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Scored the second

Daggers too good for Tamworh
by Nelson on 31/03/2007

The Daggers beat Tamworth 2-0 at the Lamb to move one step closer to the Football League

Tamworth
0

Dagenham & Redbridge
2

Rainford 45
Strevens 82

Nationwide Conference
The Lamb
Saturday 31st March 2007
3:00pm
Daggers Too Good For Tamworth
The Daggers took another giant leap towards the Football League today with a 2-0 win over struggling Tamworth at The Lamb.

From 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 'keeper.

Paul 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 beat Viega.

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.

Benson 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.

Anwar 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.

Shortly 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 the post.

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.

A 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.

Teams


TAMWORTH


DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE

1 Jose Viega
14 Graeme Law
5 Rikki Bains
22 Michael Briscoe
20 Darryl Taylor
6 Emmet Friars
31 Simon Helsop (off 59 mins)
2 Adie Smith
24 John McGrath
18 Jake Edwards
29 Taiwo Atieno (off 72 mins)

Substitutes

7 Curtis Ujah
8 Kyle Storer
10 Jon Stevenson (on 72 mins)
12 Ludobic Quistin (on 59 mins)
4 Dave Bampton

1 Tony Roberts (GK)
19 Danny Foster
15 Anwar Uddin
25 Mark Arber
12 Scott Griffiths
8 Glen Southam (off 81 mins)
11 Dave Rainford
6 Jake Leberl
3 Sam Sloma
14 Paul Benson
18 Ben Strevens

Substitutes

30 Nicky Eyre (GK)
23 Chris Moore
7 Sam Saunders (on 81 mins)
10 Paolo Vernazza
26 Jamie Taylor

Referee: C Harwood
Attendance: 1,269

DiggerDagger's Man Of The Match


Paul Benson

Ran The Lambs Ragged All Match


 

 

 

 

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