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WHAT. A. SEASON! - Part Three

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Despite finishing the year with a 1-0 defeat to Barnet, who had ultimately done the double over Dagenham this season, The Daggers were in good spirits. The first game of the new year came against Orient as Peter Taylor’s side looked to repeat their Boxing Day heroics, but it wasn’t meant to be as The Daggers lost 1-0 in what was a cagey affair at Brisbane Road. After back to back defeats it looked like the new year had brought bad luck to Dagenham after a fabulous end to 2018, now looking to rediscover their form the Essex side faced Boreham Wood. The reverse fixture of the opening day of the season saw The Wood go three up without reply in the first 35 minutes of the encounter and Dagenham looked set for their third straight defeat. However this young side had rediscovered the spirit they had shown in the FA Cup against Boreham Wood and had fought back to go in level at the break with goals from; Wilkinson, Gordon and Angelo Balanta. It was the Colombian’s goal on the stroke of half …

WHAT. A. SEASON! - PART TWO

Looking to put a stop to their recent dip in form The Daggers faced Gateshead in their first game of the month but were defeated 2-0 by the hosts. After yet another defeat in the league this time to Wrexham, where Dagenham only netted due to an own goal, they were now 5 points from safety. Looking for a turning point in the season, it was time for the FA Cup where we made the short trip to Boreham Wood for what proved to be a game to remember. With Umerah scoring from the spot early on things weren’t looking great for the visitors and after a cagey 60 minutes The Daggers seemed to have been dealt their final blow in the 87th minute. A goal from Shaibu looked to have wrapped things up for the hosts but this was the FA Cup and this young Dagenham side weren’t giving up; a quick fire double in the four minutes of additional time took the tie to a replay. The scenes in the away end at Meadow Park were what the FA Cup was all about - drama and magic! That was what Luke Pennell brought to t…

WHAT. A. SEASON! - Part One

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WHAT. A. SEASON!


We have come to the end of yet another rollercoaster of a campaign but this rollercoaster took us to new highs and new lows. Like every season we had our struggles but these struggles saw matters off the pitch dominate conversation at Victoria Road as the club, despite entering the National League for yet another season, were still in desperate need of an owner. Managing to get a manager of high profile, I believe gave many fans hope that there was light at the end of the tunnel as the appointments of Peter Taylor and familiar face Terry Harris brought a smile to many Daggers’ faces. There were however inevitably many new faces at the club with the likes of Will Wright, Harry Donovan, Ben Goodliffe and Lamar Reynolds helping The Daggers in a time of need alongside a few others. The season began away to Boreham Wood where expectations were mixed as many fans had never seen half of this new Daggers outfit kick a ball, though someone they had seen was Angelo Balanta. It w…