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Exeter City report
by Nelson on 23/09/2003

Report from St James Park where the Daggers were unlucky not to take all three points against Exeter City, despite being down to ten men for most of the match.

Exeter City


Dagenham & Redbridge

Devine 14 pen

Cole 36

Kimble s/o 13

Nationwide Conference
St James Park
Monday 22 September 2003
10-man Daggers held by Exeter
The Daggers last night showed more of the fighting spirit they have become known for, being held to a 1-1 draw at St James Park against Exeter City.

Daggers' manager, Garry Hill, elected to play both the Piper brothers with Lenny Piper (left) and Danny Ship leading the front line.

The match started well with the Daggers having marginally the better of the opening exchanges before disaster struck.

The home side did have early chances though, with Devine only able to put Coppinger's cross straight at James Pullen (right) in the Daggers' goal within the first minute.

Devine also had a chance in the 3rd minute, but put his shot wide.

For the Daggers, Danny Shipp and Lenny Piper were linking up well and created a lot of attacking play without actually threatening James Bittner's goal.

The Daggers started to wrest control of the game and Exeter seemed content to try and catch the Daggers on the break. It was on one of these attacks that the match turned.

A great through ball found Les Afful in plenty of space and he controlled the ball well and burst through into the box. Alan Kimble (left) attempted to cut Afful off, but the City player was too fast and was going to be clear through on goal. Kimble seemed to suffer a rush of blood to the head when and felled Afful in the area. In truth, felled is something of an understatement - he pulled the City player to the ground by the neck and left the referee with absolutely no option but to give him his marching orders.

To make matters worse, the resulting penalty was converted by Devine, sending Pullen the wrong way and Daggers found themselves a man and a goal behind with only 14 minutes on the clock.

To their credit, though, the visitors' disadvantage never showed and the Daggers continued to put pressure on the Exeter defence.

With nine minutes remaining until the interval, the Daggers got the equaliser they deserved when Tim Cole (right) headed powerfully home from a Tony Scully corner.

After the interval, the Daggers continued to put pressure on the Exeter goal and Tony Scully almost put the visitors in front when James Bittner misjudged his cross but the ball whistled past the post.

Leon Braithwaite (left) was unfortunate not to score his first goal for the Daggers when he headed goalbound, only to see Chris Todd clear off the line.

He again came desperately close when Janney put in a fantastic chipped cross into the area and Braithwaite did everything right with a brilliant diving header, only for it to hit Bittner's legs.

In defence, Tim Cole was impressive, making a number of great tackles to thwart City's attacks.

With time rapidly running out, Mark Bentley (right) went on a jinking run before unleashing a shot which clattered into an Exeter defender and deflected just wide of the post with Bittner stranded.

This was a much better performance from the Daggers and they showed a great deal of fighting spirit and teamwork. The passing movement was some of the best seen by the Daggers for a long time and this can only give heart to Garry Hill, especially following the recent turbulence within the squad. However, with Tim Cole and Alan Kimble both facing suspensions in time for the Chester City match, there now appears to be something of a weakness in the defence.




1 James Bittner
6 Chris Todd
20 Alex Jeannin
2 Scott Hiley
5 Santos Gaia
26 Dwane Lee (off 78 mins)
8 Glen Cronin
7 James Coppinger
10 Sean Devine
22 Leslie Afful (off 46 mins)
14 Steve Flack (off 62 mins)


18 Sean Canham (on 62 mins)
9 Reinier Moor (on 78 mins)
15 Barry McConnell
17 Martin Rice
19 Kwame Ampadu (on 46 mins)

13 James Pullen
19 Tarkan Mustafa (off 46 mins)
2 Tim Cole
17 Lee Matthews
26 Alan Kimble (s/o 13 mins)
11 Paul Bruce
12 Lenny Piper (off 74 mins)
18 Mark Bentley
8 Tony Scully
6 Chris Piper
9 Danny Shipp (off 78 mins)


7 Mark Janney (on 74 mins)
3 Ashley Vickers
?? Wilmot
15 Leon Braithwaite (on 46 mins)
14 Danny Hill (on 78 mins)

Referee: Mr K Woolmer
Attendance: 3,344

DiggerDagger's Man Of The Match

Tim Cole

A magnificent performance again

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