The Daggers yesterday crashed to their first home defeat of the season, losing
3-0 to York City.
A lacklustre performance from the hosts and some quality
play from the visitors saw all three points head back 'oop north and the Daggers
having only taken one point from the last three matches.
game started brightly for John Still's side with Chris Moore (left) going close
on 5 minutes, but Lee Nogan forced a save from Tony Roberts on 11 minutes and,
with 23 minutes on the clock, a cross from Darren Dunning was headed on by Andy
Bishop for Paul Groves to fire home from close range.
On the half-hour, the visitors came close to doubling their advantage when
Kevin Donovan's effort was saved well by Roberts.
the second half, the Daggers did up their game a little and, two minutes into
the second period, Mark Janney saw his goalbound volley saved by David Stockdale
in the Minstermen's goal.
Ten minutes later and Stockdale was again called into action when Janney
crossed for Jack Midson (right) but his shot was saved superbly by the York
On 69 minutes, Dunning forced Roberts into another excellent save.
time running out and the Daggers chasing an equaliser, it was no surprise when,
on 86 minutes, Dunning made sure of the points. A mix-up in defence
between Shane Blackett and Anwar Uddin (left) gave the York striker a golden
opportunity to fire home from the edge of the area.
Three minutes latter and Paul Robinson set Dunning through one-on-one with
Roberts and he made no mistake to complete the scoring.
In the final minute, Jack Midson came close to scoring a consolation goal for
the Daggers when his long range shot clattered off the post.