The Daggers took a deserved first half lead with a Moore brace but were
pegged back late in the game to end up with just a point.
Tim Cole still out suspended after the Boxing Day game was postponed it was a
surprise recall for Ashley Vickers to the centre of defence wearing a cast on
his injured hand. Brentford loanee Matt Harrold made his full debut up front
alongside Chris Moore with Craig Mackail-Smith pushed out wide right, Mark Janney
(right) on the bench with new signing Steve Clark. Unusually neither side
fielded a sub keeper for this one.
The Daggers started fast and took a deserved lead on the quarter of an hour
mark when Chris Moore got on the end of a Glen Southam pass. Halifax Sugden and
Bushell all missing the target when well placed.
The Daggers kept plugging away though despite the pressure and Paul Bruce's twenty yarder
flew just wide just before they doubled there lead. It was Moore once again who
scored when he chased down a weak back pass and had a little luck when Ian Dunbavin’s attempted clearance
hit him and left him to gleefully smash the ball into an empty net.
the break Shane Blackett (left) came on for Lee Flynn and it was mostly a
defensive effort for much of the second half. The Daggers restricted the Shaymen
to very few chances and when they came once again these were off target, Adam Quinn
putting his header wide from the best of them. The Daggers kept looking for the
goal to finish the game off with two efforts from Mackail-Smith before Harrold
headed a Bruce cross wide.
As time ticked away for the home side it looked
like it was going to be the Daggers day and it took the referee to get them back
into the game when the exotically named Mr Proctor-Green spotted a push at a
corner and pointed to the spot in the 78th minute. Midgley sent Roberts the
wrong way to score and set up a tense finish.
Just five minutes later the Daggers conceded a free-kick
in a dangerous position and although the wall blocked the shot from Neil Ross, Doughty
slid the rebound back to him this time the shot was fired home.
Right at the
end of the game Chris Moore went close to grabbing all the points but it wasn't
to be and in the end it was probably two points lost for the visitors after
holding a 2-0 lead fro so long in the game.