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Late drama settles it at Silverlake

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Away V Eastleigh
It was a cold day in Hampshire as it was across the whole of England, it felt like Autumn had come. The BT Sport cameras had come as well, both sides looked to shine on television hoping someone from the football league was watching. The away side got the game underway and started the better of the two sides in the early knockings of the game. But after the first couple of minutes the home side looked to get their noses in front, Yeates put a couple of crosses in without reply. You could see early on that he was going to be a threat with his ability to take people on.

Adeloye got his first chance of the half after winning a free kick due to a good move from Dagenham, it was within shooting distance but he couldn't get it to dip soon enough. He one another soon after this time to the right of the box however Hoyte's delivery was easily cleared. They had a good spell but couldn't turn chances into goals as another set piece was cleared without issue. That m…

Daggers spirit frustrates Spireites

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There was a positive and optimistic buzz around Victoria Road after news during the week of an investment. The other positive was the club's recent form, that form meant a win would be a third in three games and a draw would extend their unbeaten run to four games. Dagenham got the game underway but it was the visitors who had the first major chance as 6ft 7in Denton put his first attempt for his new club over the bar.

He was second in the air soon after as Reid crossed it in but Robinson beat him to it, much to the frustration of Chesterfield who thought they'd be winning 99% of their aerial duels now - with Denton. Dagenham had an opportunity up the other end when Harfield whipped in and Romain headed it behind. That missed opportunity proved to be costly as below average defending saw Shaw play it across the face of goal to Weston who tapped it home in front of the Bury road end!

That goal was undeserved in some respects considering how the two sides started but from that…

Chesterfield Preview

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The Daggers are on the up and they will be looking to keep their recent defensive record in tact. Not forgetting their unbeaten run which they will be looking to extend to four games on the back of two wins. If the hosts were to pick up all three points today they will go above Chesterfield in the table and climb out of the relegation zone. Ollie Harfield praised the Dagenham fans ahead of the game against Chesterfield appreciating their dedication and support. Also saying he feels and hopes that with the home crowd behind them they can get something out of the game today. However, he warned that The Spireites shouldn't be underestimated despite them not picking up many points so far this season.
So then onto Chesterfield an established football league side who have only registered three points away from home this season and that was on the first day of the season. They are winless in seven and last time out they just couldn't break down Dover as they drew 0-0 at The Proact! …

Deserved Daggers dig deep

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It was always going to be a close match but possession wise that wasn't the case as Dagenham dominated for the majority. However, it got to around the 80th minute 0-0, the hosts were throwing everything at it in order to come away with all three points. It was these sort of moments that decide a season I was thinking to myself and then the whistle blew and he pointed to the spot...



The summer was coming to an end and so was hopefully The Daggers' winless run. There was a sense of optimism in the air and a feeling of today had to be the day - if not now, when? The Iron brought 61 supporters hoping that they could give them their first win of the season. The home side got the game underway but had the slowest start after conceding two corners one of which was cleared off the line it didn't bode well for The Daggers.

Balls out wide to Harfield were poor as Dagenham looked to spread the play, poor touches leading to throws and overhit balls summed up their start. However, some…

Braintree Preview

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This is a match between two sides, 50 miles and 1 point apart, they have one aim 3 points. Both sides are without a win in eight so today neither side will be happy with a draw. They will both leave everything out there on the pitch - on the great Victoria Road turf. Under the floodlights there will be a fierce battle with these being the two bottom side,  the team who comes away with nothing will be at the foot of the table further adrift from safety.
As it Stands:                        P  W  D  L  GD  23 Braintree   8   0   3   5   -7 24 Daggers    8    0  2   6   -6
Dagenham are the side with the better goal difference scoring one more goal than The Iron however both teams have conceded 13 goals in eight games. So on paper it looks to be a high scoring match but we can't make assumptions in English football - for all we know it could be 0-0! Braintree are the second lowest scorers in the division so a narrow win or LOSS is a possibility. 
The Daggers will be hoping to beat ne…

Self- sabotaging Salford

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A self-sabotaging Salford City struggled to a draw in a match which saw them have a goal disallowed due to a moment of idiocy from Rooney which saw him given offside denying what should have been a certain goal.  As well as that debacle Lloyd let his side down as he saw red after a second bookable offence due to his dive in the area. 

Salford got the game underway and dominated possession in the early stages playing Dagenham off the pitch with their fluidity and accuracy. Their first chance was a poor one as Wiseman's cross sailed over the heads of the Daggers back line and behind for a goal kick. For the next five minutes it was end to end stuff with McQueen's heavy delivery up one end and Gaffney's low driven strike in front of the home fans went straight down the throat of Justham. Salford's possession wasn't counting for anything though as The Ammies caused no real threat to Dagenham on the goal scoring front.

They tested the strength of the host's defence …

Salford Preview

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So today the Daggers go up against Salford a side who have made a rapid climb up the football pyramid. However, everyone knows the main drive behind their success MONEY the ' Class of 92' investors are now synonymous with the name Salford City FC. Despite them not being foreign investors with a huge amount of cash it still annoys many who claim they bought their way up the leagues. But it is just a reminder that the current state of football revolves around money, for example the top flight's top 6 are set apart by their financial state and most noticeably Man City (UAE) who arguably bought the title last season.

But these notes and coins were much needed by our beloved Daggers and that statement on Wednesday put a smile on every Daggers face. It read as follows:

'At the recent fans forum Club Managing Director, Steve Thompson, informed supporters that the shareholders were in discussions with two consortia regarding investment into the club.
One of these parties is mad…