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

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Dagenham & Redbridge

Stalybridge Celtic

McDougald 9
Hill 41

Courtney 8

Nationwide Conference
Victoria Road
Monday 8 April 2002
Daggers catch up with Pilgrims

The Daggers last night moved level with Boston United at the top of the Nationwide Conference following a gutsy display against relegation candidates, Stalybridge Celtic.

The Victoria Road crowd witnessed a match that was, in places, highly entertaining and in others, pretty dull. The most notable part of the match was a Danny Hill (left) wonder goal that sealed the win just before half time.

The match started with both sides feeling each other out to some extent and the visitors had a significant amount of possession in the first few minutes. Some awful defending in the makeshift backline allowed acres of space for Sam Ayorinde to cross the ball to Ged Courtney who was totally unmarked in the area and headed powerfully home.

This stirred the home side into action and the Daggers found themselves back on level terms within a minute. A great run from Danny Shipp saw him make lots of headway into the centre of the Celtic defence before playing the ball out to Matt Jones on the wing. Jones crossed the ball back into the area where Junior McDougald (right) was on hand to head the ball into the corner of the net beyond the reach of Leigh Walker.

With the Daggers backline looking anything but steady, the visitors almost got back in front when, with twelve minutes gone, Ayorinde again found space but was unable to get his shot on target.

The game then turned quite scrappy for a period with a number of fouls going unpunished, although Stalybridge's Paul Beesley was cautioned for dissent.

A Danny Hill free kick from 25 yards out went very close for the Daggers in the 33rd minute when his curling shot beat Walker only to fly just wide of the far post.

Chances came and went for the Daggers with McDougald, Stein and Janney (left) all going close.

Then, four minutes from half time, Danny Hill scored a goal which will remain long in the memory of those at the match. A Paul Terry corner was headed clear, but only as far as Hill who lashed onto the ball from around thirty yards out and it flew into the top right corner of the goal, leaving the 'keeper with absolutely no chance. The goal earned a standing ovation from the support and is a sure-fire contender for goal of the season.

The second half saw few chances for either side although Tony Shandran headed wide for the visitors when unmarked in the box.

The Daggers kept putting the pressure on the visitors in an obvious attempt to relieve some of the pressure on their own defence.

Late in the game, a speculative shot from Jason Broom was well held by Walker and a Danny Hazelden (right) cross almost led to a goal but Beesley headed the ball out.

With Boston United only managing a scoreless draw against a weakened Stevenage Borough side, the Daggers are now level on points with the Pilgrims although the Lincolnshire outfit have a vastly superior goal difference.

The Daggers face Doncaster Rovers in another televised match at Victoria Road on Friday with Boston facing a tricky trip to Leigh RMI on the Saturday. Should either Boston or the Daggers win, then the title will definitely become a two horse race with both Yeovil and Doncaster unable to catch the leaders.




Paul Gothard
Danny Hill (off 73 mins)
Dean Hooper
Mark Smith
Danny Shipp
Steve Heffer
Mark Janney
Paul Terry (off 76 mins)
Junior McDougald
Mark Stein
Matt Jones (off 59 mins)

Jason Broom (on 76 mins)
Tim Cole
Danny Hayzelden (on 59 mins)
Steve McGavin (on 73 mins)
Tony Roberts (GK)

Leigh Walker
Ged Murphy
Phil Trainer
Matthew Williamson
Chris Perkins
Paul Beesley (off 79 mins)
Anthony Shandran
Kevin Parr
Sam Ayorinde
Gerald Courtney
Steve Pickford

Steve Wood
David Walsh (on 79 mins)
Robert Woodhead
Nathan Wharton
Ian Senior

Referee: Mr M McCoy
Attendance: 1,822

DiggerDagger's Man Of The Match

Danny Hill

Despite Being Substituted, Worked Hard All Game
And Scored A Wonder Goal To Seal The Win

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