Daggers tonight got back to winning ways with a comfortable 3-1 win over Leigh
RMI at Hilton Park.
The Daggers nearly took the lead with around a quarter of an hour gone when
John McGrath (left) set up Danny Shipp but his shot was cleared by Stuart Coburn
in the Leigh goal.
a minute, Neil Cambpell wasted a golden opportunity for the hosts, heading
against the bar with Tony Roberts well beaten.
On around half an hour, a Mark Janney (right) cross had to be cleared by
Hefferman when it looked like a good goalscoring opportunity for the visitors.
A few minutes later and Janney again provided a fantastic cross which was
headed powefully goalwards by West but somehow, Coburn pulled off a remarkable
mix-up in the Daggers defence though almost allowed the hosts to take control of
the game when a Mark Ford shot was saved well at full stretch by Tony Roberts
However, with 39 minutes on the clock, the Railwaymen did take the lead when
some unsubtle route-one play saw Keith Scott head the ball on to Ian Monk who
slotted the ball calmly past Roberts.
Daggers almost got straight back on level terms when Lee Goodwin's header
whistled over the bar.
The Daggers did draw level though, moments before half-time when another
outstanding cross from Mark Janney was knocked on by Tim Cole (left).
Coburn was only able to parry the ball and Steve West was on hand to blast the
Moments after the restart, the visitors almost made it two when McGrath hit
the post from another great pass from Janney.
minutes into the half and West (right) doubled his tally. He beat
Lancaster on the edge of the box and unleashed a powerful shot which gave Coburn
The home side did all they could to try and get back into the match with
Campbell going close but there was no stopping the Daggers and West again went
However, the victory was completed with time running out when West headed
home a rebound after his initial shot had been cleared.
The win leaves Leigh deep in the relegation mire and the Daggers now looking
a relatively safe bet for the play-offs.