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QPR Report
by Hardy on 03/08/2003

The Daggers are made to toil by a strong QPR side in their final pre-season friendly. Are we any the wiser what is the best eleven yet?

Dagenham & Redbridge

Queens Park Rangers

Paquette 10
Paquette 55
Furlong 78

Pre-Season Friendly
Glyn Hopkin Stadium
Saturday 1st August 2003
Daggers toil in the sunshine
The Daggers lost to a better side on Saturday, beaten 3-0 by the team obviously quicker and sharper in all departments.

Perhaps a little surprisingly, given all the close season signings the Daggers starting line up had a very much last season feel about it, only Leon Braithwaite getting a start of the new boys, plus triallist Pullen in for Robbo.

The starting line up saw Braithwaite and Mark Stein paired up front, Janney and Bruce wide of midfield and Shipp and Terry (right) through the middle. At the back Tarkan took right back, Ashley Vickers left with Tim Cole and Lee Matthews in the heart of defence. Between the sticks Robbo was again missing against the team he is goalkeeper coach for, James Pullen wearing 13.

Pretty much everyone else in the squad was on the bench with the exception of Jimmy Jackson, nowhere to be seen.

Rangers played three up and all three had pace in abundance. This was graphically demonstrated on 10 minutes when the ball was played over Matthews. Richard Paquette made up 10 yards on Lee over 30 and calmly slotted the ball away. The result was the Daggers back four dropped deeper allowing space in front of them. This also negated Tarkan as the attacking outlet he usually is down the right.

The Daggers had their chances though, but Mark Stein kept being caught offside time and again. When finally he managed to stay onside, Terry's pass finding him in space his first shot was parried by Culkin who somehow scrambled Stein's second effort away too. Braithwaite (left) showed some neat touches and a couple of times threatened to get away from the Rangers defence.

It was mostly one way traffic though and James Pullen will have done his cause no harm at all with several good saves including a great take when faced one on one with Eric Sabin. The Daggers will have been a little relieved to only be one down at half time.

The pattern continued in the second half. Rangers brought in triallists Christopher Kanu (another "brother of") and John Bailey, both of whom looked good, and continued to terrorise the Daggers with their pace.

Lee Matthews should have scored from a Paul Bruce (right) cross heading over from a couple of yards out, then Paul Terry had a chance from a Janney cross before the game was ended as a contest by Richard Paquette's second in similar vein to the first.

From then on the visitors dominated as the Daggers called the changes, only Pullen's performance in goal keeping it remotely respectable. Chris Piper (left) did will in his 30 minutes on the field while his brother Lenny, given just 20 looked a little off the pace.

Late on Keith Scott (right) came in to try to make it more physical for QPR but he failed to make much impact, while Alex Meechan also showed his intelligent running without getting a sniff.

With 12 minutes left Paul Furlong grabbed a third for Rangers to give the scoreline a realistic feel on the balance of play on the day.

All in all there was little for the Daggers fans to look at optimistically from the game. QPR looked what they are, a good Second Division team, and the Daggers are far from settled yet. With pre-season now over, there will be some pondering in the Daggers camp over what the starting line up will be a Leigh.




James Pullen
Tarkan Mustafa (off 71 mins)
Tim Cole (off 64 mins)
Lee Matthews (off 67 mins)
Ashley Vickers
Mark Janney (off 86 mins)
Paul Terry (off 64 mins)
Danny Shipp (off 64 mins)
Paul Bruce
Mark Stein (off 67 mins)
Leon Braithwaite (off 75 mins)


Alex Meechan (on 67 mins)
Chris Piper (on 64 mins)
Tom McGowan (on 86 mins)
Mark Smith (on 64 mins)
Mark Bentley (on 64 mins)
Keith Scott (on 75 mins)
Lee Goodwin (on 67 mins)
Lenny Piper (on 71 mins)
Danny Hill
Jamie Murat

Nick Culkin
Terrell Forbes (off 46 mins)
Marcus Bean
Steve Palmer (off)
Clarke Carlisle (off)
Marian Ifura
Dennis Oli
Eric Sabin (off)
Richard Paquette (off)
Richard Langley (off 46 mins)
Martin Rowlands


Paul Furlong (on)
Chris Day
Kevin Gallen (on)
Wes Daly (on)
Christopher Kanu (on 46 mins)
John Bailey (on 46 mins)

Referee: Mr J. Bavister
Attendance: 1.015

Match Photos

Leon Braithwaite marked closely

PT looks on

Tim Cole on the ball

Mark Stein and marker

Tim Cole under aerial bombardment

Ashley Vickers and Paul Furlong

Shippy and Vickers tussle for the ball

Lenny Piper

Chris Piper

Ashley Vickers

Keith Scott and Christopher Kanu

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