𝘾𝙝𝙚𝙨𝙩𝙚𝙧𝙛𝙞𝙚𝙡𝙙 𝙈𝙖𝙩𝙘𝙝 𝙍𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙣𝙜𝙨: 𝚃𝚑𝚎 𝚁𝚎𝚜𝚞𝚕𝚝𝚜
Well... all good things must come to an end, and Dagenham's unbeaten run is no exception - ending at eight games following defeat to Chesterfield. The returning Spireites crowd certainly played their part (the ref taking their advice) as the Danny Rowe spot-kick sealed the victory for the Spireites.
This saw the hosts come from behind after an early Liam Gordon opener, the full back returning to the starting XI, eventually overcoming a 10-man Daggers side. The Joey Jones dismissal for a second bookable offence is something we have come close to seeing all season - we finally saw it on the penultimate match of the campaign.
So, the ref may have been dictated by the crowd somewhat, a referee's performance obviously a big factor in games - but not the main one - the players above all else dictate the outcome.
So, below are YOUR Player Ratings following the defeat to James Rowe's side:
A fairly accurate reflection of performances in the Player Ratings, displaying the range in levels of performance - lacking consistency throughout the team - which we haven't been used to in recent weeks. Though, it was by no means a horrendous display, just falling short of the performances we've gotten used to and obviously the results.
So, it was by no means a bad performance, and there were some players who should take pride from their performance on Saturday - including the goal-scorer, YOUR MOTM:
Well play-offs are officially out of the question, though I'd ruled that out a week or two ago, and eyes are on the final game of the season - Wrexham (H). Where we as supporters, will be returning to Victoria Road and hopefully see the Daggers end this season on a high.
A win there would see a run of eight out of the last ten games Dagenham would have won - quite remarkable - and form we wish they can carry into next season.
Thanks for getting involved with the ratings, and hope to see some of you at Victoria Road next Saturday,