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     On This Day


In 1994,The Daggers lost 0-4 to Macclesfield Town at Home in the GM Vauxhall Conference 


In 2005,The Daggers lost 0-1 to Hereford United at Home in the Nationwide Conference 


In 2011,The Daggers lost 2-3 to Southend United at Home in the NPower League Two 


In 2016,The Daggers beat York City 2-0  Away in the Vanarama National League 


 

 


West Winner!

Scarborough Report
by Nelson on 19/01/2003

Report from Victoria Road where a Steve West goal handed the Daggers all three points in a dull Nationwide Conference match against Scarborough.

Dagenham & Redbridge
1

Scarborough
0

West 79

Nationwide Conference
Victoria Road
Saturday 18 January 2003
3:00pm
West Winner Enough For Daggers
The Daggers moved up to 8th place in the Conference yesterday with a single goal win over Scarborough at Victoria Road.

Obviously aware of the upcoming FA Cup tie at Norwich, manager Garry Hill made six changes from the side that defeated Plymouth Argyle on Tuesday evening.

In what was a very uninspiring match, neither side created much and goalmouth incidents were few and far between.

The first notable incident of the match was in the 14th minute when Karl Rose went down in the area, but was adjudged to have dived despite being challenged by Ashley Vickers (left) and only succeeded in earning himself a yellow card.

A free-kick from John McGrath (below) fell nicely for Danny Hill (right), but his powerful shot was unable to find a clear path through the box and was cleared.

The lack of width from either side was showing and both teams seemed content to play a cagey midfield game and were cancelling each other out.

The Daggers were not helped by an assistant referee who seemed unable to grasp the offside laws properly and pulled back the Daggers' forwards on several occasions for offsides when it was clear that there were Scarborough defenders keeping them onside.

The first good chance on goal came in on around half an hour when an Olivier Brassart free-kick was met by rose but his header went tamely into the grateful arms of Paul Gothard in the Daggers' goal.

With the match lacking anything in terms of excitement and seemingly headed for a scoreless draw, expectations for the second half were not high.

Shortly after the break, a shot from Karl Rose was blocked brilliantly by Vickers and Dryden was unable to get his header on target from the resulting corner.

Gary Fletcher (right), who had been very quiet all match, latched onto a great cross from Vickers but was unable to direct his shot away from Any Woods in the Seadogs' goal.

With just under half an hour remaining, Lee Matthews (left) brought down Rode on the edge of the area, handing the visitors a free-kick. Olivier Brassart took the kick very quickly indeed (the referee had not even blown his whistle before he started his run-up) and despite finding a gap in the Daggers' defence, the shot clattered off the upright and was cleared to safety. This was the closest Scarborough would come to finding the net all match.

Sensing that time was running out, Garry Hill switched his team into a more attacking 3-4-3 formation, but this seemed to be having little effect. The Daggers were playing some nice passing football in spells, but seemed unable to get that killer cross into the box.

A succession of throw-ins led to a corner for the home side and Danny Hill's flag kick was knocked on by Tim Cole to Steve West (right) who volleyed beautifully into the roof of the net to hand the Daggers all three points.

Steve West picture (c) Jamie McDonald/Getty Images

Teams


DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE


SCARBOROUGH

18 Paul Gothard
3 Ashley Vickers
6 Steve Heffer
9 Danny Shipp
10 Mark Stein
14 Danny Hill
17 Lee Matthews
19 Gary Fletcher (off 67 mins)
20 Mark Rooney
26 John McGrath (off 61 mins)
24 Steve Potts (off 46 mins)

Substitutes

13 Junior McDougald (on 67 mins)
15 Steve West (on 61 mins)
2 Tim Cole (on 46 mins)
4 Lee Goodwin
8 Paul Terry

1 Andy Woods
3 Mark Hotte
30 David Holdsworth
26 Richard Dryden
11 David Pounder
7 Jason Blunt
8 Gareth Stoker
27 Nick Henry
21 Olivier Brassart
10 Karl Rose
22 Bimbo Fatokun (off 41 mins)

Substitutes

16 Jack Wilkinson
17 Leigh Walker
18 David Henderson
29 Tom Raw (on 41 mins)

Referee: Mr J Singh
Attendance: 1,556

DiggerDagger's Man Of The Match

Lee Matthews

Did well with a much changed defence

Match Photos

John McGrath & Mark Stein await the ball


Gary Fletcher on the ball


John McGrath


Danny Shipp takes on a Scarborough player


Mark Stein chests the ball down


Ashley Vickers


Danny Hill on the ball


Danny Hill protests about another dodgy offside decision


Gary Fletcher


Gary Fletcher orchestrates a throw


Gary Fletcher awaits the ball


Lee Matthews


Mark Rooney


Mark Stein is not impressed with the assistant referee


Mark Stein


 

 

 

 

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