Scarborough completed the first league double of the season over the Daggers
on Saturday with a 2-0 win at the McCain Stadium.
The Daggers travelled without Tony Boot, suffering from ear and balance
problems after a knock against Farnborough the week before, and Jake Leberl who
served the first of a two match ban. In came Chris Moore, back from suspension,
and Lee Goodwin who took an unfamiliar central midfield role.
The Daggers had the first pop at goal when Lee Goodwin's header was well
saved by Walker but were soon chasing the game when Tony Hackworth's pass put
Colin Cryan away and he beat Roberts from close range after just ten minutes.
that the Seadogs were on top for most of the first period. Tony Roberts did well
to keep out a shot from Hackworth and Anwar Uddin (right) made a great block to
stop a fierce shot from Neil Redfearn.
The Daggers will have been happy to head in at half time just one behind but
it wasn't to be and in first half injury time Cryan headed home a second goal
with Roberts rather isolated to make the home sides lead comfortable.
The late goal meant that the second half was going to be an uphill struggle.
After the break the Daggers did take control of the game much more but the
Seadogs were happy to defend their lead. Again Lee Goodwin was denied at the
stretch by Walker.
the game went in to its last quarter the Daggers piled forward. Glen Southam had
a shot blocked by Thompson then Ashley Vickers (left) had an effort on goal
cleared off the line.
Scott Griffiths, who had a fine second half, had a header saved by Walker and
then came closest to getting a goal when his left foot shot clipped the post and
So no goals for a second week running and the Daggers drop to 12th, overtaken
by Scarborough on goal difference. The play off race is still desperately close
though and a few positive results could see the Daggers right back up there
again. Next up Carlisle United at home in another six pointer.