The Daggers lost 1-0 at Telford yesterday, putting an end to their unbeaten
The home side started the match the brighter of the two teams and,
indeed, managed to get the ball in the back of the net through Matt Clarke in
the first couple of minutes, but there had been a foul on Tony Roberts and the
goal was disallowed.
Both Chris Piper and Lee Goodwin
(right) went close for the
visitors with long-range shots, but the Bucks' custodian, Chris MacKenzie was
equal to both.
Sam Rickets forced Roberts into a reflex save from close range
and Lee Mills should have done better when he latched on to a Michael Blackwood
cross, only to see his effort sail tamely over the bar.
The hosts scored
shortly before the break though when Roberts (left) failed to clear a cross from
Blackwood and his punch fell to Robin Hulbert who headed the ball into the net.
was still time for both Tarkan Mustafa and Danny Shipp to have shots on goal
before the end of the first half and it was only the impressive MacKenzie who
prevented the Daggers from going in at least level.
After the interval, the
Daggers seemed rejuvenated and certainly produced the better of the play in the
A long throw from Lee Goodwin found Chris Piper
(right) and his shot from
close range was again saved brilliantly by MacKenzie.
Steve Watts had a great chance but his shot was too high and he really should
have done better.
Lee Mills and Sam Ricketts both went close for the
hosts before Tris Whitman (left) saw his shot from close-range blocked by MacKenzie.
Roberts saved well from Blackwood and both Lee Matthews and Danny Shipp were
again thwarted by the impressive Telford 'keeper.
The Daggers had enough
chances in this match to have taken the points several times, but a mixture of
poor finishing and a stunning goalkeeping display from Chris MacKenzie kept the