe's Christie Park last night but will be very disappointed to see the result from Huish Park where Boston United beat Yeovil with a single goal. The respective results mean the destination of the title is no longer in their own hands.
Morecambe started the quicker of the two sides with John Norman and Gary Thompson both going close in the opening 15 minutes. Mark Stein then had three good chances in the next ten minutes but spurned them all. A goal early on would no doubt have helped to settle nerves.
The Daggers did manage to take the lead early in the second half though, Ken Charlery eventually scoring after a free kick had induced panic in the Morecambe defence, goalkeeper Craig Mawson blocking two efforts before the ball finally fell to Charlery.
Morecambe stormed back though with the Daggers hanging on. With the clock running down it looked like they had held out for a much needed three points but substitute Peter Thomson, who only joined the club from Luton Town last week and came on as a second half substitute, scored with a magnificent overhead kick.
The home side still had time to come close to making things worse for the visitors when just on full time a corner was headed goalwards by Jamie Murphy but Mark Janney cleared the ball off the line. In injury time Gary Thompson ran through on goal but saw his shot deflected on to the crossbar by a Daggers' defender.
The Daggers would probably have settled for a point before the game, but with the news from Huish Park, it will have been a long trip home for the team and travelling fans.