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In 1998,The Daggers drew 1-1 with Wealdstone at Home in the FA Trophy 1st Round

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Piping the tune

Chelmsford City Report
by Hardy on 31/07/2003

A report from New Lodge, Billericay, where the Daggers saw off lodgers Chelmsford City with a goal in each half. Hardy tries to shed a little light.

Chelmsford City

Dagenham & Redbridge

Mustafa 40
Scott 82

Pre-Season Friendly
New Lodge, Billericay
Wednesday 30 July 2003
Daggers win in the gloom
The Daggers beat Doc Martens Premier side Chelmsford City last night convincingly without ever really looking like cutting loose.

With Neale Fenn released, Leon Braithwaite apparently on holiday and Mark Stein not in the squad it was the combination of Keith Scott and Alex Meechan that led the line at the start. Midfield saw Chris Piper given a chance in the central pairing with Danny Hill, Paul Bruce on the left and Tarkan Mustafa on the right. Robbo made a welcome return between the sticks with Lee Goodwin, Tim Cole, Lee Matthews and Jimmy Jackson in the back four.

The Daggers dominated the game from the start on a slopey pitch that could have benefited from a cut and became very slippery once there was a sharp shower in the middle of the first half.

Paul Bruce (right) and Tarkan took the game to the home side down the flanks and the first real chance came when Keith Scott fired over from point blank range off a Brucey cross. Alex Meechan showed class in making room for himself to shoot with a turn right out of the top drawer on the edge of the area.

Robbo had little to do, but proved there is little wrong with his voice in being as commanding as ever, even when heard from behind the opposite goal. When Chelmsford finally did work an opening the number10 hit the trees in spectacular style. It was good to see Matt Jones play once more, although a position on the right hand side of midfield doesn't srtike me as his best. His corners were as good as ever though and provided the only consistent threat to Robbo's goal.

On 40 minutes the inevitable goal came, Keith Scott put through and holding off challenges with his strength before sliding the ball to Tarkan (left) to smash home from 6 yards.

As usual it was all change for the second half. Paul Rutherford took over from Robbo, Ashley Vickers came on for Jimmy J and PT replaced Lee Goodwin, Tarkan dropping back into the back 4.

As the gloom from Billericay's 60 watt floodlighting system set in it became hard to spot who was who. Paul Bruce was crashed to the ground several times more in the second half before finally giving way to Jamie Murat with 15 minutes left, and was unlucky not to get a penalty, one particularly bad challenge being judged just outside the box by the eccentric ref.

Lenny Piper had replaced Chris and Shippy come on for Danny Hill on 62 minutes, and Hill subsequently returned very late in the game for someone who went back off. By then the fans were holding up lighters in the hopes of actually seeing what the hell was going on. Tom McGowan also got 15 minutes for Alex Meechan.

The second goal was a classic big centre forwards. As the cross came over from the right Keith Scott (right) made sure that everything ended up in the net from two yards out, including the ball, which looked to have come off his arm. 2-0 was a reasonable score line in the end and Scotty did more than enough in the game to deserve being on the scoresheet.




Paul Nicholls
Wes Faulkner (off 72 mins)
Simon Clarke (off 84 mins)
Rio Alderton (off 46 mins)
Russ Edwards
Ian Wiles
Garry Cross (off 90 mins)
Matt Jones
Boniek Forbes (off 73 mins)
Dale Watkins (off 46 mins)
Steve Norman (off 90 mins)


Jack Wignall (on 72 mins)
Danny Curran (on 46 mins)
Carl Allinson (on 46 mins)
Ray Taylor (on 84 mins)
Gareth Street (on 90 mins)
George Lay (on 73 mins)
Paul Davis (on 90 mins)

Tony Roberts (off 46 mins)
Tim Cole
Lee Goodwin (off 45 mins)
Lee Matthews
Jimmy Jackson (off 46 mins)
Tarkan Mustafa
Chris Piper (off 62 mins)
Danny Hill (off 62 mins)
Paul Bruce (off 75 mins)
Keith Scott
Alex Meechan (off 75 mins)


Paul Rutherford (on 46 mins)
Ashley Vickers (on 46 mins)
Paul Terry (on 46 mins)
Danny Shipp (on 62 mins)
Lenny Piper (on 62 mins)
Tom McGowan (on 75 mins)
Jamie Murat (on 75 mins)

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