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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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Saw red again

Roberts Off in Sensational Finish
by Hardy on 25/10/2004

The Daggers lost 2-1 at Cherrydown Road in a game with a controversial ending as Tony Roberts sees red again.

Farnborough Town

Dagenham & Redbridge

Roberts 33 o.g.
Taggart 90 (pen)

Midson 79

Roberts s/o 90

Nationwide Conference
Cherrywood Road
Saturday 23rd October 2004
Roberts Off in Sensational Finish
The Daggers popular goalkeeper Tony Roberts is facing criticism after seeing red for the second time this season in a nightmare performance at Farnborough's Cherrydown Road ground. In the Daggers last visit in March Roberts dropped the ball into his own net under pressure judged legal at the time, and the San Cherryo is unlikely to feature in Robbo's top ten favourite grounds after this one too.

The Daggers started with one change from the victory over Leigh as Tony Boot (right) replaced the injured Chris Moore up front. New signing, goalkeeper Martin Brennan, took the substitute goalkeeping spot on the bench with Matthew Judge, called into the squad after impressing for the reserves. 

With the weather simply awful it was a slow start to the game, the Daggers getting the first sight of goal after a quarter of an hour when Craig Mackail-Smith (left) hit a shot over from the edge of the area. The Daggers looked the better side just about but it was Farnborough that had the best early chance when Taggart’s corner fell to Stephen Hughes whose shot wide of the target.

Hughes had another shot blocked before Boro somewhat luckily took the lead on 33 minutes. Another dangerous looking corner from Tony Taggart was curling under the bar and as Tony Roberts went to catch it the wet ball got away from him and the ball ended up in the net. 

The Daggers went looking for an equaliser straight away and had good chances only to find Holloway in the Farnborough gaol in form, so much so that he was named the home sides man of the match. First Paul Bruce forced him into a good save from a free-kick then he did superbly well to deny Jake Leberl (right) from close range.

The Daggers continued looking for an equaliser in the second half, again Holloway the man in the way as Mackail-Smith's header from a Mark Janney cross was well saved. Boro still looked a threat though and Taggart almost made it 2-0 with a shot that was saved well by Roberts.

Looking to shake things up John Still brought on Jack Midson (left) for Mark Janney with twenty minutes left and the move looked a good one when almost immediately Midson's through ball put Boot away, but unfortunately the shot was just wide. In the 79th minute though Midson did pull it level, getting on the end of a cross from Lee Flynn, his first competitive goal for the Daggers since joining from Arlesey Town in the summer.

It looked like it would end in a draw which would have been a fair result on the day but it wasn't to be as the game had a sensational end. 

With the game already in injury time Tony Roberts was judged to have brought down Gary Holloway. The referee signalled penalty and booked Roberts for the foul, however Tony Taggert's spot kick was well saved by the Daggers keeper and play continued. After maybe thirty seconds the referee spotted that his assistant had been flagging to say that Roberts had come off his line and ordered a retake.

Up stepped Taggart again and this time the penalty beat Robbo to win the game for Boro. An incensed Tony Roberts then kicked the ball against Taggart as he celebrated the winner and referee Kinseley pulled out a second yellow card and then the red to send him off.

On came Martin Brennan for a most unexpected Daggers debut in place of Tony Boot and despite six minutes of injury time the game ended in defeat.

With this being the second red this season for Robbo the likely punishment will be two games suspended and it looks like a pressure home debut next Saturday for Brennan in the FA Cup tie against Crawley.




19 Craig Holloway 
2 Mark Rooney 
17 Sasha Opinel 
4 Nick Burton 
12 Lee Miles 
25 Michael Kightly (off 76 mins) 
7 Gary Holloway 
21 Jay Smith 
8 Tony Taggart 
10 Lloyd Blackman 
22 Stephen Hughes (off 81 mins)


1 Mark Osborn 
3 Danny Allen-Page 
9 Jermaine Hamilton 
18 Paul Harkness (on 81 mins) 
27 Ben Townsend (on 76 mins)

1 Tony Roberts 
15 Anwar Uddin 
2 Tim Cole 
3 Ashley Vickers 
16 Lee Flynn 
7 Mark Janney (off 72 mins) 
6 Jake Leberl 
8 Glen Southam 
22 Paul Bruce 
10 Craig Mackail-Smith 
11 Tony Boot (off 90 mins)


27 Martin Brennan (on 90 mins) 
5 Shane Blackett 
14 Matthew Judge 
19 Danny Foster 
21 Jack Midson (on 72 mins) 

Referee: Mr N. Kinseley
Attendance: 784

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