The Daggers lost 5-2 at the Lawn in the last game of the
Conference season to finish in 5th place. The result means a two leg play off
against Morecambe who finished with a 5-0 win over Burton Albion.
hosts started the brighter of the two sides and nearly took the lead within ten
minutes of the start when Paul Gothard (left) mis-kicked his clearance but Cowe
was unable to put the ball into the net.
With the Daggers
seemingly not at the races, Rovers did take the lead in the 25th minute when,
from a corner, Meexhan played the ball to Grayson whose shot was deemed to have
crossed the line despite a last ditch clearance.
Daggers found themselves two down on 40 minutes when an Odejayi header clattered
off the post to Alex Sykes who squared the ball for Richardson to slot home.
into injury time, Steve West (right) latched onto a mis-kick by Steve Jenkons
and calmly placed the ball into the corner of the net beyond the reach of Steve
than a minute into the second half and the Daggers had dragged themselves back
onto level terms. Paul Terry (left) capitalised on another defensive
mistake to tap home a cross.
The Daggers momentum was soon
halted though when, on 55 minutes, Odejayi's shot was parried by Gothard and
Grayson lashed home the rebound.
Within three minutes, Odejayi
did get his goal, putting the ball under Gothard.
completed their rout just after the hour mark when Cowe smashed home a loose
the bottom, Woking, Leigh RMI and Gravesend & Northfleet all won to save
themselves while defeats for Nuneaton Borough and Southport means they are