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

In 1999,The Daggers drew 3-3 with Enfield at Home in the Ryman League Premier 

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Roberts Madness as Daggers Destroyed
by Hardy on 13/09/2004

The Daggers have another day of disaster as Tony Roberts sees red and they ship five more at home to Accrington.

Dagenham & Redbridge

Accrington Stanley

Roberts s/o 68

Brennan 44 (pen)
Craney 63
Brennan 71 (pen)
Mullin 75
Brennan 90

Nationwide Conference
Glyn Hopkin Stadium
Saturday 11th September 2004
Roberts Madness as Daggers Destroyed
The Daggers had another disastrous day at the Glyn Hopkin stadium against a decent Stanley side that made the most of the opportunities that came their way.

John Still again rang the changes looking to change the Daggers fortunes. This week it was Midson and Flynn that stepped down to the bench, replaced by Tony Boot (right) and Danny Hill. While Danny Hill has been looking worth a place in several good reserves showings, left of midfield did not seem the obvious place for him. Sure enough Danny kept sliding inside and rather exposing Shane Blackett as a result.

Both Moore and Boot looked lively when they got the ball, but this happened far too rarely, all too often again the Daggers resorting to attempting balls over the top of a big defence rather than passing the ball around.

A stiff breeze blowing more or less down the ground from the Pondfield end made it a difficult day to play good football and much of the first half went by without too much to remark about. Accrington were clearly on top but the Daggers looked reasonably comfortable playing against the wind.

As often seems to be the case on this sort of day, it was the officials that turned the game. The Daggers looked to have got to half time level when in the 44th minute Craney hit a shot from the edge of the area which was blocked by Blackett at close range and after a couple of seconds thought the referee decided that Blackett had handled. Quite how he was able to judge intent when Shane was no more than a yard from the shot was difficult to understand.

After loud and lengthy Dagger protests Ged Brannan eventually took the spot kick to Roberts right and in the corner to make it 1-0 at half time.

You know that you are out of luck when even the elements are against you as the wind dropped in the second half when play resumed. The game looked fairly even though as the Daggers looked to get back on terms and Stanley continued to look a strong side from back to front.

The game turned in a five minute spell just after the hour. Craney was put away up the Daggers left and, challenged by Ashley Vickers, managed to find a little space and get his shot in. As Tony Roberts dived right the ball pinged off Shane Blackett and into the net to his left.

A bad position became impossible five minutes later in a moment of madness for the Daggers popular and very experienced goalkeeper. Rory Prendegast ran into the area and looked favourite to score until brilliantly tackled at full stretch by Vickers (right). Prendergast tumbled to the floor looking for the penalty and as the ball was cleared with most of the crowd watching that Tony Roberts and Prendergast had a frank and honest exchange of views.

Prendegast climbed to his feet and Roberts appeared to cuff him. Whether it was playful or with intent is difficult to say but Prendergast went down as if shot. The incident was seen by the assistant who flagged strongly, but amazingly the referee seemed to have also seen the incident even though play was up by the half way line at that point and showed Roberts a straight red. 

Whatever the rights and wrongs of Prendergast's actions, Robbo ought to know better than being conned into what he did and will rightfully be facing the wrath of John Still for getting a three match ban at a difficult time for the football club.

The upshot of all this was a Conference debut at last for Abi Baruwa (right), coming on for Blackett. The game restarted with a second penalty for Stanley and Baruwa's first job was to pick the ball out of the net as Brennan stuck it in to his left.

Just four minutes later it was 4-0. Paul Mullin ran through on his own and although Baruwa saved the first effort, the rebound fell kindly and Mullin rolled it into the empty net.

The game ended with the disappointingly small crowd heading to the exits early, and many will have missed Accrington's fifth when Ged Brennan completed his hattrick slipping home from close range after a session of penalty area pinball in the second added minute.

The result is the third defeat in a row for the Daggers whose great start to this season is now firmly consigned to the history books. Worryingly for manager John Still (left), the Daggers have shipped 10 goals without reply in those games and look severely out of sorts. They now face three more tough games at Aldershot and at Gravesend and then at home to Halifax without Tony Roberts. The Daggers record worst run of four consecutive defeats looks under threat right at this moment.

Still told that it was back to work Monday as normal to try to work a way out of the current slump. Good luck John!




1 Tony Roberts
4 Lee Goodwin
3 Ashley Vickers
15 Anwar Uddin
5 Shane Blackett (off 68 mins)
7 Mark Janney
8 Glen Southam
6 Jake Leberl
14 Danny Hill
23 Chris Moore
11 Tony Boot


27 Abiodun Baruwa (on 68 mins)
10 Craig Mackail-Smith
12 Scott Griffiths
16 Lee Flynn
21 Jack Midson

1 Jon Kennedy
2 Peter Cavanagh (Off 80 mins)
15 Jonathan Smith 
20 Stuart Howson
25 Anthony Gerrard
7 Stephen Jagielka
8 Ian Craney
14 Ged Brannan
11 Rory Prendergast
18 Lee McEvilly
10 Paul Mullin


12 Danny Alcock
17 Paul Cook
9 Lutel James
19 Paul Howarth (on 80 mins)
24 Jody Banim

Mr R. McDermidd
DiggerDagger's Man Of The Match

Ashley Vickers

Once again, did what he could on a bad day for his team

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