The Daggers maintained their 100% record in the Nationwide Conference with a
resolute performance at the McCain Stadium against Scarborough.
Going into the game, the Daggers were riding high with back-to-back wins over
Leigh RMI and Gravesend & Northfleet. Manager, Garry Hill, made few
alterations to the site, opting for a wing-back defence but it was the visitors
who were under pressure during the opening period of the match. A Paul
Sheppherd cross was almost converted when former Dover front man, Keith Scott
headed the ball narrowly past the upright.
Soon afterwards, David Pounder saw two efforts go close and it came as
something of a surprise when the Daggers took the lead. From a Paul Bruce
corner, chaotic scenes in the area led to Seadogs' defender, Mark Hotte heading
the ball past his own keeper.
Four minutes after the interval, a reckless challenge on Junior McDougald by
Steve Baker was deemed by referee, Mr Canadine, as a professional foul and Baker
was shown the red card for the second time this week.
With very little in the way of goalmouth action for the duration of the
second half, the Daggers managed to keep the lead and with Doncaster
unbelievably throwing away a four-nil lead against 10 men Telford at the New
Bucks Head, now find themselves two points clear of current second placed side,
Monday sees the Daggers entertain Telford and hoping to exorcise the ghosts
of last years two home defeats against the Bucks.