Daggers today defeated Eastbourne Borough 1-0 at Priory Lane thanks to a second
half headed goal from John Taylor.|
The Daggers played poorly in the first half
and had Tony Roberts to thank for some fine saves, not least when he saved well
from Simon Rowland.
Some substitutions saw a much improved second half performance and some good
The addition of Mark Janney added some pace to the Daggers' play and the
Daggers certainly had the better of the second period.
Glen Southam went close on 56 minutes, with the Eastbourne 'keeper parrying
his shot but just a minute later, John Taylor was on hand to head the visitors
into the lead.
After this, both Craig Mackail-Smith and Tony boot went close but the 'keeper
was equal to both efforts.
With only a week until the new Nationwide Conference season kicks off in
anger, it is a little worrying that the Daggers are not making lighter work of
matches like this.
However, it does seem as though John Still has pretty much got his first
choice starting eleven sorted out, which is something of an improvement on last
Dagenham & Redbridge : Tony Roberts, Tim Cole, Shane Blackett, Lee Goodwin,
Anwar Uddin, Jake Leberl (Craig Mackail-Smith 67 mins), Danny Hill (Warren Ryan
45 mins), Glen Southam (Shaun Byrne), John Taylor (Tony Boot 67 mins), Chris Moore
(Jack Midson 67 mins),
Lee Flynn (Mark Janney 45 mins). Unused Substitute : Tony Perfect