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In 1992,The Daggers beat Boston United 2-1  Away in the Conference League Cup 2nd Round

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Hill Scored The 1st

Margate Report
by Nelson on 09/03/2003

Goals from Danny Hill, Mark Janney and Steve West help the Daggers to a comfortable win against Margate at Victoria Road. Nelson reports.

Dagenham & Redbridge


Hill 40
Janney 77
West 86

Nationwide Conference
Victoria Road
Sunday 8 March 2003
Daggers Equal Conference Record
The Daggers yesterday equalled the Conference record of consecutive league wins by beating Margate 3-0 at Victoria Road.

Before the game their was a minutes silence for Harry Hammond, former President of the club (right). Then in front of another good crowd and with very windy conditions to deal with, the Daggers made light work of a disappointing Margate side to win their tenth league match on the bounce, equalling the record set by Macclesfield Town in 1994/95.

The match was largely lacking in goalmouth action, but there was little doubt that the Daggers were the better side on the day and three excellent goals separated the two sides.

The match got off to a bad start for the visitors when, after only 5 minutes, their captain, Iain O'Connell, was in a dreadful collision with his own goalkeeper. Manager, Chris Kinnear was forced into an early change with O'Connell stretchered off with a suspected fractured skull.

With the Daggers pressing continually, the Margate defence were coping admirably and goalscoring chances were few.

The first real chance came after around 20 minutes when Junior McDougald (left) left Jake Leberl for dead before shooting goalwards. His shot ricocheted off a defender and behind for a corner.

The visitors first chance of the match came on the half hour when the inconsistent referee awarded an indirect free-kick for a backpass when Tony Roberts (right) collected a mishit clearance by Tarkan Mustafa. Roberts was cautioned for throwing the ball away in disgust.

The free-kick was taken with the Daggers packing the box and appeared to strike the arm of one of the defenders, but the ball was cleared and the danger passed.

The game then kicked into life in the 40th minute when Danny Hill picked up the ball on the right and jinked inside before unleashing a wonderful curling shot with the outside of his boot. The ball flew inside the far post with Smith well beaten to put the Daggers deservedly in front.

The Daggers went in at half-time with the game seemingly well under control and the second half continued in much the same style.

With Margate creating very few chances, the match seemed to be heading for a single goal win before a moment of brilliance from substitute, Mark Janney (right) with only 13 minutes to go.

Janney picked up the ball on the right hand side of midfield and went on a purposeful run, beating several defenders and finding himself on the edge of the area before stroking the ball into the corner of the goal with his left foot.

The win was sealed with another sublime goal from substitute Steve West (left) on 86 minutes.

West's initial strike was parried by Smith and looked to be falling nicely to Shipp, but the ball ran away from him and he was only able to lash the ball across the area to West who blasted the ball home in style.

With Chester losing, the Daggers move up a place to 3rd in the League and find themselves only 12 points behind the leaders, Yeovil Town with a game in hand. Whilst the title appears to be out of reach at the moment, Yeovil are yet to face the Daggers at Victoria Road and did drop two points at struggling Woking yesterday.

Steve West picture (c) Jamie McDonald/Getty Images




1 Tony Roberts
19 Tarkan Mustafa (off 63 mins)
17 Lee Matthews
5 Mark Smith
24 Steve Potts
6 Steve Heffer
14 Danny Hill
26 John McGrath
9 Danny Shipp
13 Junior McDougald (off 81 mins)
25 Steve Watts (off 70 mins)


7 Mark Janney (on 63 mins)
20 Mark Rooney (on 81 mins)
18 Paul Gothard
15 Steve West (on 70 mins)
2 Tim Cole

1 Paul Smith
5 Lee Shearer
2 Greg Oates
4 Bill Edwards
19 Jake Leberl
3 Paul Lamb
15 Terry McFlynn
16 Iain O'Connell (off 5 mins)
11 Jay Saunders
18 Phil Collins
9 Leon Braithwaite (off 84 mins)


24 Charlie Mitten
23 Jean-Michel Sigere
7 John Keister
22 Lee Turner
14 Aaron Perry

Referee: Mr G Lewis
Attendance: 1901

DiggerDagger's Man Of The Match

Danny Shipp

Another Immense Performance From Shippy

Match Photos

Junior McDougald takes on a defender

Margate free-kick for a backpass

Junior McDougald & Steve Watts await the ball

Danny Shipp about to strike a free kick in front of a packed away end

Danny Hill celebrates his goal

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