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In 1995,The Daggers beat Berkhamsted Town 2-1  Away in the FA Cup 2nd Qualifying Round

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Scored the Equaliser

Daggers on the brink
by Hardy on 26/03/2007

The Daggers tonight fought out a tough 2-2 draw with Oxford United at the Kassam Stadium to edge closer to the Conference title.

Oxford United

Dagenham & Redbridge

Odubade 70
Odubade 72

Benson 17
Sloma 90

Nationwide Conference
Kassam Stadium
Monday 26th March 2007
Daggers On The Brink
The Daggers took another big step towards securing the Nationwide Conference title with a hard fought 2-2 draw at Oxford's Kassam Stadium in a classic game of two halves.

It was probably no real surprise that John Still stuck with the fluid 4-3-3, 4-5-1 formation used so successfully against Stevenage the week before for what was a key game in the title run in. The only change in line up was Mark Arber making his debut in place of the injured Jon Boardman. Arber, brought in on loan on deadline day, fitted in almost seamlessly, another fine John Still signing.

The Daggers fans, 668 of them according to official numbers, were loud and proud all night and did the club proud throughout. The nature of the stadium, impressive though it is, meant that although both sets of fans were very noisy, neither could hear the other which is a real shame.

The game itself was comfortable in the first half for the Daggers despite a few efforts that went close for Oxford without them ever really threatening to score.

In the 17th minute the Daggers took the lead. Fosters throw dropped to Jake Leberl who shot hard and low. Turley got down well to parry but the ball ran off him. Paul Benson (right) reacted first and lifted it over Turley and in from close range for his 25th of the season sending the visiting fans wild.

The Daggers had the game under control from then on to the break without creating a lot of chances, secure in the knowledge that the pressure was on Oxford to win this one. Paul Benson was unlucky to shoot just over after some great close control in the box just after the half hour and then Ben Strevens had a shot straight at Turley late in the half as the visitors looked comfortable at half time, Glen Southam (left) in particular superb in midfield.

Jim Smith shuffled his pack at the break, replacing Rose with Hargreaves. This worked for the home team and they looked hugely more dangerous from the resumption. Burgess really should have levelled things three minutes in to the half when he met Odubade's cross on the six yard line, but the shot was uncontrolled and clipped the bar and over.

Encouraged by this United streamed forward, Odubade causing Scott Griffiths (right) real problems, not helped by him having a dopey yellow card for kicking the ball away in the first half. Referee Ward proved true to previous form too, ignoring all sorts of fouls then suddenly giving a series of free kicks round the Daggers box for nothing challenges.

The Daggers were still a threat on the break though, both Strevens and Benson having shots over the bar, but the momentum was with Oxford. After 66 minutes Ancelet's cross was met by Burgess and looked in all the way until tipped round the post at full stretch by Tony Roberts.

Jim Smith made his last throw of the dice then, throwing on top scorer Rob Duffy and Marvin Robinson and the move looked inspired as United drew level. Gavin Johnson's cross from the Daggers right for once evaded everyone and fell to Yemi Odubade who controlled and shot past Robbo into the far corner of the net in from the edge of the area, the goal coming in the 70th minute

The Daggers fans took a breath and roared their team on once more, but it was Oxford that scored again within two minutes. This time it was a rare Robbo (left) aberration this season. A hopeful punt up the Oxford right saw Robbo chase out of his area, chest down and try to hammer clear up the field when row Z would have done fine. The clearance was sliced and fell straight to Odubade 40 yards out who hit it first time into the empty net in a great finish.

Now it was the home fans making all the noise for once, although the Daggers took a deep breath and pulled themselves together for a final effort. Oxford had chances to seal it through Robinson, Odubade and finally Quinn but as the time ticked away could not close the game out.

Scott Griffiths could have equallised in the 89th minute when the ball dropped to him in the area but the shot was straight at Turley and it looked like Oxford would get the vital three points to keep the Daggers sweating but Sam Saunders (right) and Sam Sloma, on as substitutes thought otherwise.

With the fourth official about to show the added time, a panicky Johnson clearance dropped on the edge of the box, Quinn should have hoofed it but dallied and was robbed by Saunders who slipped in Sloma. Sam's shot was pretty much straight at Turley but hit so hard he could not react and the Daggers were level. Cue pandemonium in the away section and exodus in the home.

Robinson had one last shot fly wide before Mr Ward blew for time. the Daggers fans and players celebrated a point that means that they remain 11 clear with seven games left, with one in hand on Oxford. Eight more points will now guarantee League Two football next season.

A night to remember!




23 Billy Turley (GK)
30 Luke Foster
4 Barry Quinn
6 Phil Gilchrist
2 Eddie Anaclet
7 Carl Pettefer (off 67 mins)
3 Gavin Johnson
16 Daniel Rose (off 45 mins)
12 Yemi Odubade
15 Chris Zebroski (off 67 mins)
11 Andrew Burgess


1 Christopher Tardiff (GK)
10 Chris Hargreaves (on 45 mins)
14 Robert Duffy (on 67 mins)
21 Matt Day
26 Marvin Robinson (on 67 mins)

1 Tony Roberts (GK)
19 Danny Foster
15 Anwar Uddin
25 Mark Arber
12 Scott Griffiths
11 Dave Rainford (off 87 mins)
6 Jake Leberl
8 Glen Southam (off 78 mins)
23 Chris Moore (off 62 mins)
14 Paul Benson
18 Ben Strevens


30 Nicky Eyre (GK)
2 Tim Cole
3 Sam Sloma (on 62 mins)
7 Sam Saunders (on 78 mins)
10 Paolo Vernazza (on 87 mins)

Referee: G Ward
Attendance: 6,836

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