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In 1992,The Daggers beat Boston United 2-1  Away in the Conference League Cup 2nd Round

In 1996,The Daggers beat Bishop's Stortford 3-0 at Home in the ICIS League Premier 

In 2000,The Daggers beat Telford United 1-0  Away in the Nationwide Conference 

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In 2017,The Daggers lost 0-1 to Wrexham at Home in the Vanarama National League 



On target again

Morecambe Report
by Hardy on 14/10/2002

Steve West scores to grab a point for the Daggers in a game which could so easily have been won with a little luck. Hardy reports.

Dagenham & Redbridge


West 76

Rigoglioso 14

Nationwide Conference
Victoria Road
Saturday 12th October 2002
Daggers earn a draw
The Daggers gained a point with a great second half display which had the Shrimps hanging on for their share of the spoils in the end and which, with a little more luck, could easily have seen the home side win.

Morecambe opened the scoring when a long free kick caught the Daggers defence napping setting Thompson free down the right who cut the ball back for Adriano Rigoglioso to score a simple tap in.

The best chances all fell to Morecambe in the first half. Thompson missed a decent chance early on and another five minutes before the break from point blank range, after Curtis' shot was saved by Robbo and the rebound was slipped square to Thompson who missed when it looked easier to score.

The best chances for the Daggers in the opening period were when Steve West's header was tipped over by keeper Craig Mawson in one of the best saves seen at the Vic for a while. Loan signing Gary Fletcher, from Leyton Orient, making his debut looked to have scored when he tapped home after a session of pinball in the Morecambe box, Danny Shipp (left) and the other loan debutant, Paul Mayo both having shots blocked.

Gary Fletcher was also unlucky not to win a penalty when Colkin tripped him, but the referee waved play on.

In the second half it was all the Daggers though as they pressed forward looking to get something back in the game. Mark Janney and Steve West were prominent for the Daggers as were the two new boys, Fletcher and Mayo.

West was inches from converting a Fletcher cross and then Janney (right) hit a post with a thundering shot which then bounced of Mawson's back and somehow away for a corner. Lee Matthews then had a goalbound shot blocked and West again shot over the bar when well placed.

Steve West finally got his just desserts for a battling, bustling display when he thundered home a header from Paul Mayo cross from the left with just 14 minutes remaining.

The home side could have and should have won it after that with Gary Fletcher and late substitute Junior McDougald both coming close, first when he shot straight at the keeper and then he had a shot blocked. The Daggers also had a good shout for another penalty when a cross looked to have hit a defenders had but again the referee waved play on.

The Daggers faithful left happier than they had for a while, disappointed with the draw but encouraged by the overall performance.

Following the trouble at the Southport game a section of the Sieve was closed for this game and the Daggers band banished from the roofed area on the terracing to behind the Bury Road goal. Unfortunately the Daggers trumpeter was ejected from the ground by some over zealous stewarding after blowing his mouthpiece under the Sieve roof in an incident that angered many supporters who saw it.

DiggerDagger is very disappointed that the atmosphere at Victoria Road has descended to the state it is now and hopes that the club and the supporters can work out some compromise to restore the friendly atmosphere at the ground. The club has issued a statement on the incident which can be read at the official site.




1 Tony Roberts
5 Mark Smith
17 Lee Matthews
23 Paul Mayo
24 Steve Potts
6 Steve Heffer (off 81 mins)
7 Mark Janney
9 Danny Shipp
14 Danny Hill
15 Steve West (off 84 mins)
19 Gary Fletcher


18 Paul Gothard
20 Mark Rooney
12 Steve Perkins (on 81 mins)
13 Junior McDougald (on 84 mins)
16 John Keeling

1 Craig Mawson
2 David McKearney
3 Lee Colkin
6 Stewart Drummond
7 Adriano Rigoglioso
11 Gary Thompson (off 80 mins)
12 Neil Uberschar
14 Iain Swan
21 Wayne Curtis (off 68 mins)
23 Lee Elam
24 Keith Hill (off 88 mins)


8 Andy Gouck (on 88 mins)
17 Danny Carlton (on 68 mins)
20 Nick Rogan (on 80 mins)
25 Perry Taylor

Referee: Mr R Desmond
Attendance: 1,219

DiggerDagger's Man Of The Match

Mark Janney

Another fine display from Janners

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