The Daggers tonight made relatively short work of struggling
Woking at Kingfield.
The large travelling support were treated to an exciting
match with the Daggers making most of the running.
Played at a terrific pace, the visitors had most of the early
pressure and Danny Hill (left) went close with a shot from range which skimmed over the
crossbar with Tony Tucker beaten. Mark Janney who looked to be back to the
sort of form he had shown prior to the Exeter match ran a considerable distance
before firing over.
In the 17th minute, the Daggers' chances seemed to be hit by
an injury to Danny Hill. Following a bad tackle, Hill received some
treatment on the pitch but was unable to continue and he was substituted for
Steve McGavin (right).
The Daggers still continued to dominate proceedings though
and it came as quite a surprise when the Cards nearly opened the scoring in the
27th minute. A long ball from Jamie Pitman defied the Daggers back line
and former Crystal Palace striker, Chris Sharpling collected the ball.
However, with ex-Woking man, Steve West, bearing down on him, Sharpling decided
to shoot from range but his shot was dreadful, posing no threat to Tony Roberts'
minutes later and the Daggers finally made the breakthrough. A good run
from Paul Terry (left) saw the ball passed out right to Mark Janney who crossed
the ball onto the head of Mark Stein who's glancing header over Tucker in the
Woking goal found the top corner of the goal to put the Daggers in front.
The Daggers were still celebrating their goal when, two
minutes later, they were given something else to cheer. Roscoe D'Sane, who
had already been harshly booked for a weak foul on Mark Janney, committed an
awful foul on Steve Heffer and was given his second yellow card of the game,
giving the home side a mountain to climb.
the second half, neither side took their foot off the gas with both sides having
chances to score. The Daggers had a great chance to double their advantage
when Paul Terry broke through the centre but put in a poor shot of which the
keeper made short work.
The Daggers did make it two in the 58th minute though when a
Danny Shipp (left) cross from the right was turned into his own net by Scott
visitors were still making all the running with Shipp, Hayzelden and Janney
(right) all going close.
Woking were doing their utmost to strike back on the break
and the impressive Charlie Griffin was unfortunate not to have given the Cards
some sort of consolation, going close on two occasions.
Towards the end of the five minutes of added time, the
Daggers started passing the ball around to cheers from the visiting support.
Throughout the game, the Daggers' support had been hearing
that it was still 0-0 between Morecambe and Boston and, indeed, that's the way
it finished at Christie Park. The results now mean that the Daggers are
back on level points with the Pilgrims with only one match each to play.
The Lincolnshire outfit do have a vastly superior goal difference, however, so
Garry Hill must rely on Boston slipping up at relegated Hayes on Sunday if his
side are to be playing Third Division football next season.
It's going to be a long few days until Sunday.