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17 April 2021
Solihull Moors
Vanarama National League 

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13 April 2021
Vanarama National League 
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     On This Day

In 1993,The Daggers beat Bath City 2-1 at Home in the GM Vauxhall Conference 

In 1994,The Daggers drew 2-2 with Northwich Victoria Away in the GM Vauxhall Conference 

In 1995,The Daggers beat Farnborough Town 3-1  Away in the GM Vauxhall Conference 

In 1997,The Daggers drew 1-1 with Hitchin Town at Home in the ICIS League Premier 

In 1999,The Daggers beat Hampton 2-1  Away in the Ryman League Premier 

In 2004,The Daggers lost 0-1 to Halifax Town at Home in the Nationwide Conference 

In 2006,The Daggers drew 2-2 with Canvey Island at Home in the Nationwide Conference 

In 2010,The Daggers beat Burton Albion 2-1 at Home in the Coca Cola League Two 

In 2017,The Daggers drew 2-2 with Sutton United at Home in the Vanarama National League 

In 2018,The Daggers lost 1-3 to Bromley Away in the Vanarama National League 



The new Brennan?

16 Months On
by DJ Johnny B on 26/03/2007

It is sixteen months since I wrote my last piece at and what a lot has happened in between! DJ Johnny B is back at DiggerDagger.

16 Months On
It is sixteen months since I wrote my last piece at and what a lot has happened in between! 

I had not long returned from a mid career break year away and wondered what sort of shape my team would be in when I resumed my seat I the stand. What I found was a young, enthusiastic team with the wonderful characteristic of just keeping going. 

That last piece included ponderings on our late late defeat at Stevenage when I felt we looked a little naive – it really did need someone to boot the ball out of the ground or keep it by the corner flag a la Junior. But we didn’t and Boyd scored the winner. What we lacked in that match and throughout the season it seemed to me was a fully functioning midfield in particular someone who could tackle, close down, put his foot on the ball. 

I always reckoned this needed to be another Brennan (maybe that’s Vernazza?) but instead enter this year Mr Rainford (right). Whilst both he and Southam are not the most consistent of performers they give their all and do a good complimentary job. This midfield stability has transformed the team I reckon. 

And that’s not to ignore the vast progressions made by other players in the set up. Just to pick out 2 – Danny Foster (left) and Scott Griffiths, in particular the former. I think Foster’s form and consistency have been a revelation this year. It must be a pleasure to be Robbo behind these and the remainder of the defence.

Some other random thoughts
  • Whilst loooosing to Oxford today should not prove crucial it would be really great to play well and get the 3 points!
  • JS OBE sounds good (my mum always used to say OBE was for other buggers efforts though). Muchos congrats to both he and Dave Andrews 
  • Question: is it possible to land at Luton at 1305 and get to Dagenham for a 3 o’clock kick off? 
  • What has been going on at Grays and Weymouth this year? And how many players have Grays used this season – over 50? Another Canvey in store? 
  • Grimsby, Rotherham or Stockport away on a winter’s Tuesday evening anyone? 
  • Seriously…getting there is only half the battle, staying there and maintaining the team spirit and joie de vivre currently around the club is even more difficult 

Hang on….we’re not there yet are we…..?

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