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In 1993,The Daggers lost 0-1 to Runcorn Away in the GM Vauxhall Conference 

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Scored our goal

Thurrock Report
by Nelson on 26/10/2003

The Daggers crashed out of this season's FA Cup at Thurrock yesterday. Nelson reports on the action.


Dagenham & Redbridge



Akurang 30
Kandol 46

Shipp 44

FA Cup 4th Qualifying Round
Thurrock Hotel
Saturday 25 October 2003
Daggers Crash Out

Saturday saw the Daggers' poor season continue when they crashed out of this season's FA Cup at the first hurdle, losing 2-1 at Thurrock.

The Daggers started the match at a furious pace, running at the Thurrock defence, but were unable to create any real openings and it was the hosts that had the first clear chance when Tresor Kando curled a shot from the edge of the box goalwards, only for Tony Roberts to save well.

Tony Scully (left) was finding lots of room down the left wing for the Daggers, but time and time again, he was unable to deliver a quality cross to the strikers, either failing to clear the first defender or sailing the cross beyond everyone.

The Daggers were immensely frustrating in their lack of vision going forwards but were clearly the better side in terms of both possession and ability.

However, with half an hour gone, Chris Piper (right) needlessly gave away a free-kick, earning himself a yellow card. From the free-kick, Paul Linger looped the ball into the area and Cliff Akurang was on hand to put the ball in at the far post and give the hosts a predictable, if undeserved, lead.

The Daggers called for a handball decision, but the somewhat erratic referee, Mr Miller, let the goal stand.

With half-time rapidly approaching, the Daggers did manage to drag their way back into the game with a well-worked move.

Tarkan Mustafa (left) played a beautiful through ball to Danny Shipp and he jinked past a couple of defenders and placed the ball into the net to level the scores.

After half time, one would have hoped that the Daggers could have found the extra pace, stamina and skill to put the game beyond the Ryman League side, but a minute after the restart, the visitors found themselves a goal down again.

Kris Lee played in Kandol and he unleashed a vicious shot into the far corner, leaving Roberts with no chance.

The Daggers pushed and pushed for a second equaliser throughout the second half, but always looked out of sorts and the substitutions did not have any real impact.

The closest the Daggers came to scoring was through Steve Watts (right) who headed towards the bottom corner of the goal, only to see Paul Gothard pull off a fine save.

So the Daggers missed out on a place in the First Round of the FA Cup and an interesting home tie against Luton Town.

With pressure mounting on Garry Hill's job, it will be interesting to see what steps he takes to stop the rot. Perhaps the Daggers' best chance of glory this season now comes in the FA Trophy.




1 Paul Gothard
2 John Purdie
3 Michael Basham
4 Jimmy McFarlane
5 Gary Howard
6 Paul Linger
7 Steve Heffer
8 Kris Lee
9 Tresor Kandol
10 Cliff Akurang
11 Jason Broom


12 Jon O'Brien
13 Lee Allen
14 Terry Bowes
15 Martyn Lawrence

1 Tony Roberts
19 Tarkan Mustafa
3 Ashley Vickers
5 Dean Beckwith
26 Alan Kimble
6 Chris Piper
9 Danny Shipp
18 Mark Bentley
8 Tony Scully
22 Steve Watts
15 Leon Braithwaite


12 Lenny Piper
11 Paul Bruce
17 Lee Matthews
20 Alex Meechan
14 Danny Hill

Line-ups and substitutes tbc

Referee: Mr P Miller
Attendance: 927

DiggerDagger's Man Of The Match

Ashley Vickers

Did his best to make up for his team-mates' shortcomings

Match Photos

Alan Kimble takes on former Dagger, Steve Heffer

Tony Scully

The Daggers Celebrate Their Equaliser

Mark Bentley

Chris Piper

2nd Half Goalmouth Action

Leon Braithwaite

Alex Meechan

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