The Daggers somewhat surprisingly registered their biggest away victory for over
ten years at Moss Lane on Saturday to leave Altrincham wondering what hit them.
catalyst for the Daggers victory was a fine full Conference debut for Tresor Kandol
(right), taking his chance in place of the suspended Paul Benson with two goals
ably assisted by Glen Southam, Chris Moore and Craig Mackail-Smith as almost
everything flew in on a good day at the office.
TK was the only change to the side that ran early Conference leaders Exeter
so close the previous Saturday. Paul Bruce returned on the bench with Ashley
Vickers not in the sixteen at all.
The opening half hour was pretty tight with honours even, Moore and
Mackail-Smith both shooting wide for the visitors while Gary Williams went close
for Alty. Once again Tony Roberts was in excellent form, keeping the game at 0-0
with a great save, pushing Val Owen's shot around the post for a corner.
Shane Blackett (left) and Anni Unwar looking as safe as the Bank of England at
the back the Daggers had the platform to go forward and this was rewarded when the Daggers
took the lead on 37 minutes, Glen Southam's cross met by Tresor Kandol to head
past Coburn. While that made the half time tea taste better for the Daggers
there was no hint still at that stage of what was to come in the second half.
Moore (right) gave the Daggers breathing space after six minutes of the second
period, hitting a shot from outside the penalty box that flew past Coburn to
make it 2-0.
Alty's Colin Potts had a chance to pull one back but shot wide of Roberts goal with a left footed
shot then Anwar Uddin had a shot blocked at the other end before Kandol put the
result beyond doubt in the 57th minute. Again it was a fine header, this time
the cross from the excellent Chris Moore, turning provider.
the Daggers stretched away and scored twice more in the last twenty minutes to
almost complete an "Auntie". Jake Leberl made it 4-0, again Chris
Moore the provider.
Craig Mackail-Smith (left) put the icing on the cake with the fifth after 81
minutes, his right foot shot screaming past Coburn into the roof of the net.