Daggers tonight bowed out of the FA Trophy, losing on penalties to Southport at
The first half was fast paced with both sides having opportunities to take
the lead but remained goal-less until added time when Steve Pickford fired
the home side in front.
deservedly pulled level nine minutes after the break through Lee Matthews
(left) and took the lead through Paul Terry (right) on 67 minutes.
the Daggers seemingly headed into a 5th Round match with Gloucester City, they
succumbed to another injury time goal when a wonder-strike from Thompson made the score 2-2 with
only seconds left.
The match headed into extra time but neither side was able to break the
deadlock and the match went to a penalty shootout.
McDougald, Danny Shipp and Lee Matthews scored their penalties for the Daggers
but despite Paul Gothard saving Southport's 4th penalty, misses from Danny Hill
(right) and Tim Cole left it to the last Southport penalty taker, Pickford, to send Gothard
the wrong way and send the hosts through.