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     On This Day

In 1993,The Daggers drew 1-1 with Northwich Victoria Away in the GM Vauxhall Conference 

In 1994,The Daggers drew 1-1 with Macclesfield Town at Home in the GM Vauxhall Conference 

In 1997,The Daggers beat Enfield 1-0  Away in the ICIS League Premier 

In 1999,The Daggers beat Hendon 6-0 at Home in the Ryman League Premier 

In 2000,The Daggers beat Canvey Island 2-0 at Home in the Ryman League Premier 

In 2004,The Daggers beat Burton Albion 1-0  Away in the Nationwide Conference 

In 2010,The Daggers lost 0-1 to Morecambe Away in the Coca Cola League Two 



Gone, not forgotten

West Ham Preview
by Hardy on 31/07/2002

Friday night sees football return to Victoria Road with the visit of a West Ham United first team squad for a pre-season friendly.

Dagenham & Redbridge


West Ham United

Victoria Road
Friday 2nd August 2002
So which team are they bringing?
The 2002/03 season at Victoria Road kicks off with a game against West Ham United on Friday night. As usual the big question is what sort of team the Hammers will turn up with. For the last few seasons its been a "West Ham XI" which has featured a couple of familiar names and a bunch of "others". This was certainly true last season when the Jason Broom Testimonial saw Joe Cole as the only household name and he only played 45 minutes. Also playing were Jermain Defoe, Svetoslav Todorov, Scott Mintoe, Gary Charles and Craig Forrest.

This season though we are promised a first team, a product of the agreement with the Hammers allowing them to use Victoria Road for reserve home games. The fixture is certainly listed as a first team match on the Hammers website and we will be looking forward to a decent strength side taking the field in the Hammers colours.

The Daggers have so far played seven friendly fixtures, winning 5, drawing 1 and losing 1, (away at Boreham Wood on Saturday). The teams put out by Garry Hill up until last nights demolition of Heybridge Swifts have mostly been experimental and it is clear that the early friendlies were as much about looking at new talent on trial at the club as learning anything about what this seasons first choice XI is going to be. Last night's team at Heybridge was much more recognisable though and the 7-1 result will have pleased the manager.

Manny Sarpong (left) and Sonny Nwachakwu (below right) have both impressed in their recent games at East Thurrock United and Great Wakering Rovers with two goals apiece and may well have done enough to earn a contract with the club. Paul Bruce ex of QPR is also rumoured to be close to signing for the Daggers, while the only confirmed new signing over the close season to date is Steve Perkins from Woking. Ross Johnson, a defender, formally of Brighton & Hove Albion and Colchester United played and scored against Heybridge.

Last night saw Mark Stein's first appearance in a Daggers shirt for the new season and he started where he left off with a goal. Mark has had flu apparently and missed the early friendlies although he did find time to play for Chelsea in the Masters indoor tournament. Ex Dagger Mark Brennan also played in this tournament, turning out for Ipswich. Mark Brennan is still attached to the club in a role as PASE coach while having signed a playing contract with Billericay Town of the Ryman Premier.

Lee Matthews is still not quite there following his long term injury which kept him out for the whole of last season. Mark Janney and Mark Smith both have minor knocks that have kept them out of pre-season action so far. Rumours of a Mark Janney summer kebab frenzy have been squashed by Dave Simpson.

Last Season

The Jason Broom Testimonial on the 8th of August 2001 ended 2-2 with the Daggers 2-0 down from goals by Svetoslav Todorov and Omar Riza only to come back with goals from Steve McGavin (left) and Tony Lock, now playing for Grays Athletic (top).

Information for Supporters

The game is not an all ticket match but Dagenham & Redbridge FC are suggesting that those that can buy tickets ahead of the game to ease congestion at the turnstiles on the night. Information on the ground, travel and the local area can be found at the Away Fans Guide.

Tickets can be purchased any day up to Thursday, from 10.00am to 9.00pm. Tickets are priced as follows:

The Carling Stand 15.00
The Barking College Family Stand 12.00 Adults and 6.00 Concessions
Terraces 10.00 Adults and 5.00 Concessions

For more information please contact the club at or by telephone on 0208 592 1549.

DiggerDagger predicts : That no-one really cares much

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