Chris Moore's 19th Conference goal of the season was enough to beat bottom of the Conference Leigh RMI
at Hilton Park last night to end the Daggers away campaign for 2004/05.
Still rested Scott Griffiths for this one with Lee Flynn playing left back,
Scotty on the bench. Paul Bruce (right) resumed duties at left midfield and
Craig Mackail-Smith got the nod over Tony Boot, also on the bench.
Chris Moore had the first effort on goal when Jon Worsnop had to make a decent
save to deny the Daggers top scorer. Leigh had their chances too and Tony Roberts
also had to be alert to keep out Lee Mulvaney's well struck shot. It was not
exactly scintillating stuff though, the next chance falling to Glen Southam who
missed the target after about 20 minutes.
The Daggers took the lead just before the half hour mark when everyone missed a
Paul Brice corner and the ball fell to Chris Moore at the far post almost on the
goal line. The finish was a formality and it was 1-0 to the visitors.
were chances for both sides before the break, both of the Daggers efforts from Craig
Mackail-Smith (left) but half time came with the score unchanged.
The second half continued to be fairly ordinary with Leigh rarely looking
like mounting a comeback, Craig Smith having the only real effort on goal for
the home side. The Daggers had more chances, particularly for Mackail-Smith
while Jake Leberl's goalbound shot was blocked by Warren Peyton.
The Daggers can now finish no worse than 11th, two places better than last
season, and could end up as high as 9th if they beat champions Barnet at home on
Saturday and other results go their way.
Draws for Hereford United and Carlisle United guarantee them play off places
going into the final game of the season with five more teams still in contention
for the other two.