The Daggers yesterday battled to their record breaking eleventh consecutive
Nationwide win, overcoming a resilient Southport side 3-2 at Haig Avenue.
The win puts the Daggers one win beyond the previous record, held by
The match saw Tim Cole back in the starting line-up and Lee Goodwin (left)
was started from the bench after a period out on loan.
A relatively quiet first half saw the home side having the better of the
attacking play but it was the visitors who took the lead a minute before the
corner from the right by John McGrath (right) reached Lee Matthews who powered
in his header from close range.
The Daggers' lead didn't last long though and, less than a minute after
half-time, the home side were back on level terms with Lee Ashcroft going on a
mazy run before lashing the ball past Tony Roberts.
Daggers found themselves behind in the 54th minute when Roberts (left) was
unable to hold a good shot from Lee Mulvaney and Dean Howell was on hand to tap
home the rebound.
The Daggers were not going to roll over as easily as that though and Danny
Hill produced another wonder strike to haul the Daggers back on level terms only
eight minutes later. Hill picked up the ball and curled the ball over
Dickinson and into the unguarded net from around 30 yards.
thirteen minutes remaining, the Daggers took control of the game once again when
Tarkan Mustafa (right) latched onto a defensive error. Steve Jones and
Martin Clark collided as they both tried to clear the ball and Mustafa stole the
ball and fired it into the corner of the goal beyond Dickinson.
The win moves the Daggers up into third place in the Conference.