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Daggers Sink Fleet
by Nelson on 29/01/2005

The Daggers put on a spectacular show at the Glyn Hopkin Stadium, thrashing Gravesend & Northfleet 5-0

Dagenham & Redbridge
5

Gravesend & Northfleet
0

Boot 28
Clark 45
Moore 66
Leberl 78
Boot 83

Nationwide Conference
The Glyn Hopkin Stadium
Saturday 29th January 2005
3:00pm
Daggers Sink Fleet
The Daggers roared back with their biggest win of the season against managerless Gravesend & Northfleet on Saturday, a superb display of finishing leaving the Fleet watching in wonder.

Before the game all talk was about the injury crisis at the club.  When it came to it though the Daggers lined up with Scott Griffiths and Danny Foster (right) as full backs and with Tony Boot partnering Chris Moore up front. Otherwise the side was pretty much as it has been for much of the season, although the bench was a little threadbare.

In the end both Foster and Griffiths, our man of the match, were superb throughout and Boot scored twice. The scoreline was even comfortable enough for John Still to give a brief Conference debut to Bai Mass Lettejallon. Quite what had become of recent signing Morgaro Gomis is a mystery though.

The Fleet started well enough, playing under the guidance of joint player managers Steve McKimm and Paul McCarthy. Throughout the game though, while they enjoyed lots of possession and passed the ball around well too often it was ten passes and then nothing as they looked to have no threat at all up front. Roy Essendoh's sole contribution seemed to be to clatter in to the opposing centre half at every opportunity and quite why Mr Deadman let him get away with it so often is a mystery.

After half an hour of mostly midfield play it was something of a surprise when the Daggers suddenly got a chance and found themselves ahead. It was as direct a goal as you are ever likely to see as Roberts launched it long and Tony Boot raced on to the ball as it eluded the defence. Ex Daggers loan signing James Pullen (left) came to meet Boot and may has well flashed a neon sign saying "LOB ME". Boot obliged and in it flew for 1-0.

The Fleet regrouped and looked for an equaliser and probably should have had it when Lee Protheroe’s through ball found former Dagger Jimmy Jackson one on one with Tony Roberts. Unlike Pullen, Robbo stood up and made Jimmy decide what to do and as a result Jackson shot wide.

As the half went into injury time, it would be fair to think that the Gravesend management team were planning a team talk about them being well in the game, not to panic and it would come. That was scrapped though as a result of Steve Clark who scored an absolute screamer right as time ran out when McCarthy headed a clearance straight to him about 35 yards out. Clark just hit it and in it flew, leaving Pullen again scrabbling at thin air. There was barely time for a kick off before the break.

At 2-0 it was not quite game over, but the Daggers half time tea must have tasted good, while the crowd mused on whether Clark's goal was better than Anni Uddin's against Aldershot or Craig Mackail-Smith's against Morecambe.

Pullen saved well from Paul Bruce early on, and Gravesend showed that they were still in the game when Scott Griffiths was forced to head off the line after a James Pinnock header from a corner. Roberts also did well to tip over a Ben Surey shot but all too often the Fleet over elaborated again and again. 

Eventually they were made to pay when the Daggers ended the game as a contest just after the hour. Glen Southam found Chris Moore (right) on the edge of the area and he wriggled past a couple of defenders looking for some space before drilling a left foot shot past Pullen and into the corner.

After this is was just a matter of how many. The fourth came from the boot of Jake Leberl and was another screamer. Southam (left) fed the ball square to his midfield partner and again the player just hit it, the ball flying past Pullen in a blur from 25 yards.

Having been through the repertoire of shots from outside the box the fifth goal was a well worked team goal with Chris Moore eventually supplying the cross in to Tony Boot (right) on the near post who beat Pullen with ease for his second and 5-0. Boot should have had his hat-trick a couple of minutes later, found in all sorts of space in the area once again but for about the only time all afternoon the shot was poor and missed the target.

Add a couple of decent penalty shouts and the result could have been even worse for the Fleet who's noisy fans were left at the end glad it was only a short trip home. The one negative on the day is Chris Moore picked up a 5th yellow for the season for a dopey handball and looks likely to miss next Saturday's game at home to Farnborough Town as a result.

Teams


DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE


GRAVESEND & NORTHFLEET

1 Tony Roberts
19 Danny Foster
15 Anwar Uddin
3 Ashley Vickers
12 Scott Griffiths
20 Steve Clark
6 Jake Leberl (off 80 min)
8 Glen Southam (off 85 min)
22 Paul Bruce
11 Tony Boot
23 Chris Moore

Substitutes

27 Martin Brennan
5 Shane Blackett (on 80 min)
9 Bai Mass Lettejallow (on 85 min)
16 Lee Flynn
18 Daniel Maxwell

1 James Pullen
16 Lee Protheroe
4 Graham Porter
6 Paul McCarthy
3 Justin Skinner
14 Ben Surey
7 Steve McKimm (off 53 min)
8 Jay Saunders
10 Jimmy Jackson
11 Roy Essandoh
15 James Pinnock

Substitutes

12 Paul Wilkerson
21 Jack Roberts
25 Moussa Sidibe (on 53 min)
28 Nick Harrhy
32 Gary Richards

Referee
Mr D.Deadman
Attendance
1,268
DiggerDagger's Man Of The Match


Scott Griffiths

What a prospect this lad is


 

 

 

 

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