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Havant & Waterlooville Report
by Hardy on 18/11/2002

The Daggers overcome determined opposition from the Hawks from Havant to progress to the FA Cup 2nd Round. Hardy reports on the action.

Dagenham & Redbridge

Havant & Waterlooville

McDougald 14
Shipp 18
Shipp 24

Haughton 21
Haughton 27

FA Cup 1st Round
Victoria Road
Saturday 16th November 2002
Daggers through to Round 2
The Daggers are through to the second round of the FA Cup for the third successive season after overcoming some determined opposition in Doc Martens Premier side Havant & Waterlooville at Victoria Road on Saturday.

The Daggers named a team that was full strength with the notable exception of Mark Stein, missing again, presumed injured. With Steve West an able replacement up front with Junior they lined up with three at the back, Mark Janney and Paul Bruce as wing backs, Steve Heffer, Paul Terry and Danny Shipp in midfield.

The first half hour was unbelievably open with both teams pouring forward at every opportunity leaving defences exposed it was obvious that goals would come. Still it was the Hawks who had the best early chances. First Tim Hambley skewed an early chance wide after just a couple of minutes, then the same player had another header just slip past the post just afterwards. James Taylor missed in the sixth minute, sliding just too late to reach a low cross.

Despite all the Hawks pressure it was the Daggers that took the lead though in the fourteenth minute. Danny Shipp, who had one of the best games he has played for a long time, slid the ball through to Junior McDougald (left) who rounded Aaron Kerr and slipped the ball into the empty net, the clinical finish contrasting with the Hawks earlier misses.

Shippy added a second himself four minutes later when Paul Bruce's cross from the left was half cleared by Howe straight to him on the edge of the area. Danny used the space he had, and once again the finish was clinical with a shot into the top corner. The Daggers crowd relaxed sensing the Hawks storm would have blown out as Aldershot's did in the previous round. They were wrong though.

While manager Garry Hill will have expected his team to take quiet control it was the Hawks that quickly pulled one back. Bobby Howe ran up the Daggers right from deep and then crossed low to Warren Haughton (right, taking on Steve Potts). With the ball behind him Haughton managed to back heel the ball into the net at the far post to make it 2-1, and three goals in 7 minutes.

And there was more to come. The Daggers restored their two goal lead three minutes later when after a corner the Hawks failed to clear properly and the ball found Danny Shipp (left, being congratulated) again who shot across Kerr, the ball hitting the inside of the post and going in. Once again the home fans relaxed and waited for more.

Once again though it was Havant that scored next. On 27 minutes the ball was fed to Warren Haughton again around the penalty spot with his back to goal. Steve Potts (left) failed to close him down quickly enough and he swiveled and found the net past Robbo's left hand to make it five goals in a mad fifteen minutes. The Hawks fans behind Robbo's goals, who gave excellent support to their team throughout, chanted "We're going to win 9-8" and at that point it looked like they might.

The Hawks had the better of the next period of play, although the Daggers were starting to get a grip on the game, hanging on to the slim lead. Wood and Hale both went close and, Steve West was forced to head a corner over his own bar. At the other end West nearly made it 4-2 tussling with keeper Kerr just before half time.

Garry Hill must have had strong words with his team during the break and the second half was much tighter as a result. The Daggers defended much more convincingly, particularly after Ashley Vickers replaced Steve Potts on 64 minutes. The visitors were limited to shooting from distance, Taylor shaving the bar on two occasions. At the other end Gareth Hall just managed to tackle Junior in the box and then Danny Shipp came close to a hat trick when firing over and sub Danny Hill rolled a shot just wide of the far post.

As the game moved towards a conclusion the Hawks began to leave spaces as they chased a replay. They still had chances though, Taylor having his shot blocked and then Howe's free kick was easily caught by Robbo (left).

In the last five minutes it was all Daggers though as the Hawks finally ran out of steam, Danny Shipp coming close twice to the hat-trick his performance deserved, particularly in injury time when Hanson made a goal line clearance to deny Shipp, the ball ricocheting back to him after Kerr blocked a shot from McDougald.

The Hawks fans can be very proud of their team who pushed the Daggers all the way, but it is Dagenham & Redbridge that go on. In the draw on Sunday they were drawn away to Tiverton Town or Crawley Town who drew 1-1 on Saturday. While no team likes to be drawn away, it is a game that the Daggers ought to be able to win to set up a third consecutive FA Cup third round game, with the big names from the Premiership coming in at that stage.




1 Tony Roberts
5 Mark Smith
17 Lee Matthews
24 Steve Potts (off 65 mins)
7 Mark Janney
6 Steve Heffer
8 Paul Terry (off 65 mins)
9 Danny Shipp
11 Paul Bruce

13 Junior McDougald
15 Steve West (off 86 mins)

18 Paul Gothard
3 Ashley Vickers (on 65 mins)
12 Steve Perkins (on 86 mins)
14 Danny Hill (on 65 mins)
25 Triston Chambers

1 Aaron Kerr
2 Alec Masson
3 Chirs Ferrett
4 Shaun Hale
5 Gareth Hall
6 Christian Hanson
7 Paul Wood
8 Tim Hambley
9 Bobby Howe
10 James Taylor
11 Warren Haughton

12 Shaun Gale
14 Neil Davis
15 James Ford
16 Craig Leworthy
17 Calvin Sparshatt

Referee: Mr J. Singh
Attendance: 1,546

DiggerDagger's Man Of The Match

Danny Shipp

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Match Photos

Steve Potts had an interesting time again Haughton

Paul Bruce is forced into defensive action

Hawks go close

Haughton beats Robbo to make it 3-2

Danny Shipp and Hawks Paul Wood

Daggers number 1, the one, the only Robbo

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