The Daggers can count themselves a little unfortunate to lose this game so late
in the game as once again poor discipline let them down after they held a very
good Carlisle United team for most of the 90 minutes.
Daggers lined up with the same sixteen as at Orient with the only change being
the return of Chris Moore to the starting eleven with Stuart Douglas (right)
dropping to the bench.
The Daggers made a decent start in front of nearly six thousand, and with a
travelling contingent of over 100 making lots of noise. They took the game to
Carlisle early on, and had the first attempt on goal as Craig Mackail-Smith’s
long range shot was saved by Carlisle keeper Matthew Glennon. Chris Moore also
went close before Carlisle got into the action when Vieira (no not THAT Vieira)
hit a long range effort that sailed inches over the crossbar.
came more and more into the game and Tony Roberts had to be his best to save a
free-kick from Chris Lumsdon. Chris Billy also went close and Hawley found the
side-netting with Vieira screaming for the square pass. It was Craig Mackail-Smith
(left) who missed the best chance of the first half though when he hesitated,
possibly thinking he was off-side when through one-on-one with Glennon and then
shot weakly straight at the keeper.
As the first half came to a close United were well on top. Hawley's shot was
blocked by Lee Goodwin and then Kevin Gray headed a Lumsden corner wide of the
The half time tea did not change too much in the game and The Daggers were
under the cosh again early in the second half with Hawley the main threat,
shooting just wide when well placed. Chris Moore then had a a shot blocked as
the Daggers reminded United that there were still two teams in the game.
Daggers looked to have weathered the storm though until Jake Leberl (right)
collected a second yellow card and was sent off with ten minutes to play. The
two offences occurred within five minutes of each other and although the second
tackle was more poorly timed than vicious it left the Daggers exposed a man
short and was a situation that could have been avoided.
Carlisle made the Daggers pay full price for the dismissal when Karl Hawley
scored the winner in the 88th minute when he got on the end of McGill's cross
from the right.
John Still sent on Stuart Douglas it was game over and a long journey home for
the team and supporters alike.
The result leaves the Daggers top of one league though, embarrassingly they
are now top of the disciplinary table with six red cards in just seventeen