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


In 1999,The Daggers beat Walton & Hersham 1-0  Away in the Ryman League Premier 


In 2001,The Daggers beat Yeovil Town 3-1  Away in the Nationwide Conference 


In 2007,The Daggers beat Kidderminster Harriers 4-1  Away in the Nationwide Conference 


In 2010,The Daggers lost 1-3 to Rochdale Away in the Coca Cola League Two 


In 2016,The Daggers lost 2-3 to Mansfield Town Away in the Sky Bet League Two 


 

 


Came closest

Exeter City Report
by Nelson on 26/01/2004

The Daggers undid a lot of the good work of recent weeks in a game of two halves against Exeter City.

Dagenham & Redbridge
0

Exeter City
2

Canham 73
Coppinger (pen) 79

Nationwide Conference
Glyn Hopkin Stadium
Saturday 24th January 2004
3:00pm
Daggers go down to Grecians
The Daggers lost 2-0 to Exeter City on Saturday at The Glyn Hopkin Stadium, seemingly putting an end to any realistic chance of a play-off place.

With new signings, Kirk Jackson and Matt Rees lining up for the home side, they started the game with a very attacking style and could easily have taken the lead on two occasions within the first few minutes.

Under pressure from the Daggers' front line, Alex Jeannin attempted a clearance but it sailed goalwards and took some sharp reflexes for Bittner to tip over.

Shortly after this, some great work from Chris Moore on the right wing saw the ball fed across to Chris Piper who went for power over accuracy but his shot clattered into Bittner and bounced to safety.

With the Daggers having by far the better of the play, Exeter were finding chances at a premium, but they had a great chance when Sean Canham was set free and his shot was taken well by Danny Naisbitt to keep the scores level.

Then Tim Cole found himself in space, but was unable to get his header on target from Tarkan Mustafa's cross.

Tarkan Mustafa then brought a fine save from Bittner with a long-range piledriver and this seemed to cause Exeter to raise their game somewhat.

In the second half, it was a rejuvenated City side that took to the field and it was the Daggers who were now finding chances hard to come by.

With 55 minutes gone, Santos Gaia shot goalwards, only to see Naisbitt push the ball onto the post.  The ball ricocheted back to Gaia but his follow-up shot was wide of the target.

The Daggers then had a clear penalty shout turned down - Chris Piper burst into the box and was clearly hauled down by an Exeter defender but the hosts' shouts were in vain.

Another mix-up in the Daggers' defence led to Naisbitt parrying a Sean Canham shot as far as Gareth Sheldon but his effort crashed off the post and to safety.

Canham then attempted to put the ball into the back of the net, but Naisbitt pounced on the ball.  Unfortunately for the Daggers, the ball was adjudged to have crossed the line and the Grecians were 1-0 up.

With the Daggers still chasing their game, it was game over on 79 minutes when Leslie Afful conned the referee into awarding a penalty.

Afful burst into the box and knocked the ball wide of Naisbitt before clearly diving over the Daggers' keeper's outstretched arm.  To everyone's amazement, the referee only booked Naisbitt, casting doubt on his confidence in his penalty decision.

James Coppinger scored the resulting penalty with some pace, leaving Naisbitt with no chance.

The Daggers must now rely on the FA Trophy for any form of success this season and next weekend's home tie against Arlesey is now surely a must-win game.

Teams


DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE


EXETER CITY

73 Danny Naisbitt
19 Tarkan Mustafa
2 Tim Cole
18 Matt Rees
16 Jimmy Jackson
7 Mark Janney (off 65 mins)
14 Danny Hill (off 79 mins)
6 Chris Piper
11 Paul Bruce
17 Kirk Jackson
23 Chris Moore (off 79 mins)

Substitutes

27 Abiodun Baruwa
9 Danny Shipp (on 79 mins)
15 Leon Braithwaite (on 65 mins)
22 Steve Watts (on 79 mins)
26 Alan Kimble

1 James Bittner
21 Dean Moxey
2 Scott Hiley
20 Alex Jeannin
5 Santos Gaia
8 Glen Cronin
18 Sean Canham
11 Gareth Sheldon
19 Kwame Ampadu
22 Leslie Afful (off 90 mins)
7 James Coppinger

Substitutes

16 Lewis Reed
9 Renier Moor (on 90 mins)
17 Martin Rice
4 Martin Thomas
28 Andy Taylor

Referee: Mr P. Melin
Attendance: 1,909

DiggerDagger's Man Of The Match


Jimmy Jackson

Did well going forward and in defence


 

 

 

 

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