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Saw Red!

Margate Report
by Nelson on 08/10/2003

The Daggers won 4-0 against Margate in an entertaining match. Nelson reports on the action from The Glyn Hopkin Stadium.

Dagenham & Redbridge


Bruce 25
Shipp 62
Meechan 69
Braithwaite 88

Pullen sent off 90

Hankin sent off 90

Nationwide Conference
Glyn Hopkin Stadium
Tuesday 7th October 2003
Daggers Demolish Gate
The Daggers tonight showed something of a return to form with a convincing 4-0 win over Margate at the Glyn Hopkin Stadium.

With both Tim Cole (left) and Alan Kimble unavailable and the rest of the squad decimated through injury, Garry Hill had very few options when it came to choosing his starting eleven.

The Daggers marked their intentions early in the match with Mark Bentley making two excellent runs.  The first of these nearly led to the opening goal when his shot clattered off the woodwork to safety.

The visitors had their chances early on too though and Darren Watson should have done better when he put a shot wide.

The Daggers' next attack came through the impressive Tony Scully (right) who put his shot straight at Phil Smith when a goal looked certain.

With 25 minutes gone, the Daggers were again on the attack and Bentley went on another great run, only to be felled by Hankin 25 yards out.  Hankin was rightly shown the yellow card.

The resulting free-kick was beautifully taken by Paul Bruce (left) who lashed the ball over the wall and into the top corner to put the hosts into a deserved lead.

The Daggers had more chances and could have extended their lead had it not been for some excellent goalkeeping from Smith.

With 62 minutes on the clock, the Daggers earned another free-kick from a similar range and, this time, Danny Shipp stepped up to blast a low shot into the bottom corner of the net and double the Daggers' lead.

Seven minutes later and the Daggers found themselves 3-0 up.  Alex Meechan (right) reacted quickest to latch onto a loose ball in the Margate area and calmly slotted the ball under the advancing 'keeper.

If could have been 4-0 shortly afterwards when the referee and his assistant contrived to rule a 2nd Meechan goal out for offside, despite the fact that the only player in an offside position was tracking back.

The fourth goal did come though when, on his third attempt, substitute Leon Braithwaite (left) scored with a beautiful diving header to open his Daggers account.

With only injury time remaining, the match took something of a surreal turn when, immediately after Braithwaite's goal, Sean Hankin was sent off for the visitors, presumably for something he said.

Then, Daggers' goalkeeper, James Pullen, needlessly pulled down Sigere in the area, handing the visitors a penalty and himself an early bath.  Bentley took over in goal and faced the spot-kick.  Bentley dived the wrong way, but Sigere blasted the penalty against the post.

The win was no more than the Daggers deserved, but the next test is the televised match at current leaders, Hereford United, on Monday.




13 James Pullen (s/o 90 mins)
19 Tarkan Mustafa (off 73 mins)
3 Ashley Vickers
5 Dean Beckwith
11 Paul Bruce
18 Mark Bentley
12 Lenny Piper (off 63 mins)
8 Tony Scully (off 90 mins)
6 Chris Piper
20 Alex Meechan
9 Danny Shipp


4 Lee Goodwin
24 Tom McGowan (on 90 mins)
14 Danny Hill (on 73 mins)
15 Leon Braithwaite (on 63 mins)
1 Tony Roberts

1 Phil Smith
17 Chris Zoricich
20 Darren Annon (off 70)
18 Sean Hankin (s/o 90 mins)
2 Greg Oates
6 Graham Porter
21 Sam Sodje (off 90 mins)
25 Adrian Clarke
19 Jake Leberl
9 Darren Watson (off 56 mins)
22 Manny Omoyimni


24 Charlie Mitten
10 Jean Michel Sigere (on 56 mins)
4 Bill Edwards (on 90 mins)
8 Bruno Baltazar
12 Che Stadhart (on 70 mins)

Referee: Mr D Whitestone
Attendance: 1,540

DiggerDagger's Man Of The Match

Danny Shipp

A Masterly Performance and a Great Goal

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