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     On This Day


In 1993,The Daggers lost 1-3 to Wycombe Wanderers Away in the Conference League Cup Semi-Final 1st Leg


In 1996,The Daggers drew 0-0 with Welling United Away in the GM Vauxhall Conference 


In 1999,The Daggers lost 1-3 to Chesham United Away in the Isthmian League Cup 2nd Round


In 2002,The Daggers beat Dover Athletic 1-0 at Home in the Nationwide Conference 
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In 2008,The Daggers beat Morecambe 2-0 at Home in the Coca Cola League Two 


In 2010,The Daggers beat Aldershot Town 3-2  Away in the Coca Cola League Two 


In 2013,The Daggers lost 0-1 to AFC Wimbledon at Home in the NPower League Two 


 

 


Screamer

Bruce Spectacular Grabs Three Points
by Hardy on 21/02/2005

The Daggers see off Carlisle United with a solid performance and a great goal.

Dagenham & Redbridge
1

Carlisle United
0

Bruce 68

Nationwide Conference
The Glyn Hopkin Stadium
Saturday 19th February 2005
3:00pm
Bruce spectacular gives Daggers the points
The Daggers took a deserved three point haul from the visit of Carlisle united on Saturday despite being down to the bare bones in the squad through injury and suspension.

The loss of in-form Ashley Vickers, banned after reaching five yellows, meant John Still had a dilemma whether to pull Lee Goodwin back from midfield to central defence and fill the gap left by Jake Leberl's second game suspended in some way. In the end the manager plumped for Shane Blackett (right) alongside Anni Uddin to make it the youngest back four that Daggers fans have seen for many a year, with an average age of around 21.

Blackett showed early nerves but settled in well, and Lee Goodwin also had a good game in midfield where his defensive abilities broke up many Cumbrian attacks. Up front Tony Boot started alongside Chris Moore with Craig Mackail-Smith, rumoured to be missing for this one altogether, on the bench. 

The first half was fought out mainly in midfield with not to many chances falling to either team. Tony Boot's snap shot flew just wide and Lee Goodwin (left) had Glennon scrambling with a shot from distance in the Daggers two best efforts in the first 45 minutes. Carlisle had the odd chance or two as well and Tony Roberts was forced to save well from Paul Arnison and Peter Murphy.

In the second half the Daggers turned up the heat a little on a distinctly average Carlisle side. They almost took the lead early on when a long throw from Scott Griffiths (right), who gets real distance despite his lack of apparent strength, was flicked on by Goodwin. The touch seemed to surprise Matt Glennon who parried but had to be grateful for Chris Lumsdon who cleared off the line. 

It was becoming more and more one way traffic just before the goal that proved the winner. A throw in again proved caused all sorts of problems in the Carlisle defence and after some neat passing the ball fell to Paul Bruce inside the box. Brucey swung his right foot at it and the ball screamed into the top corner.

The goal forced Carlisle to chase the game and opened up all sorts of space that had been lacking up to that point. John Still sent on Craig Mackail-Smith to exploit the space with his pace and Carlisle pushed on their top scorer Karl Hawley in an effort to find an equaliser.

Suddenly a previously tight game became one where both teams piled forward. The Daggers survived several decent chances for the visitors, Danny Foster (left) in particular being forced into a couple of last ditch clearances. At the other end Mackail-Smith belied any injury worries by chasing everything with real energy and Chris Moore should probably have wrapped the game up but was denied by Glennon's save.

The final chance fell to United's David Beharrall who headed tamely over from a corner and it was three more points to the Daggers in their chase for a play off spot.

With no game next week due to Morecambe's participation in the FA Trophy 5th round, John Still now has a bit of space to get a few injuries straightened out and head into the final lap of the season with renewed confidence.

The three points take the Daggers up just one place to 11th, but they remain just four points off second place prior to tonight's televised game at Crawley.

Teams


DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE


CARLISLE UNITED

1 Tony Roberts
19 Danny Foster
15 Anwar Uddin
5 Shane Blackett
12 Scott Griffiths
20 Steve Clark
8 Glen Southam
4 Lee Goodwin
22 Paul Bruce
11 Tony Boot (off 72 mins)
23 Chris Moore

Substitutes

27 Martin Brennan
9 Bai Mass Lettejallow
10 Craig Mackail-Smith (on 72 mins)
18 Daniel Maxwell
24 Tom McGowen

1 Matt Glennon
14 Brian Shelley
18 Simon Grand
21 Danny Livesey
3 Tom Cowan
2 Paul Arnison (off 74 mins)
17 Chris Lumsdon
10 Craig Farrell (off 77 mins)
4 Peter Murphy
16 David Beharall
23 Magno Vieira

Substitutes

20 Kieren Westwood
7 Brendan McGill
19 Karl Hawley (on 74 mins)
22 Marc Tierney
25 Glenn Murray (on 77 mins)

Referee
Mr  P.Miller
Attendance
1,684
DiggerDagger's Man Of The Match


Paul Bruce

Played well throughout and his goal won the points


 

 

 

 

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