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     On This Day


In 2001,The Daggers drew 1-1 with Southport at Home in the Nationwide Conference 


In 2007,The Daggers drew 2-2 with Wycombe Wanderers at Home in the Coca Cola League Two 
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In 2009,The Daggers beat Shrewsbury Town 5-0 at Home in the Coca Cola League Two 


In 2012,The Daggers lost 0-2 to Cheltenham Town Away in the NPower League Two 


In 2015,The Daggers lost 1-2 to Exeter City at Home in the Sky Bet League Two 


 

 


Man Of The Match

Burton Albion Report
by Nelson on 20/10/2003

The Daggers were thwarted by an excellent defensive display from Burton Albion at the Glyn Hopkin Stadium. Nelson reports.

Dagenham & Redbridge
0

Burton Albion
2

Beckwith o/g 21
Sinton 50

Nationwide Conference
Glyn Hopkin Stadium
Saturday 18th October 2003
3:00pm
Brewers Frustrate Daggers
The Daggers topsy-turvy season continued on Saturday when they were beaten by Burton Albion at Victoria Road.

In a classic away performance from the Brewers, the Daggers were frustrated throughout the match and, despite having many more shots on goal than the visitors, were unable to get the ball into the net.

Following Wednesday's emphatic LDV Vans Trophy win over Leyton Orient, manager Garry Hill (right) changed the team around a little, introducing Chris Piper (above) into the starting eleven and favouring Leon Braithwaite over Alex Meechan to partner Danny Shipp up front. New signing, Steve Watts, was surprisingly only started from the bench.

The Daggers signalled their intention from the outset, coming at the visitors with all guns blazing. Just two minutes into the match, the home support thought they had taken an early lead when Leon Braithwaite (left) lifted the ball over Duke in the Burton goal. Somehow, though, Darren Wassall managed to get back to hook the ball off the line.

Alan Kimble (right) then had a crack from some range, but his shot was too high and drifted harmlessly over the bar.

The Daggers saw chance after chance thwarted by some excellent defending and then, on 21 minutes, Burton got their first real chance to counter-attack and the Daggers found themselves a goal down.

Andy Ducros crossed from the right into the path of Barry Williams who shot and the ball deflected off Dean Beckwith (left) into the net, leaving Pullen with no chance.

The Daggers thought they had a good shout for a penalty soon after this when Chris Piper burst into the area, only to be bundled off the ball by Terry Henshaw when a goal looked likely. To be fair, the challenge was shoulder-to-shoulder and Piper really should have been strong enough to withstand the challenge.

Yet another chance for the Daggers came when Mark Bentley (right) tried his luck from around 18 yards, but his shot wasn't good enough to beat Matt Duke who got down well to hold the ball.

The Daggers again went agonisingly close when Tony Scully volleyed powerfully goalwards, only for his shot to crash into Duke and rebound to Mark Janney. Janney himself shot goalwards, but Steve Chettle had managed to get himself between Janney and the goal and the ball rebounded to safety.

Danny Shipp (left) then saw a shot fly the wrong side of the post and into the side netting and Chris Piper saw a brilliant volley tipped over by the annoyingly excellent Duke.

The Daggers went in at half-time undeservedly a goal down having outplayed Burton throughout the match buit having been frustrated by an excellent performance from Matt Duke and the Brewers' defence.

The story was no different in the second half and with the half only five minutes old, the Brewers again caught the Daggers on the break to make it 2-0.

Substitute, Andy Sinton raced to a through ball, beating the Daggers defence and cracked the ball home from the edge of the area.

The Daggers stepped up their game further and came very close to reducing the deficit when Danny Shipp raced to a floated ball to head goalwards from a narrow angle. The ball looked to be dropping into the unguarded net, but clipped off the crossbar and fell to safety.

Lenny Piper (above right), Steve Watts (left) and Alex Meechan (below right) were all introduced to the match, but the loss of Scully and Janney meant that the side then lacked the width that had seemed to be their best asset and none of the substitutes were able to make any real impact on the game.

To be fair to Burton, it was clear that Nigel Clough had done his homework on the Daggers very well indeed and the tactic of piling men behind the ball thwarted the Daggers at every turn. In goal for the Brewers, Matt Duke had a magnificent game, saving the visitors from conceding a goal on several occasions.

It is hard to know if this is just a blip or whether the rest of the season is likely to continue in this up and down manner. Whatever the case, it seems that the Play Offs are a rapidly disappearing pipe-dream.

However, if the Daggers are able to play with the same pace and determination on Saturday at Thurrock, it would be hard to see anything but a very convincing away win.

Teams


DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE


BURTON ALBION

13 JamesPullen
19 Tarkan Mustafa
3 Ashley Vickers
26 Alan Kimble
5 Dean Beckwith
18 Mark Bentley
8 Tony Scully
6 Chris Piper
7 Mark Janney
9 Danny Shipp
15 Leon Braithwaite

Substitutes

17 Lee Matthews
12 Lenny Piper(71)
22 Steve Watts(63)
20 Alex Meechan(79)
1 Tony Roberts

1 Matt Duke
3 Lee Colkin
6 Darren Wassall
4 Barry Williams
2 Terry Henshaw
21 Steve Chettle
14 Aaron Webster
11 Andy Ducros
16 Dale Anderson
20 Nigel Clough
12 Glen Kirkwood

Substitutes

23 Gary Crosby
8 John Howard
18 Robbie Talbot
13 Dan Robinson
17 Andy Sinton

Referee: Mr R Desmond
Attendance: 1,483

DiggerDagger's Man Of The Match

Tarkan Mustafa

Worked tirelessly all match

Match Photos


Tony Scully


Lee Matthews, on the bench, looks on concerned


Alan Kimble trots over to take one of many corners


Tony Scully tries to make space for a cross


Danny Shipp foiled as another Daggers attack comes to nothing


Dean Beckwith


 

 

 

 

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