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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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West Gets A Brace

Gravesend & Northfleet Report
by Nelson on 28/12/2002

A brace from Steve West and goals from Stein and McGrath help the Daggers to an emphatic return to winning ways over Gravesend & Northfleet at Victoria Road.

Dagenham & Redbridge

Gravesend & Northfleet

McGrath 13 (pen)
West 55
Stein 78
West 87

Skinner s/o 22

Nationwide Conference
Victoria Road
Saturday 28 December 2002
Daggers Return To Winning Ways
The Daggers returned to winning ways with an emphatic 4-0 win over Gravesend & Northfleet at Victoria Road.

With Junior McDougald out of the side, presumably carrying a knock, the front two were Gary Fletcher and Steve West, both of whom proved a handful for the Fleet. On the bench Mark Stein made a welcome return. Garry Hill played three at the back again, this time the combination being Lee Matthews, Ashley Vickers and at last, Tim Cole. Danny Hill returned to boss the midfield ably assisted by Danny Shipp and Paul Terry.

The Daggers had the better of things from the off although Gravesend had a series of free kicks in dangerous spots as once again the referee proved very picky in typical Conference fashion.

After losing so late at Barnet it was settling to take the lead early once more. This time Gary Fletcher burst into the box. Heading away from the goal to try to round keeper Wilkerson, he was tripped by him. The referee had no hesitation and with Junior not on the pitch, John McGrath (left) made no mistake with the spot kick.

On 22 minutes came the incident that really ended the Fleet's challenge. From another dangerous free kick in the Daggers half, and with the centre-halves committed forward Gravesend tried to be too cute. Danny Shipp knicked the ball and sent Mark Janney away only for Justin Skinner to bring him down on the edge of the area. Referee Wright showed Skinner the red for the professional foul.

After that it was really only a matter of time before the Daggers ran away with the game. Gravesend held on for the remainder of the half but in the 55th minute a sweeping move opened them up and it was Steve West that eventually had the easy chance from Mark Janney's cross to put the Daggers two up.

The Fleet briefly threatened to haul their way back into the game, bringing on the exotically named Tostao Kwashi who showed some good running. In the 74th minute another substitute Louie Evans crashed a shot against the bar.

By then though Garry Hill had thrown Mark Stein into the fray, replacing Gary Fletcher and Stein was put away by John McGrath to score from the edge of the box to really kill the game.

Steve West added a fourth in the 87th minute to cap his excellent game and could have had a hattrick when his header from a corner came back off the post in injury time.




1 Tony Roberts
2 Tim Cole
3Ashley Vickers
17 Lee Matthews
8 Paul Terry (off 45 mins)
7 Mark Janney
9 Danny Shipp
14 Danny Hill
26 John McGrath
15 Steve West
19 Gary Fletcher (off 69 mins)


18 Paul Gothard
6 Steve Heffer
10 Mark Stein (on 69 mins)
20 Mark Rooney (on 45 mins)
24 Steve Potts

12 Paul Wilkerson
2 Matt Lee
4 Nick Burton
27 Chris Giles
3 Justin Skinner (s/o 22 mins)
11 Jimmy Jackson
15 Danny Lye (off 60 mins)
17 Jimmy Strouts
19 Mark Bentley
16 Kevin Budge (off 70 mins)
9 Craig Wilkins


1 Jamie Turner
21 Jamie Coyle
22 Luke Gedling
24 Tostao Kwashi (on 60 mins)
25 Louie Evans (on 70 mins)

Referee: Mr K Wright
Attendance: 1,849

DiggerDagger's Man Of The Match

Steve West

A Great Brace And Unlucky Not To Get Three

Match Photos

Lee Matthews prepares to launch a long throw

The Daggers defend an early Fleet free kick

John McGrath's penalty puts the Daggers 1-0 up

The Daggers attack at a first half corner

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