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     On This Day


In 1992,The Daggers lost 0-2 to Marlow Away in a friendly match


In 1994,The Daggers lost 0-1 to Stalybridge Celtic Away in the GM Vauxhall Conference 


In 1995,The Daggers drew 2-2 with Leyton Pennant Away in a friendly match


In 2006,The Daggers lost 0-1 to Oxford United at Home in the Nationwide Conference 


In 2009,The Daggers beat Torquay United 5-3 at Home in the Coca Cola League Two 


In 2015,The Daggers lost 1-3 to Leyton Orient at Home in the Sky Bet League Two 


In 2017,The Daggers drew 3-3 with Ebbsfleet United at Home in the Vanarama National League 


 

 


G&N v D&R

Gravesend & Northfleet Report
by Hardy on 20/08/2002

Goals from Mark Stein and Danny Shipp give the Daggers three valuable points at Stonebridge Road. The win puts the Daggers back on top of the Conference with Hereford and Doncaster.

Gravesend & Northfleet
1

Dagenham & Redbridge
2

Booth 36 (pen)

Stein 24
Shipp 46

Nationwide Conference
Stonebridge Road
Tuesday 20 August 2002
7:45pm
Daggers Hold On For Win
The Daggers tonight overcame Conference new boys, Gravesend & Northfleet to win 2-1 at Stonebridge Road in a very entertaining and tight game. Gravesend's first home game back in the top flight of non-league for 20 years was heralded by a brass band and balloons (right) before kick-off

The Daggers started with just one change in the line up from Saturday's team, Steve Heffer, back from suspension replacing Danny Hill. This involved a major positional reshuffle though with Heffer in at centre back, with Ashley Vickers reverting to full back, Paul Bruce up to left midfield, Steve Perkins in central midfield and Steve McGavin over on the right.

The opening exchanges were pretty even, with the both sides looking dangerous down the left. Ashley Vickers was booked as early as the 5th minute when he rashly challenged Robert Owen in the corner of the pitch. Ashley then proceeded to have a fine game earning him the DiggerDagger man of the match.

In the 24th minute the Daggers took the lead and once again it was Mark Stein who finished brilliantly placing the ball past Fleet keeper from a right wing cross by Steve McGavin. This prompted a fast response from the home side though who charged at the Daggers defence. They had a strong shout for a penalty denied and then when Lee Goodwin clipped the heel of Sturgess a few minutes later, as often happens referee Tomlinson decided that he had to give that one. Paul Booth sent the ball into Tony Roberts lop left corner giving him no chance. Gravesend finished the half the stronger of the two sides without really threatening to score.

Only a minute of the second half had passed when the Daggers found themselves back in front. A good move saw Steve Perkins slip the ball through to Danny Shipp on the top of the penalty area and he turned and placed his shot in the bottom left corner to the delight of the large Daggers contingent in the crowd. The Daggers then had their best spell of the game and for 10 minutes looked very capable of scoring again before the Fleet again wrested the initiative away.

Garry Hill once again brought Junior McDougald on at about the hour mark, this time Steve Perkins the man to be withdrawn, dropping Danny Shipp into midfield and allowing Junior's pace to threaten on the break. The Fleet went closest first though, hitting the woodwork twice in a couple of minutes. Hatch found himself clean through, but Robbo stood up to him and although the shot beat him, it came back on off the inside of the post and was cleared. Then from a corner Jimmy Strouts also hit the post with a header.

As the home side poured forward for the equaliser it meant that gaps were opening up for the Daggers to break in to though and Junior's pace looked extremely threatening. From one break in the 84th minute he beat the keeper only to see the shot drift just wide.

With time running out Junior (left) again ran free and this time his shot from the edge of the area somehow hit the inside of the post as the Dagger fans were screaming goal! With four minutes of injury time added the Daggers hit the woodwork again when Steve McGavin was flattened on the edge of the area from another break and Paul Bruce's free kick came back off the bar with Wilkerson again well beaten.

The win leaves the Daggers with maximum points and top on goals scored after just two games coming into their tricky trip to Scarborough on Saturday.

Teams


GRAVESEND & NORTHFLEET


DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE

12 Paul Wilkerson
2 Matt Lee
23 Paul Sturgess (off 55 mins)
4 Nick Burton
5 Aaron Barnett
11 Jimmy Jackson
8 Robert Owen
17 Jimmy Strouts
19 Mark Bentley
18 Liam Hatch
22 Paul Booth

Substitutes

1 Jamie Turner
24 Tostao Kwashi (on 55 mins)
20 Austin Berkley
7 Darren Smith
10 Che Stadhart

1 Tony Roberts
3 Ashley Vickers
4 Lee Goodwin (off 59 mins)
6 Steve Heffer
23 Ross Johnson
11 Paul Bruce
12 Steve Perkins (off 62 mins)
8 Paul Terry
16 Steve McGavin
9 Danny Shipp
10 Mark Stein (off 82 mins)

Substitutes

13 Junior McDougald (on 62 mins)
14 Danny Hill (on 82 mins)
15 Steve West (on 59 mins)
19 Danny Hayzelden
18 Paul Gothard

Referee: Mr S Tomlison
Attendance: 2,036

DiggerDagger's Man Of The Match

Ashley Vickers

Great in defence after an early caution


 

 

 

 

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