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In 1994,The Daggers lost 0-4 to Macclesfield Town at Home in the GM Vauxhall Conference 


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Stunning goal

A Much Needed Win
by Hardy on 29/11/2004

The Daggers came from behind to beat Morecambe 2-1 at the Glyn Hopkin Stadium on Saturday and gain three much needed Conference points.

Dagenham & Redbridge
2

Morecambe
1

Vickers 30
Mackail-Smith 53

Twiss 20

Nationwide Conference
Glyn Hopkin Stadium
Saturday 27th November 2004
3:00pm
A much needed win
In another highly entertaining game against Morecambe, the Daggers came from behind to win 2-1 at the Glyn Hopkin Stadium on Saturday and gain three much needed Conference points.

The Daggers welcomed back Paul Bruce (right) in place of the suspended Jake Leberl. John Still chose though to keep Glen Southam out left initially though playing Bruce in centre midfield although later in the game both players went back to their more natural positions.

The game was end to end from the start, both sides having early chances, the best falling to Chris Moore who got clear of the Morecambe defence but bearing down on Adam Sollitt kept the ball on his weaker right foot rather than cutting inside and hit a weak shot straight at the grateful keeper.

Morecambe took the lead on 20 minutes when former Hornchurch winger Lee Elam burst into the box. His shot deflected straight into the path of Michael Twiss who placed the ball into the corner of Tony Roberts' net. It could have got much worse when Carlton had a goal disallowed for offside just two minutes later.  

The Daggers searched for an equaliser, Mark Janney coming close with a header from a Glen Southam (left) cross that was easily saved by Sollitt before the equaliser did come. When it did it was really out of nothing just on the half hour. Lee Flynn played a hopeful free kick into the box and Sollitt came a long way to collect only to be beaten to the ball by Ashley Vickers. Ash's header looped towards an empty net and Bentley flung a desperate leg at lit but could only help it in.

In the second half Morecambe made the initial running and thought they had scored again when Twiss put the finishing touches to a great cross from the Morecambe left ball only to turn and see the linesman's flag raised.

The Daggers rubbed salt in the wound on 53 minutes with a real route one goal. Roberts cleared long and Chris Moore (right) flicked the ball on to his strike partner Craig Mackail-Smith who took the ball on his chest then volleyed the ball over Sollitt into the far corner.

Almost immediately John Still pulled off Paul Bruce, presumably as he was not 100% fit, pushing Mackail-Smith onto the left and putting Stuart Douglas up front. The move backfired as, for all Mackail-Smith's talents, he couldn't cope defensively with Lee Elam and Morecambe began to pour pressure onto the Daggers defence from the right in particular. 

The best chance fell to Wayne Curtis who had just Tony Roberts (left) to beat but saw his shot ping back off the post. the ball fell straight to Danny Carlton but Robbo was quick enough to smother the follow up. This was the best of several good saves to keep the Daggers ahead on a much better day for the Daggers keeper.

John Still rectified his tactical cock-up by replacing Chris Moore with Shane Blackett (right) on 76 minutes, Blackett going into the problem left midfield spot freeing Mackail-Smith to go back up top. The move almost paid off immediately as Mackail-Smith nicked the ball off Sollitt outside of the penalty area but his shot from wide of the area came back off a post.

After that the game was much more even and despite a couple more decent saves by Tony Roberts the home side held out to the final whistle to take the three points which might well have been a little fortuitous, but is the first bit of luck for the club for a while.

Teams


DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE


MORECAMBE

1 Tony Roberts
4 Lee Goodwin 
2 Tim Cole 
3 Ashley Vickers
16 Lee Flynn
7 Mark Janney
15 Anwar Uddin 
22 Paul Bruce (off 56 mins)
8 Glen Southam
10 Craig Mackail-Smith (off 89 mins) 
23 Chris Moore (off 76 mins)

Substitutes

27 Martin Brennan
5 Shane Blackett (on 76 mins)
9 Stuart Douglas (on 56 mins) 
11 Tony Boot (on 89 mins)
21 Jack Midson 

1 Adam Sollitt 
3 David Perkins
4 Michael Howard
5 Jim Bentley
7 Michael Twiss
9 Wayne Curtis
14 Iain Swan
15 Danny Carlton
16 Lee Elam
23 Kieron Walmsley
29 Chris Blackburn 

Substitutes

30 Ryan Robinson
8 Michael Stringfellow
17 Nicholas Rogan
21 Gary Hunter
22 Paul Osborne

Referee: Mr A Dewfield
Attendance: 1,101

DiggerDagger's Man Of The Match


Ashley Vickers

Made some vital tackles and even scored a rare goal


 

 

 

 

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