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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 

In 2007,The Daggers beat Grays Athletic 1-0  Away in the Nationwide Conference 

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Daggers Bust the Losing Streak
by Hardy on 27/09/2004

The Daggers ended the run of five defeats in style with a great win over Halifax on Saturday.

Dagenham & Redbridge

Halifax Town

Boot 49
Mackail-Smith 55
Bruce 69
Boot 90

Killeen 32
Killeen 53

Nationwide Conference
The Glyn Hopkin Stadium
Saturday 25th September 2004
Daggers Bust the Losing Streak
The Daggers ended the club record five game losing streak with a convincing win over Halifax Town on Saturday at the Glyn Hopkin Stadium coming from behind twice to beat the Shaymen.

John Still shuffled his pack again for this one. In came Paul Bruce and Craig Mackail smith on the flanks after their decent showing as substitutes on Tuesday night. Lee Flynn moved back to left back while Mark Janney and Shane Blackett moved to the bench.

The Daggers started well and were on top for the first fifteen minutes or so but slowly the visitors got into their stride and got on top. On 26 minutes Halifax looked to have taken the lead when Paul Stoneman headed home a Jason Blunt corner but the referee decided that there had been a push and disallowed it.

It looked only a matter of time at that stage of the match though and sure enough the Shaymen did open the scoring just after the half hour mark. The Daggers had not learned the lesson and another Blunt corner brought another header from Stoneman and although Alex O’Reilly saved Lewis Killeen was on hand to score the rebound.

The Daggers regrouped after that and the rest of the half went by without too much incident with little to hint of the sort of second half that was in store.

The Daggers got themselves level just four minutes into the second half and again it was a corner that did the damage. Glen Southam's (left) kick found Lee Goodwin at the far post and although the header was blocked the ball fell straight to Tony Boot who smashed home his first competitive goal for the club.

It looked like the Daggers recent run of poor luck was continuing when Halifax got back in front just four minutes after that, another deflected shot spinning off Lee Goodwin and past O'Reilly, Killeen happy to claim his second of the game.

The Daggers were not to be denied this time though and responded again on 55 minutes.  Chris Moore got away up the Daggers left and his low cross was met by Craig Mackail-Smith coming in from the right who finished with a firm low shot past Ian Dunbavin.

The Daggers were now firmly on top and it looked like a matter of time, Mackail-Smith running Halifax ragged up the right, at one point leaving his marker on his backside as he twisted and turned him, thoroughly deserving his sponsors man of the match award. 

Paul Bruce and Chris Moore linked up well on the left and Tony Boot, reminding the locals of an early Paul Cobb, always a threat. In central midfield Glen Southam was full of invention and energy and Jake Leberl (left) had by far his most effective game for the club so far.

The Daggers finally took a deserved lead in the 69th minute and the goal was a beauty. Tony Boot buzzed around the box causing confusion in the Halifax defence and when he slipped the ball to Paul Bruce on the edge of the area he had time to control, pick his spot and smash the ball past Dunbavin who could only admire it.

Bruce made way for Mark Janney shortly after this, applauded off for his efforts. Janney moved on to the left, which being kind is hardly his natural position. For an uneasy few minutes the Daggers left flank looked bare until John Still brought on Danny Hill (right) for Mackail-Smith, swapping Janners onto his more accustomed right wing and steadying the ship.

With the Shaymen committed forward looking for an equaliser the Daggers finally made the game safe deep into injury time. Glen Southam put Chris Moore away up the left and he ran into the area only to see his shot well saved by Dunbavin. Once again though, there was Tony Boot on hand to sniff up the rebound put the game to bed.

An encouraging day for the Daggers then with the front six all looking good against a team who up to that point had been going pretty well in the Conference. The side look less convincing at the back although Anwar Uddin (left) had a steady game, but with Tony Roberts now back from suspension, and options in Shane Blackett, Warren Barton, Charlie Griffiths and Ashley Vickers, John Still has tinkering room to improve that.

At the end the Daggers were applauded off the pitch by a disappointingly small crowd, but more performances like this will encourage the floaters back very soon.  




31 Alex O'Reilly
4 Lee Goodwin 
2 Tim Cole 
15 Anwar Uddin 
16 Lee Flynn 
10 Craig Mackail-Smith (off 83 mins) 
6 Jake Leber 
8 Glen Southam 
22 Paul Bruce (off 76 mins) 
11 Tony Boot 
23 Chris Moore 


27 Nick Bussey 
5 Shane Blackett
7 Mark Janney (on 76 mins) 
12 Scott Griffiths 
14 Danny Hill (on 83 mins) 

1 Ian Dunbavin 
6 Denny Ingram 
15 Martin Foster 
14 Matt Doughty 
10 Lewis Killeen 
11 Ryan Sugden 
17 Paul Stoneman 
19 Dean Howell (off 59 mins) 
22 Darren Mansaram (off 84 mins) 
27 Henry McStay 
23 Jason Blunt 


13 Craig Parry
7 Ryan Mallon (on 84 mins) 
18 Michael Senior 
26 Ryan Toulson 
28 Kevin Sanasy (on 59 mins)

Referee: Mr S. Beck
Attendance: 1,122

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