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Saw red!

Accrington Report
by Hardy on 22/09/2003

Tim Cole sees red as the Daggers lose a bad tempered game at home to Accrington Stanley to deepen the crisis at the club. Hardy reports on another dark day at the Glyn Hopkin Stadium.

Dagenham & Redbridge

Accrington Stanley

Cole s/o 90

Proctor s/o 33
Mullin 68

Nationwide Conference
Glyn Hopkin Stadium
Saturday 20th September 2003
Daggers lose bad tempered affair
The Daggers found a way to lose this game having pretty much dominated from start to finish against a Stanley team that scrapped its way to an unlikely win.

As predicted, James Pullen (left) was between the sticks for the Daggers, Tony Roberts recurring foot injury keeping him out. With Stein gone it was Braithwaite and Meechan up front. Midfield saw Tony Scully start on the left, Mark Bentley on the right and Chris Piper and Danny Hill central . while at the back it was Mustafa, Cole Matthews and Kimble.

Stanley showed their intentions early on, and why they "top" the disciplinary table. Andy Proctor followed through very late on Pullen and getting a yellow card in the 9th minute, and then Lee Matthews clattered on the ankle by Lutel James in another horribly ate challenge shortly after that.

The Daggers took the game to the visitors though with Braithwaite and Meechan (right) buzzing around with intent. Mark Bentley kept drifting inside though and after 25 minutes or so Tony Scully was switched to the right as a result, Chris Piper moving wide right. Often found in space Scully's crosses lacked quality though resulting in frustration all round. Quite what Mark Janney and Paul Bruce make of it from the bench would be interesting to know.

After 33 minutes the inevitable happened and Stanley's Andy Proctor was sent off after stupidly kicking the ball away having handled and getting a second yellow card. For the second home game in succession the Daggers we facing 10 men, but again the 10 frustrated the 11. Half time came with still no breakthrough.

The second half saw more of the same, Stanley threatening hardly at all as the Daggers looked for an opening. Then inexplicably the Daggers fell behind when Prendergast sent through Paul Mullin and the Stanley man made no mistake, slipping the ball past Pullen while the keeper looked a little flat footed.

Stung by going behind the Daggers stormed forward looking for an equaliser. With Shipp on for Meechan they put their best spell together, Leon Braithwaite having a spectacular effort saved and Tim Cole going close. Braithwaite was then worryingly helped off with what looked like a hamstring pull after 78 minutes seeing Paul Bruce replace him with the Daggers out of forward options..

Playing out of position up front Brucey (left) had a blinding 15 minutes, crossing for Shipp to head against the bar and almost making the difference. In the end though Stanley managed to close the game out by going down at every opportunity, keeper Jon Kennedy particularly guilty deep in injury time going down as if shot when untouched catching a high ball.

The referee refused to stop play though forcing the Stanley keeper to throw the ball out to get the trainer on. The Daggers showed what they thought by attacking from the throw rather than chucking the ball back to the away side. Poetic justice would have been done had the Daggers scored from it but it wasn't to be.

Before that incident though, just on the 90, the Daggers frustration spilled over when Tim Cole (right) saw red in every sense of the word when he completely lost his head head butting Dean Calcutt right in front of the Daggers bench in retaliation and having to be restrained by the Daggers staff from doing more. As a result Timmy will be banned for three games from two weeks time as a result starting with the Daggers tough game against Chester City. Nice one Tim!

The last thing the Daggers want is a high profile TV game after that. So of course it's off to Exeter live on Sky Sports we go.




13 James Pullen
19 Tarkan Mustafa
2 Tim Cole
17 Lee Matthews
26 Alan Kimble
Mark Bentley
6 Chris Piper
14 Danny Hill (off 79 mins)
8 Tony Scully
15 Leon Braithwaite (off 78 mins)
20 Alex Meechan (off 64 mins)


73 Richard Wilmott
7 Mark Janney
9 Danny Shipp (on 64 mins)
11 Paul Bruce (on 78 mins)
12 Lenny Piper (on 79 mins)

13 Jon Kennedy
2 Peter Cavanagh
3 Steve Hollis
4 Steve Halford (off 88 mins)
6 Andy Proctor
16 Steve Flitcroft
14 Robbie Williams
12 Andy Gouck (off 65 mins)
9 Lutel James
10 Paul Mullin
11 Rory Prendergast (off 86 mins)


1 Jamie Speare
7 Dean Calcutt (on 86 mins)
18 Gordon Armstrong (on 65 mins)
22 John Durnin (on 88 mins)
20 Brian Welch

Referee: Mr M Harris
Attendance: 1,542

DiggerDagger's Man Of The Match

Leon Braithwaite

Did all he could until injured

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