Showing posts from December, 2018

Disjointed Daggers Defeated

There was an unbeaten run to uphold against some familiar faces when Dagenham faced Barnet who sat 10th in the league. The Bees were also searching for three points to maintain their push for the play-offs and they new they were up against a tough, in - form Dagenham side. Despite having that confidence from their unbeaten the hosts didn't want to become complacent as they looked to continue their surge up the table. Looking at the teams, a notable absence for the home side was midfield maestro Jack Munns who has proved vital in recent weeks, this is evidenced by a string of Man of the Match performances. Peter Taylor was no doubt thinking about New Years Day at Orient as he looked to do the double over them with the team selection. The Daggers got the game underway with Tony Roberts watching on the legendary Daggers keeper but it wasn't them who had the first opportunity of the game as Shaquile Coulthirst dragged his effort wide which didn't trouble Justham. The visitors

Balanta-Claus delivers

A 226 mile round trip awaited Dagenham fans as they headed to The Peninsula Stadium for the first time in their history. This was a place where the home side hadn't lost since April so it was always going to be a tough test against the title challengers. The last game before Christmas for both sides and there was a little bit of Christmas in the air up north with festive songs being played and a few Santa hats in sight. An early Christmas present in the form of a win and all three points was there for the taking but who would be heading home with them was the big question. The visitors got the game underway but had the small share of possession early on with a couple of chances finding the hands of Justham not troubling him though in the slightest. One of these tamed efforts saw Rooney's glancing header gifted, much like a present, to Justham. Salford nearly found themselves in front from a corner as it was played to the edge of the box however the shot was deflected and Pon

Halifax hold disappointed Daggers

Just over a thousand non league fanatics attended Victoria Road and braved the cold to watch an in form Dagenham side go up against FC Halifax Town. There was great expectation on The Daggers' shoulders as they looked to make it seven wins out of eight and continue their four game winning streak but The Shaymen looked to deny them that victory. The visitors who were supported by 47 dedicated fans got the game underway and won four set pieces in the opening few minutes. After instantly winning a free kick Halifax won a corner that lead to another after Kosylo's effort was deflected behind. Eventually after an opening five minutes of pressure Dagenham cleared it into the opposition half, it is safe to say the away side were very quick out of the blocks however they didn't find the net. The pressure was relieved but only for a few minutes as Kosylo Halifax's No.7 again took a shot on goal this time forcing Justham to tip it over. The resulting corner again saw Justham