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     On This Day

In 1998,The Daggers drew 1-1 with Wealdstone at Home in the FA Trophy 1st Round

In 2001,The Daggers drew 2-2 with Basingstoke Town Away in the FA Cup 4th Qualifying Round

In 2007,The Daggers lost 0-2 to Rotherham United at Home in the Coca Cola League Two 

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Aldershot Town Report
by Hardy on 26/10/2002

The Daggers eased their way into the FA Cup first round proper with a great 4-0 win at Aldershot. Hardy reports on the action from the Rec.

Aldershot Town

Dagenham & Redbridge

Bull sent off 42

McDougald 42 (pen)
Hill 62
Bruce 64
Matthews 69

FA Cup 4th Qualifying Round
The Recreation Ground
Saturday 26th October 2002
Daggers through in style
What looked a tricky FA Cup fourth Qualifying round tie turned into an easy win for the Daggers on Saturday due to an assured performance from the Daggers who looked every bit a class above Aldershot, coupled with Shot's keeper Nikki Bull's rush of blood towards the end of the first half.

The Daggers recalled Paul Bruce following injury and Mark Stein following suspension but were missing loan signings Mayo and Fletcher while Paul Gothard who was replaced by Andy Lomas on the bench. Ashley Vickers also sat on the bench after returning against Kidderminster Harriers on Tuesday.

The opening half an hour was pretty even with both sides using the space on what was a massive pitch well to attack down the wings. At the back Lee Matthews (left) had another solid game never looking in any trouble against Shots much vaunted 6'4" centre forward Paul Moody along with Steve Potts and Mark Smith in a back three.

Chances were limited in the early exchanges and the biggest excitement was in the stands. With the game segregated, several Shots "fans" had infiltrated the Daggers section and decided to start a fight with the Barmy Army. Amazingly there were no police or stewards on hand when this happened and when they arrived they decided the best way to deal with the trouble was to send the perpetrators back to their own area of the ground.

Back on the pitch the Daggers continued to look comfortable without really looking like opening the Shots up. Mark Janney's cross shot was tipped over by Bull and then Danny Shipp's header was also well saved. At the other end Karl Ready had the Shots best opening, a header from a free kick brilliantly saved by Tony Roberts.

The defining moment of the game came in the 42nd minute. Mark Stein burst into the area with just Nikki Bull to beat. Steino slipped the ball past the Shots' keeper who then flattened him with a tackle worthy of Twickenham. Inevitably Bull saw red despite lengthy protests while Stein received treatment. After an age Paul Moody took the gloves and was comprehensively beaten by Junior McDougald's penalty (right) struck high into the right of his goal.

In the age of added time due to the penalty incident Michael Harper, on for Roscoe D'Sane, almost snatched an equaliser but once again Tony Roberts was equal to it, saving one handed.

Mark Stein failed to appear for the second half, replaced by Danny Hill with Danny Shipp moving up front to partner Junior. The Daggers, with the confidence of a lead and a numerical advantage passed the Shots to death for most of the second half. It was only a matter of time before further breakthroughs came. When they did, like buses, they came one after another.

First, on 62 minutes Danny Hill (left being congratulated) found acres of space on the right, bursting into the area. He was half tackled but kept on his feet and whipped a shot across Moody into the far corner to double the lead and end the game as any kind of contest.

Better was to come. Just two minutes later the Daggers won a free kick about 25 yards out in perfect Paul Bruce territory. Sure enough Brucey took the kick which was curled over the wall. Makeshift keeper Moody managed to get a hand to it to his credit but could not keep it out (see match pictures below).

3-0 became 4-0 five minutes later when a corner from the right dropped to Lee Matthews in the centre of goal six yards out and he finished with style, smashing the ball into the roof of the net. Lee was obviously delighted (left) celebrating in front of the Daggers travelling fans.

The game comfortably won the Daggers made changes again bringing Mark Rooney and Steve West on for Heffer and McDougald and could easily have scored more to further embarrass the Shots on a day that they will want to forget.

The Daggers fans were kept behind after the game due to the potential for trouble and then escorted from the ground missing the draw for the First Round proper which matched us with Dr Martins Premier side Havant & Waterlooville in the game that will certainly be the widest on the FA's list. The game will take place at Victoria Road on Saturday the 16th of November, kick off 3pm.




1 Nikki Bull
2 Paul Buckle
3 Jason Chewins
4 Karl Ready
5 Dominic Sterling
6 Anthony Charles
7 Nick Roddis
8 Jamie Taylor
9 Paul Moody
10 Roscoe D'Sane (off)
11 Lee Holgrove

12 Brett Cooper
14 Michael Harper (on)
15 Adam Parker
16 Dave Carroll
17 John Nutter

1 Tony Roberts
5 Mark Smith
17 Lee Matthews
24 Steve Potts
7 Mark Janney
6 Steve Heffer (off 68 mins)
8 Paul Terry
9 Danny Shipp
11 Paul Bruce
10 Mark Stein (off 45 mins)
13 Junior McDougald (off 68 mins)

18 Andy Lomas
3 Ashley Vickers
14 Danny Hill (on 45 mins)
15 Steve West (on 68 mins)
20 Mark Rooney (on 68 mins)

Referee: Mr K. Woolmer
Attendance: 2,549

DiggerDagger's Man Of The Match

Paul Bruce

Had a decent game and another free kick special

Match Photos

Paul Bruce calls for the ball

Paul Terry wins a header

Daggers fans applaud Junior's penalty

Danny Hill bursts into the box before scoring

Paul Bruce's free kick beats Moody

Brucey celebrates

Lee Matthews is congratulated by Paul Terry and Mark Janney

An Aldershot moment

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