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In 1992,The Daggers beat Merthyr Tydfil 4-2 at Home in the Conference League Cup 3rd Round


In 2001,The Daggers beat Margate 4-1 at Home in the Nationwide Conference 
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A Heroes' Ovation

Norwich City Report
by Nelson on 26/01/2003

Report from Carrow Road where a 90th minute goal is enough to send the Daggers out of this season's FA Cup competition. Picture (c) Ross Kinnard/Getty Images

Norwich City
1

Dagenham & Redbridge
0

Abbey 90

FA Cup 4th Round
Carrow Road
Saturday 25 January 2003
3:00pm
So Near And Yet So Far
The Daggers amazing FA Cup adventure ended yesterday in dramatic fashion when an injury-time goal from Norwich substitute, Zema Abbey, broke the visitors' hearts when it looked like they had earned the replay they so richly deserved.

Throughout the match, the Daggers matched their Nationwide First Division opponents throughout the field and created problem after problem for the Canaries' defence.

The opening minute saw Ashley Vickers (left) make his normal "Welcome To The Game" tackle and the resulting free kick meant that Tony Roberts was called into action to save a David Nielsen shot.

However, the Daggers then proceeded to create their own chances with Norwich custodian, Robert Green only able to push a Danny Shipp (right) shot away for a corner.

The Daggers seemed to be able to match their hosts blow-for-blow with neither side able to take control of the game.

It took until the 18th minute for the next shot on goal when Dave Russell lashed a shot from the edge of the area towards the corner of the goal but somehow, Roberts pulled off an outstanding save at full stretch.

Shortly after, a Steve West (left) free kick was saved well by Green.

Roberts also pulled off saves from Russell and McVeigh and a superb last-ditch tackle from Ashley Vickers denied Neilson the chance of a shot on goal, despite the fact that Neilson was clearly several yards offside.

A shove on West in the area appeared to deny the Daggers' front man the chance of a clear shot on goal, but the visitors' appeals were waved away.

The second half saw more of the same from both sides with Norwich unable to find a route through the Daggers' defence and the Daggers unable to find that killer cross that, you felt, would lead to a goal for the visitors.

Roberts pulled off another good save in the 66th minute, parrying a powerfull shot from Rivers.

Junior McDougald (right) broke through but was unable to get the ball onto his right foot and his tame shot was saved comfortably by Green.

On a couple of occasions, Mark Janney got the ball on the wing, but was well mashalled by the Norwich defence and could not find the space to make the killer cross.

A Mackay header minutes from time flew just wide of the post and, with time rapidly running out, it looked as though the Daggers had achieved their aim and held out for a well-deserved draw.

It came as a hammer blow when the home side took the lead on the stroke of full time - McVeigh crossed the ball and, via a deflection, it found Zema Abbey who stabbed the ball home from close range past Roberts.

The fourth official indicated four minutes of added time, but the Daggers were unable to create any chances in this spell and the only notable incident was another fine save by Roberts, this time stopping a Mulryne shot.

The final whistle saw the Daggers players swap shirts with their opponents and go on a much deserved lap-of-honour to a standing ovation from both sets of supporters.

Steve West picture (c)Jamie McDonald/Getty Images
Ashley Vickers picture (c)Ross Kinnard/Getty Images

Teams


NORWICH CITY


DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE

1 Robert Green
3 Adam Drury
4 Malky Mackay
5 Craig Fleming
21 Darel Russell
7 Philip Mulryne
8 Gary Holt
18 Paul McVeigh
6 David Nielsen (off 77 mins)
27 Mark Rivers
9 Iwan Roberts

Substitutes

22 Ian Henderson
2 Darren Kenton
28 Paul Crichton
11 Chris Llewellyn
10 Zema Abbey (on 77 mins)

1 Tony Roberts
17 Lee Matthews
3 Ashley Vickers
5 Mark Smith
8 Paul Terry
6 Steve Heffer
7 Mark Janney
26 John McGrath (off 70 mins)
9 Danny Shipp
13 Junior McDougald
15 Steve West (off 89 mins)

Substitutes

20 Mark Rooney (on 70 mins)
10 Mark Stein (on 89 mins)
14 Danny Hill
18 Paul Gothard
2 Tim Cole

Referee: Mr P Taylor
Attendance: 21,164

DiggerDagger's Man Of The Match

Tony Roberts

A Fantastic Performance Worthy Of Such A Large Stage

Match Photos


Excited Fans Before The Match


Ashley Vickers
(c) Ross Kinnard/Getty Images


John McGrath
(c) Ross Kinnard/Getty Images


Lee Matthews
(c) Ross Kinnard/Getty Images


Junior McDougald
(c) Ross Kinnard/Getty Images


John McGrath
(c) Ross Kinnard/Getty Images


Oh No! Norwich Score In Injury Time
(c) Ross Kinnard/Getty Images


It's All Over
(c) Ross Kinnard/Getty Images


Tony Roberts Is Devastated
(c) Ross Kinnard/Getty Images


The Heroes Get A Standing Ovation
(c) Ross Kinnard/Getty Images

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