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FA Cup 2nd Round

Crawley Town Report
by Hardy on 09/12/2002

The Daggers leave it late to beat Crawley Town and take a place in the FA Cup 3rd Round for the third successive season. Hardy reports on the game.

Crawley Town

Dagenham & Redbridge

McDonnell 3

Hooper sent off 79

McDougald 26
Janney 88

FA Cup 2nd Round
Broadfield Stadium
Saturday 7th December 2002
Daggers leave it late
The Daggers managed to win through to the 3rd Round of the FA Cup with a late goal from Mark Janney, the hero two years ago at Lincoln. The win means the Daggers are in amongst the big boys for the third successive season, the first non-league club to achieve that in 20 years.

The Daggers lined up with an identical starting eleven to that at Halifac with the exception of a recall for Steve Heffer, in for Geoff Pitcher who dropped to the bench. Also on the bench was Mark Stein, making a welcome return.

With 700 plus Daggers packed in to a corner of the impressive Broadfield Stadium, the atmosphere was electric leading up to the start. All stood in silence for a minute though (left), remembering a young Crawley fan who had died in the week before the game.

The game started in the worst possible fashion for the Daggers as they found themselves behind within 3 minutes. The almost always reliable Mark Smith, (right) dealing with a hopeful through ball, underhit his pass back to Robbo and in nipped Nic McDonnell to smash the ball in past the stranded keeper.

With one side of the pitch obviously very wet the game seemed to be to play up the Daggers right and Crawley's left for the first half after this. The Daggers, despite the early set back took the game to the home team, who responded with a series of uncompromising tackles, John McGrath in particular a victim. In response Crawley broke often and quickly, putting Smith in particular under pressure. Following his terrible start it wasn't a vintage Smudger day though and he would be subbed at half time.

The Daggers had a decent shout for a penalty in the 15th minute when Mark Janney's jinking run was ended by a scything tackle by Ellis Hooper right on the edge of the area. The ref decided it was outside though and the resulting cross came to nothing.

The pressure was building though and it seemed like just a matter of time before the Daggers were level. With the fans using the line that worked so well at Charlton, "we're going to score in a minute", it was Junior McDougald (left) once again that provided the necessary. A period of sustained pressure led to a corner which eluded the Crawley defence and fell to Junior at the far post who smashed the ball into the roof of the net.

The Daggers couldn't press home their advantage after this though, indeed it was Crawley that almost regained the lead when Harkin crossed to McDonnell who volleyed just wide of the post on 43 minutes.

The second half started with Ashley Vickers on for Mark Smith and a much steadier platform for the Daggers to attack from. With John McGrath now on solid ground up the left he tormented the Crawley defence time and time again. Unfortunately most of the crosses fell too close to Little in the Crawley goal.

The home team were still a threat on the break though and McDonnell again went close on a couple of occasions, but at the other end the screw was turning. On the hour it seemed like the Daggers had to score as they had three chances in as many minutes.

First Steve West crossed for Junior to head just wide, then some slick passing opened Crawley up for Paul Terry to shoot just past the left hand post when he should have scored. An even better chance a minute later saw Junior feed the ball to Mark Janney with a seeming open goal, but he put it over the top.

Crawley's defending became more and more desperate and Hooper was booked for another crashing foul on McGrath in the 66th minute. He didn't learn his lesson though and in the 79th minute had to see red when he again was late on McGrath, right in from of the away section of the ground.

After that, it was all the Daggers, but with time running out it looked like it would be a replay back at Victoria Road. With just 2 minutes left on the watch though, Mark Janney (right) hit a bobbler that Little got a hand too but couldn't keep out. The ball hit the net and the Daggers fans went wild.

On Sunday the Daggers learnt that the reward for the win is a long away day at Plymouth Argyle, the real Pilgrims. While an away draw at a Second Division team is not what Garry Hill will have asked Santa for, the Daggers fans will be at the magnificent Home Park loud and proud again on January 4th.

The FA Cup. Pure magic.




1 Andy Little
2 Ben Judge
3 Earnest Cooksey
4 Ellis Hooper
5 Marc Pullan
6 Peter Fear
7 Stuart Holmes (off 70 mins)
8 Mo Harkin (of 80 mins)
9 Neil Le Bihan
10 Nic McDonnell (off 88 mins)
11 Dave Stevens

12 Danny Hockton (on 88 mins)
14 WarrenBagnall
15 Ian Payne (on 80 mins)
16 Kevin Hemsley (on 70 mins)
17 Nigel Brake

1 Tony Roberts
5 Mark Smith (off 45 mins)
17 Lee Matthews
24 Steve Potts
7 Mark Janney
6 Steve Heffer
8 Paul Terry
9 Danny Shipp
26 John McGrath

13 Junior McDougald
15 Steve West (off 76 mins)

18 Paul Gothard
3 Ashley Vickers (on 45 mins)
14 Danny Hill
25 Geoff Pitcher
0 Mark Stein (on 76 mins)

Referee: Mr S.Tanner
Attendance: 4,516

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