Daggers tonight staged a magnificent comeback, defeating Stevenage Borough 3-2
at Victoria Road, having been 2-0 down.
The visitors stunned the large Victoria Road crowd when they took the lead in
the 11th minute. A mix up between Matthews and Smith (left) in the Daggers
defence freed up Anthony Elding who made no mistake to open the scoring.
lead was doubled on 27 minutes when a dubious free-kick was awarded after Steve
Heffer (right) was adjudged to have fouled on the edge of the area. The
Stevenage players went through a staged routine before Wormull fired into the
top corner of the net, compounding the Daggers' woes.
However, only five minutes later and Mark Stein got the Daggers back into the
match with a great header at the near post from a Tarkan Mustafa cross.
trailing at half time, the Daggers looked more than capable of turning the match
around and, indeed, only four minutes after the break, John McGrath's lovely
free kick was headed home by Mark Stein (left) to level the scores.
The Daggers nearly took the lead through McDougald following a mistake by
Perez, but the danger passed.
seemed that it would only be a matter of time before the hosts did take the
lead, dominating the game and, indeed, Junior McDougald (right) did score a
deserved winner in the 72nd minute when he drove home the ball after good work
from substitute, Steve Watts.
Mysteriously, the referee managed to find an astonishing ten minutes of
stoppage time, but Stevenage showed no imagination in attack and the Daggers
recorded their ninth consecutive league win.
The win moves the Daggers above Morecambe and into 4th place in the