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DAGGERS DICTIONARY

"Steward"
Either (1) getting paid to wear a luminous jacket, without actually achieving much, (2) standing around watching a game drinking free tea (see also "Policeman"), or (3) the ability to completely disappear the moment you are needed.

 

 

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3:00pm
Chester
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Dover Athletic
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     On This Day


In 1993,The Daggers lost 1-3 to Wycombe Wanderers Away in the Conference League Cup Semi-Final 1st Leg


In 1996,The Daggers drew 0-0 with Welling United Away in the GM Vauxhall Conference 


In 1999,The Daggers lost 1-3 to Chesham United Away in the Isthmian League Cup 2nd Round


In 2002,The Daggers beat Dover Athletic 1-0 at Home in the Nationwide Conference 
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In 2008,The Daggers beat Morecambe 2-0 at Home in the Coca Cola League Two 


In 2010,The Daggers beat Aldershot Town 3-2  Away in the Coca Cola League Two 


In 2013,The Daggers lost 0-1 to AFC Wimbledon at Home in the NPower League Two 


 

 


Puzzled

Leigh RMI Report
by Hardy on 15/12/2003

The Daggers go down to a poor Leigh RMI side on a miserable day in so many ways.

Dagenham & Redbridge
1

Leigh RMI
2

Cole 83

Shepherd 42
McNiven 84

Nationwide Conference
Glyn Hopkin Stadium
Saturday 13th December 2003
3:00pm
Daggers embarrassed by Leigh
The smallest crowd of the season turned up at the Glyn Hopkin Stadium on a miserable Saturday to witness another poor performance from the Daggers as they slipped to a league double defeat to lowly Leigh RMI.

With Rob Gill back at Doncaster, Chris Moore still suspended and Leon Braithwaite missing the Daggers were short of striking options. With the obvious combination being Steve Watts and club record goalscorer Danny Shipp it was with some incredulity that the crowd realised it was Paul Bruce (right), who has been doing so well at left back recently, pushed up with Watts.

Instead Shipp lined up in the middle of the park with Mark Bentley, flanked by Tarkan Mustafa and Chris Piper, with the "old" back four, Goodwin, Cole, Matthews and Vickers, reunited and Danny Naisbitt between the sticks replacing an injured Robbo.

Within 5 minutes referee McDermidd had put his stamp on the sort of game he expected, booking Lee Goodwin (left), the first of eleven yellow cards on the day. Quite how it ended eleven a side given the picky nature of the refereeing is a miracle.

The first half dragged by with neither side showing too much, but the Daggers on top without really looking likely to score. Naisbitt making his debut did well to save a couple of pot shots from Leigh before conceding as the half came to a close when Paul Shepherd wrongfooted him with a header that barely reached the net. The goal followed an obvious handball on the top of the area on a day when another Conference referee really showed how bad it can be.

The Daggers were booed off at half time but the cuppa didn't help this time. Leigh, given their position were very happy to hold what they had and the Daggers lacked the imagination to do too much about it. In an effort to shake things up after 57 minutes Garry Hill brought Mark Janney on for Goodwin, moving Tarkan back to right back, then finally made the obvious move on 66 minutes, Danny Hill replacing Chris Piper. Bruce moving to wide on the left and Danny Shipp (right) going up top.

At last the Daggers turned the screw chasing the equalliser. On 74 minutes Referee McDermidd made another blinding decision when Wayne Maden followed through viciously on Ashley Vickers right in front of him. Sure enough instead of the red it should have been it was the ninth yellow of the game. With red mist obviously descending on Ash, who was the already fourth name in the notebook looked favourite to be the first red of the day. Somehow though to Ash's credit he swallowed hard and was the best player on the pitch for the remainder of the game.

The Daggers kept knocking on the door and finally drew level with seven minutes left on the clock. Paul Bruce's corner led to panic in the Leigh defence and Mark Bentley headed against the bar. The ball dropped straight to Tim Cole (right) though who scored from close range.

From there it had to be the Daggers who were favorites to grab the winner but another comedy of errors handed Leigh a winner just a minute later. An innocuous ball up the Daggers left resulted in Lee Matthews slamming the attempted clearance against a Leigh player. The ball broke to McNiven who was at least three yards offside but was waved on. Still the Daggers should have cleared but Cole and Naisbitt managed to get mixed up leaving McNiven with the ball and an empty net. 1-2 game over.

Garry Hill stated in his program notes that the run of 13 points from the previous 18 had built a platform to go for the play offs. To be honest that is just a fantasy given that the Daggers cannot seem to break down any team that comes to the Glyn Hopkin Stadium looking to hold out for a point. We have now fallen to Accrington Stanley, Burton Albion and Leigh RMI in those circumstances already this season, all teams that we shouldn't be losing to at home.

The run of games coming up see the Daggers with some extremely tricky fixtures against the top half teams. We need to find some real form very quickly or we could be staring down the barrel by the end of February. 

Teams


DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE


LEIGH RMI

73 Danny Naisbitt 
4 Lee Goodwin (off 57 mins)
2 Tim Cole 
17 Lee Matthews 
3 Ashley Vickers 
19 Tarkan Mustafa 
9 Danny Shipp 
18 Mark Bentley 
6 Chris Piper (off 66 mins)
22 Steve Watts 
11 Paul Bruce 

Substitutes

5 Tony Perfect 
7 Mark Janney (on 57 mins) 
10 Ben Eaton 
14 Danny Hill (on 66 mins) 
26 Alan Kimble 

24 Gary Kelly
2 Gerry Harrison (off 66 mins)
5 Martin Lancaster 
6 Neil Durkin 
21 Steve Redmond 
4 Paul Shepherd 
18 Ian Fitzpatrick 
12 Wayne Maden 
11 Andrew Roscoe 
10 Carl Barrowclough (off 81 mins)
9 David McNiven

Substitutes

8 Warren Peyton (on 66 mins)
15 Adie Orr (on 81 mins)
16 Ged Kielty 
17 Ian Martin
22 Mike Harris

Referee: Mr D McDermidd
Attendance: 1,037

DiggerDagger's Man Of The Match

The Victoria Road pitch

Stood up brilliantly to constant rain and 25 clowns (including officials)


 

 

 

 

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