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5th of the season not enough

Daggers lose Essex derby
by Hardy on 28/09/2005

The Daggers went down 2-1 at home last night to Grays Athletic.

Dagenham & Redbridge

Grays Athletic

Moore 48

Thurgood 37
Angus 87

Nationwide Conference
Glyn Hopkin Stadium
Tuesday 27th September 2005
Daggers lose Essex derby
The Daggers went down 2-1 at home last night to Grays Athletic to an 87th minute winner from the exotically named Stevland Angus in front of the largest crowd of the season so far at the Glyn Hopkin Stadium.

John Still brought Ashley Vickers back into the starting line up at left back, pushing Scott Griffiths up into midfield with Glen Southam (right) moving central to partner Lee Goodwin. Ram Marwa dropped to the bench.

The first half became a game of kick and rush as both sides bypassed midfield looking to get pacey forwards free as quickly as possible. It wasn't particularly good to watch but the feeling throughout was that Grays were looking the more likely to make it work. 

Sure enough Grays made their superiority tell with a goal from Stuart Thurgood in the 37th minute when Nutter's cross was knocked down to him in space to place a right footed shot past Tony Roberts. They deserved the lead no doubt at all, but the home side had chances, particularly a clever flick header from Chris Moore that went just wide.

After what was likely to have been an "intense" half time chat with John Still the Daggers flew at Grays in the early stages of the first half and should have had a penalty for an obvious handball even before Chris Moore got on the end of a scrappy piece of defending to a Lee Goodwin (left) long throw to hammer the ball in for the equaliser on 48 minutes.

As the Daggers celebrated the equaliser defender Jamie Stewart had to leave the field with a cut sustained in a clash of heads with a team mate in the build up to the goal. This brought Lee Matthews (right) into the game, deservedly applauded by most of the Daggers fans but booed by a significant minority who should be ashamed of themselves. 

The game was nip and tuck from there on in, both sides looking for the win but Grays definitely on top, breaking forward at every opportunity. The Daggers had to defend a series of corners and did so more and more desperately with each.

Ashley Vickers renewed acquaintance with Aaron McLean late in the second half, clattering him on the left touchline to remind him of meetings when McLean was in an Aldershot shirt to earn a yellow that could well have been red. The Grays winger had earlier viciously taken out Danny Foster after the whistle had gone for another offence and could well have been off himself by that stage..  

With 84 minutes on the clock the Daggers won a free kick in a very promising position and worked an opportunity for Anni Uddin (left) to hammer in a good shot which was well saved by Nicky Eyre.

Even then it looked like there would be a winner one way or the other, and sure enough it was Grays that found it, Angus sending the visiting fans wild at the death, predictably thrashing the ball in the net after the Daggers failed to clear yet another corner.

The result sees the Daggers drop to 10th while Grays are now three points clear at the top.




1 Tony Roberts
19 Danny Foster
5 Shane Blackett
15 Anwar Uddin
3 Ashley Vicker
10 Craig Mackail-Smith
8 Glen Southam
4 Lee Goodwin
12 Scott Griffiths
9 Tresor Kandol
23 Chris Moore


27 Simon Overland
11 Rambir Marwa
14 Paul Benson
18 Liam Francis
20 Kenny Clark

16 Nicky Eyre
3 John Nutter
4 Jamie Stewart (off 51 mins)
6 Stuart Thurgood
7 Dennis Oli
11 Aaron McLean (off 85 mins)
15 Dean Brennan
17 Stevland Angus
20 Cameron Mawer
23 Glenn Poole (off 72 mins)
25 Jamie Slabber


1 Ashley Bayes
5 Lee Matthews (on 51 mins)
8 Gary Hooper (on 85 mins)
19 Ade Olayinka
21 Bertie Brayley (on 72 mins)

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