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     On This Day

In 1994,The Daggers lost 0-1 to Farnborough Town at Home in the GM Vauxhall Conference 

In 1996,The Daggers beat Harrow Borough 3-1 at Home in the ICIS League Premier 

In 1998,The Daggers beat Barnet 5-0 at Home in a friendly match

In 1999,The Daggers beat Carshalton Athletic 3-1 at Home in the Ryman League Premier 

In 2002,The Daggers beat Leigh RMI 3-1 at Home in the Nationwide Conference 

In 2004,The Daggers beat Forest Green Rovers 4-1  Away in the Nationwide Conference 

In 2013,The Daggers drew 1-1 with Scunthorpe United Away in the Sky Bet League Two 



Three points

Farnborough Town Report
by Hardy on 11/11/2003

The Daggers scrap out a scruffy 1-0 win against Farnborough to ease the pressure on Garry Hill but fail to impress once more.

Dagenham & Redbridge

Farnborough Town

Watts 40

Nationwide Conference
Glyn Hopkin Stadium
Tuesday 11th November 2003
A classic scrappy 1-0
After a run of four defeats any kind of win was what the Daggers needed in this one, and in the end that was exactly what they got. On a dull, drizzley evening the Daggers scrapped out an ugly 1-0 win against the team propping up the Conference table. 

The Daggers fielded an adventurous looking 4-3-3 and gave debuts to Tristram Whitman (right) and Robert Gill, both signed from Doncaster in time for the game. These two joined Steve Watts in attack with a narrow midfield of Chris Piper, Danny Hill and Mark Bentley. At the back Ashley Vickers stayed in the centre of defence partnering Timmy Cole with Alan Kimble and Tarkan Mustafa the full backs. 

Whitman almost made an immediate impact with an early shot on the turn but this was blocked by the Farnborough defence. The rest of the first half went by with little incident of note in a game that looked like it was between two struggling sides.

On 20 minutes Farnborough had a great chance to take the lead when Richard Hodgson caught the normally reliable Mustafa dwelling on the ball and ran clear with just Tony Roberts to beat. The shot was straight at Robbo though and the danger passed.

As the half headed to a close the Daggers finally forced their first spell of concerted pressure. First Alan Kimble had a free kick that just failed to dip under the crossbar then Steve Watts (left) tamely headed wide when found with another excellent Kimble cross. Under a minute later though Watts atoned for the miss, a deep cross beating Osborn in the Boro goal but finding Watts unmarked at the far post. 

The goal was celebrated in style by Watts and is his first since returning to the Daggers from Shrewsbury Town.

The Daggers had the better chances in the second half. First Alan Kimble went close with another free-kick that was saved at his left post by Osborn. Watts had a header that was cleared away from goal by Charles and Ashley Vickers forced Osborn into making another save from a header. Possibly the best chance to extend the lead fell to Mark Bentley (right) when the ball came to him at the top of the penalty area but his pile driver was hit straight at the keeper.. 

As the clock ran down Boro brought on former Dagger Ken Charlery in an attempt to find an equaliser. They did have a claim for a penalty in the dying minutes as Mark Janney slid in on Charlery but the dive seemed in slow motion and the rumble of him hitting the floor was almost audible. Ken has had a few pies since leaving Victoria Road.  At the death, Boro new signing Howard Forniton, another that looked to be on the Dickie Harper diet,  skied a shot from the edge of the area before the referee brought the game to a merciful end.

This is a game where the result far outweighs the performance and the Daggers will be looking to build on it in the coming games against sides mostly in the bottom half of the Conference table. 




1 Tony Roberts
19 Tarkan Mustafa
2 Tim Cole
3 Ashley Vickers
26 Alan Kimble
6 Chris Piper (off 72 mins)
14 Danny Hill (off 72 mins)
18 Mark Bentley
5 Robert Gill
10 Tristram Whitman (off 85 mins)
22 Steve Watts


13 Glen Knight
4 Lee Goodwin
7 Mark Janney (on 72 mins)
9 Danny Shipp (on 72 mins)
15 Leon Braithwaite (on 85 mins)

1 Mark Osborn
17 Sasha Opinel
22 Marc Thompson
20 Anthony Charles
8 Billy Beall
25 Fiston Manuella (off 62 mins)
16 Richard Hodgson
6 Carl Hutchings
26 Dewayne Clarke (off 75 mins)
14 Ali Chaaban (off 56 mins)
27 Howard Forinton


12 Paul Harkness (on 56 mins)
13 Will Packham
9 Ken Charlery (on 75 mins)
3 Adie Hayes (on 62 mins)
23 Patrick Sappleton
Referee: Mr M. McCoy
Attendance: 1,269

DiggerDagger's Man Of The Match

Steve Watts

Missed, scored, won headers and looked committed throughout

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