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In 1994,The Daggers beat Kidderminster Harriers 2-0  Away in the FA Trophy 1st Round

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Scored the second

Dismal Daggers Well Beaten
by Hardy on 04/01/2005

The Daggers start 2005 with a poor defeat at Canvey Island.

Canvey Island

Dagenham & Redbridge

Gregory 6
Berquez 8
Midgley 56
McDougald 80

Sterling o.g. 77
Leberl 78

Nationwide Conference
The Interlink Express Stadium
Saturday 1st January 2005
Dismal Daggers well beaten

The Daggers made the worst possible start to 2005 when they lost at a dreary Park Lane, bereft of atmosphere even with a decent crowd for a local derby.

They welcomed back captain Tim Cole from suspension for this one, Ashley Vickers (right) moving out to left back in place of Lee Flynn, presumably injured having gone off at half time at Halifax. Otherwise John Still persisted with Harrold and Moore up front and Craig Mackail-Smith up the right in place of Mark Janney who watched from the bench. Canvey lined up with ex-Daggers Ollie Berquez and Jon Keeling and with Junior McDougald on the bench alongside he returning Lee Boylan.

The Daggers started reasonably well and had the first chance when Chris Moore saw his shot cleared off the line by David Theobald but it quickly became clear that defensively they were out of sorts. As early as the sixth minute a mix up in the defence saw several chances to clear the ball wasted and the ball eventually fell to Neil Gregory who mishit his shot but it trickled past a wrong footed Roberts into the corner.

Almost immediately it was 2-0, another catalogue of errors allowing a cross to be met by Gregory Pearson unmarked on the six yard line. Incredibly not  only did Pearson not score but he even managed to not get his head on the ball, pushing it goalwards with an arm. Tony Roberts could only parry the ball straight to Ollie Berquez who slammed it home and then rather disappointingly taunted the Daggers fans behind the goal.

After such an appalling start it could only get better and the Daggers pressed foward looking for a way back in to the game. With Matt Harrold as a target they resorted to long balls too often though and it all became very predictable. Despite this the Gulls found it difficult to cope with the Daggers forwards pace, Chris Moore's low cross finding Craig Mackail-Smith (left) stretching and only able to find the side-netting. 

Mackail-Smith had another effort deflected wide while Tim Cole shot over the bar but even so the Daggers looked a little fortunate when an offside flag ruled out Neil Gregory's header late in the first half.

Playing towards a large away following in the second half it would have been hoped that the Daggers would do a little more but eleven minutes after the break they found themselves 3-0 down. The goal was a good one, neat passing freeing Chris Duffy and his low cross met by Neil Midgeley who side-footed home past Roberts. Almost immediately after this Tim Cole (right) was stretchered off after falling awkwardly when blocking a Keeling shot, replaced by Shane Blackett.

John Still shuffled his pack further pulling off Harrold and Paul Bruce and throwing on wide men with Mark Janney and Steve Clark, making a debut. The move worked as the width stretched the Canvey defence and the Daggers looked a real threat.

They got back into the game with two goals in two minutes, the first a huge deflection that left Danny Potter stranded, Mark Janney's shot pinging off Dominic Stirling on 77 minutes. Almost immediately it was 3-2 when Glen Southam's corner from the right was headed on to Jake Leberl who nodded home from close range. Game on!

It was not to be though. With Junior McDougald (left) on for Neil Gregory though there was almost an inevitability that he would hurt his old club and sure enough it was the Daggers old favourite that got on the end of some defensive pinball three minutes later to end the brief revival and make it 4-2.

A very disappointing start to 2005.




17 Danny Potter
16 David McGhee
5 David Theobald
19 Dominic Sterling
11 Neil Midgley (off 90 mins)
20 Jon Keeling
28 Ben Sedgemore
14 Ollie Berquez
3 Chris Duffy
9 Neil Gregory (off 74 mins)
24 Gregory Pearson (off 88 mins)


21 Ashley Harrison
4 Ben Chenery
10 Lee Boylan (on 88 mins)
13 Junior McDougald (on 74 mins)
22 Peter Smith (on 90 mins)

1 Tony Roberts
4 Lee Goodwin
2 Tim Cole (off 59 mins)
15 Anwar Uddin
3 Ashley Vickers
10 Craig Mackail-Smith
6 Jake Leberl
8 Glen Southam
22 Paul Bruce (off 66 mins)
18 Matt Harrold (off 63 mins)
23 Chris Moore 


27 Martin Brennan (GK)
5 Shane Blackett (on 59 mins)
7 Mark Janney (on 63 mins)
9 Stuart Douglas
20 Steven Clark (on 66 mins)

Referee: Mr D Cann
Attendance: 1,309

DiggerDagger's Man Of The Match

Ashley Vickers

Reliable as ever in a poor team performance

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