The Daggers took another giant leap towards the Football League today with
a 2-0 win over struggling Tamworth at The Lamb.
the kick-off, the Daggers were on the attack with Benson testing
Viega from range early on and, with less than five minutes on the
clock, the Conference top scorer brought a fine save from the Tamworth
Benson was causing all sorts of problems for the hosts and forced
another corner in the 9th minute. From the resultant corner,
a clearance fell to Dave Rainford (right), but he was unable to
Ben Strevans went close on
11 minutes and then the hosts had their first shot on goal when
Jake Edwards's shot was saved by Tony Roberts.
went close on 17 minutes and Mark Arber (left) saw his 24th
minute shot deflected wide for
another corner. From this corner, Rainford headed home but the referee
ruled the goal out for an infringement.
Rainford did well to steal
the ball from the Tamworth 'keeper on 28 minutes, but was unable
to control the ball and Viega reclaimed it.
With the game about half an
hour old, the hosts started to come more into the game and Darryl Taylor
went close on 34 minutes.
Uddin (right) saw a 42nd minute free-kick whistle just wide of the
post and Benson shot just over less than a minute later and headed
over from a long ball into the box on 45 minutes.
Deep into first half injury
time, however, the visitors did get the goal their domination had
deserved when Dave Rainford lashed home a left-footed strike from
the edge of the area.
after the restart, Scott Griffiths's (left) effort was cleared
and with 60 minutes on the clock, Jake Edwards latched onto a Darryl
Taylor cross, but the Tamworth strikers' volley flew just wide of
Benson forced a good save from Veiga
in the 69th minute and, a minute later, Atieno shot just wide of
the Daggers' upright.
In the 74th minute, former
Dagger, John McGrath struck just over the bar and, on 81 minutes,
Law cleared a Paul Benson shot from off the line.
minute later, and some great work down the right led to a
cross which Ben Strevans (right) calmly side-footed home to
seal the points.
The next move saw Benson beat
Michael Briscoe for pace and shoot at goal, only for his effort
to crash off the crossbar.
The last action of the match
saw Jake Edwards flick a header goalwards for the hosts, only for
Sam Sloma to clear off the line.
With Oxford United's match
against Burton Albion ending goal-less and Stevenage unexpectedly
losing 3-0 at Crawley, The Daggers are now assured of a top-three
finish in the Conference and knowing that three points from their
remaining six matches will assure them of the title.