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In 1993,The Daggers drew 2-2 with Cambridge City Away in the FA Cup 4th Qualifying Round


In 1999,The Daggers beat Walton & Hersham 2-0 at Home in the Ryman League Premier 


In 2004,The Daggers lost 1-2 to Farnborough Town Away in the Nationwide Conference 
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Scored Two

Daggers open with win
by TomMc on 14/08/2005

The Daggers win 3-1 against newly promoted Southport

Dagenham & Redbridge

3

Southport
1

Mackail-Smith 31
Leberl 51
Mackail-Smith 90

Daly 32

Nationwide Conference
The Glyn Hopkin Stadium
Saturday 13th August 2005
3pm
Macca Grab's Two
Two goals from Craig Mackail-Smith and one from Jake Leberl was enough to see off Southport in the opening game of the 2005/06 Conference Season.

John Still started with almost the same team that played against Barnet in the last game of last season, with Shane Blackett coming in for Ashley Vickers who only returned to action in midweek from a knee injury.

Southport started brightly with Jerome Fitzgerald shooting over from a free-kick 25 yards out after a foul by Paul Bruce. It was pretty much end to end stuff after that, with Chris Moore hitting the cross bar from a Glen Southam corner as well as Steve Pickford being guilty of a bad miss when through one-on-one against Roberts. At the other end Jake Leberl had a rasping drive tipped over by Steve Dickinson in the Southport goal.

On the half hour mark Dagenham took the lead, once again from a Paul Bruce corner. The corner was struck to the back post, somehow by-passing everybody, where Mackail-Smith was waiting to put the ball acrobatically into the net.

Unfortunately the home side didn't capitalise on the lead, and almost directly from kick-off Southport had levelled. Failing to close down the opposition quickly gave Terry Fearns a chance to whip the ball in where Steve Daly headed into the net, not even an outstretched hand from Roberts able to stop the ball crossing the line.

The second half began with the Daggers starting alot brighter than 45 minutes previous, and within 5 minutes they'd taken the lead again. Consecutive corners, firstly from Southam and then Bruce led to a goalmouth scramle, where leberl was on-hand to smash the ball home from the edge of the 6 yard box. From then-on-in Dagenham began to take the game to Southport, firstly by Glen Southam flashing a shot wide and then with Steve Dickinson smartly saving from Paul Bruce. Craig Mackail-Smith was also causing trouble, including one weaving run past at least four players before placing the ball across goal, unfortunately with no-one getting on the end of it.

It wasn't all one way though, Terry Fearns having a shot comfortably saved by Tony Roberts. Some tidy work by Chris Moore, Paul Bruce and Scott Griffiths ended with the former having a shot blocked by Earl Davis. On 78 minutes Moore was replaced by Paul Benson, making his debut.

Southport hadn't given up yet though, and Roberts became the hero in the final minutes, pulling off a superb save from Steve Pickford around 25 yards out. There was still time for Dagenham to add to their tally and so they did. In the 3rd minute of injury time Paul Benson got to the by-line before smartly crossing the ball to the back post where Mackail-Smith was waiting for a simple tap-in.

That leaves the Daggers third after one game and one would hope they can keep this form going on the road, starting at Crawley Town on tuesday night.

Teams


Dagenham & Redbridge


Southport

1 Tony Roberts
19 Danny Foster
5 Shane Blackett
15 Anwar Uddin
12 Scott Griffiths (off 89 mins)
8 Glen Southam
4 Lee Goodwin
6 Jake Leberl
22 Paul Bruce
10 Craig Mackail-Smith
23 Chris Moore (off 78 mins)

Substitutes

27 Simon Overland
3 Ashley Vickers (on 89 mins)
7 Sam Saunders
14 Paul Benson (on 78 mins)
18 Jordan Fowler

1 Steve Dickinson
19 Chris Lane
12 Farrell Kilbane
6 Earl Davis
3 Jerome Fitzgerald
2 Steve Pickford
10 Dominic Morley
18 Dominic Krief (off 88 mins)
8 Neil Robinson (off 80 mins)
9 Terry Fearns (off 70mins)
11 Steve Daly

Substitutes

15 Jamie Speare
5 Carl Baker (on 70 mins)
14 Kevin Lynch (on 88 mins)
20 Matty McGinn
21 Robert Booth (on 80 mins)

Referee: Mr N Kinseley
Attendance: 1,265

DiggerDagger's Man Of The Match


Craig-Mackail Smith

Two goals and numerous runs with the ball seemingly stuck to his foot


 

 

 

 

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