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     On This Day

In 1994,The Daggers beat Erith & Belvedere 7-1  Away in the London Challenge Cup 2nd Round

In 1997,The Daggers beat Morecambe 2-1 at Home in the FA Trophy 3rd Round Replay

In 1998,The Daggers drew 2-2 with Gravesend & Northfleet Away in the Ryman League Premier 

In 1999,The Daggers beat Hampton 4-0 at Home in the Ryman League Premier 

In 2001,The Daggers beat Forest Green Rovers 3-1 at Home in the Nationwide Conference 

In 2007,The Daggers beat Southport 4-1  Away in the Nationwide Conference 

In 2009,The Daggers lost 0-3 to Lincoln City at Home in the Coca Cola League Two 

In 2012,The Daggers beat Bradford City 1-0 at Home in the NPower League Two 

In 2015,The Daggers beat Hartlepool United 2-0 at Home in the Sky Bet League Two 



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Morecambe Report
by Nelson on 02/04/2002

Steve McGavin is the hero as the Daggers beat Morecambe 3-2 at Victoria Road in the Nationwide Conference. Nelson reports on the action.

Dagenham & Redbridge


Terry 36
McGavin 76
McGavin 78

Curtis 63
Curtis 86

Nationwide Conference
Victoria Road
Monday 1 April 2002
McGavin Double Gives Daggers The Points
The Daggers got back to form yesterday, beating Morecambe 3-2 at Victoria Road in a highly entertaining match in front of the Sky television cameras.

With manager, Garry Hill, ringing the changes from recent matches, it was a much changed side that started the match with Danny Hill, Junior McDougald and Danny Hayzelden (left) all in the starting eleven.

A very positive start from the Daggers saw some nice passing movement that throws the long-ball game of recent weeks into stark relief. However, it was the visitors who had the first chance of the match, a vicious volley from Gary Thompson being saved well by Paul Gothard.

Shortly afterwards, Wayne Curtis squandered a chance for the shrimps when he scuffed his shot wide of the post.

This seemed to give the Daggers the necessary kick-start and they began to wrestle control of the game. Dean Hooper forced and outstanding save from Mawson in the Morecambe goal and there were also chances for Danny Shipp and Danny Hill (right).

Hill was particularly impressive in midfield and both Paul Terry and Junior McDougald were working very hard and causing the Morecambe defence all sorts of problems.

The breakthrough came in the 36th minute when Junior McDougald ran through on the left and managed to flick the ball into the centre for Paul Terry to blast the ball low into the net (left, Paul Terry and Mark Rooney celebrating).

Shortly after this, Terry was unfortunate not to add a second when a good passing move culminated with Stein flicking the ball to Terry who volleyed wide .

The second half started with the Daggers still dominating the game. McDougald (right) was still making a lot of running but was finding little joy in beating Marson. Stein had a great chance when McDougald fed the ball through to him and his shot beat the keeper but was cleared off the line by a defender.

Morecambe seemed to be buoyed on by this and were getting more of the play in midfield in particular. Curtis broke free down the middle and placed the ball past Gothard to level the scores at one apiece.

The Daggers did their utmost to restore the lead and McDougald was unfortunate not to score when he fired over from 15 yards soon afterwards.

Paul Terry will be disappointed not to have scored his and the teams' second when he miskicked his shot from close range. Some great interplay between Lee Goodwin and Danny Hayzelden had fed Terry and he seemed certain to score.

Garry Hill decided to make his first substitutions soon after this, replacing Danny Hill with Steve McGavin (left), Lee Goodwin with Tim Cole and Paul Terry with Mark Janney. Steve West was pushed forward into the front-line and the Daggers seemed grasp complete control of the game.

From a Danny Hayzelden corner, Mark Stein headed the ball back to McGavin who lashed a right-foot shot into the corner of the goal.

Within two minutes, McGavin struck again, this time with a fantastic solo goal that is a sure contender for Goal Of The Month. Running forward with the ball, he struck an amazing 25 yard shot which dipped over the keeper into the top corner of the net.

With the Daggers seemingly cruising, Curtis managed to reduce the deficit for the visitors when he audaciously backheeled the ball between Gothard's legs from a corner.

All eyes then turned to Haig Avenue where Southport entertained the Daggers' title rivals, Boston United. An early goal from the Sandgrounders was added to in the 65th minute before Daryl Clare reduced the deficit for the Pilgrims. With full time seemingly only seconds away, Clare netted again to level the scores. Somehow though, there was still time for Boston to steal all three points when Teale scored an own goal.




Paul Gothard
Lee Goodwin (off 72)
Dean Hooper
Mark Rooney
Steve West
Danny Shipp
Danny Hill (off 65)
Paul Terry (off 75)
Junior McDougald
Mark Stein
Danny Hayzelden

Tim Cole (on 72)
Steve McGavin (on 65)
Mark Janney (on 75)
Ken Charlery
Neville Southall (GK)

Craig Mawson
Paul McGuire
David McKearney
Christopher Lightfoot
Jamie Murphy
Stewart Drummond (off 74)
Adriano Rigoglioso
Garry Thompson (off 59)
Wayne Curtis
John Norman
David Perkins (off 53)

Ian Arnold (on 59)
Ryan Zico-Black (on 53)
Andrew Gouck (on 74)
Peter Thomson
Ian Willcock (GK)

Referee: Mr K Stroud
Attendance: 1,934

DiggerDagger's Man Of The Match

Steve McGavin

A Fantastic Substitute's Performance And A Vital Brace

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