The Daggers yesterday were held to a dull scoreless draw at
Kingfield by an ininspiring Woking side.
The draw means that Woking have claimed the all-time
Conference record for consecutive draws with eight, although it's not a record
that you would imagine they will be too pleased to hold.
In a game
of few chances the home team had the better ones without ever really threatening
to score, while the Daggers best effort was a second half screamer from Danny
Shipp which crashed against the bar.
Garry Hill (left), rested many of his regular first team players and used the
opportunity to give a run-out to some of the less utilised squad players.
Despite this, the hosts were unable to find a route through the Daggers' defence
and it is not hard to see why the Cards find themselves well and truly embroiled
in a relegation dogfight.
first half was almost totally devoid of incident with only two real chances
arising. Mark Rooney (right) saw his neat shot just miss the target and
then Ben Townsend fired in a shot which Paul Gothard did well to turn the effort
away at full stretch and the danger was cleared.
windy conditions were not helping matters, the match did have the atmosphere of
an end-of season match with no significance on the table which is odd when you
consider Woking's precarious position.
The second half did see
a marked improvement in the entertainment value and with the Daggers now playing
with the wind at their backs, they did create more in front of goal.
Shipp (left) brought out a fine save from Bayes in the Card's goal when his long
range effort looked to be goalbound.
Another speculative shot
from outside the area by Shipp flew over the bar before Townsend unleashed a
magnificent shot which Gothard saved superbly.
Neil Smith then
squandered the hosts' best chance, blasting the ball over with the goal at his
With Woking desperately trying for the winning goal,
the Daggers created a few more chances, the most notable being another long
range shot, this time from Danny Hill, which drifted just wide of the post and
Danny Shipp's 25 yard effort which crashed off the bar with the keeper well
With Chester losing at Nuneaton, the Daggers move up into 4th place, but will
not be looking forward to Monday's visit by the Champions, Yeovil Town who
demolished Burton Albion 6-1.