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Back to back wins?

  It's 13th V 22nd in the National League as The Shots visit Victoria Road, it looks like it should be a comfortable victory now for Dagenham, but that wasn't the case in the reverse fixture as The Daggers were defeated 2-1 in just the fourth game of the season. However times have changed and The Daggers no longer sit three points behind The Shots, the gap is 11 points between them and Aldershot are in real danger of the drop. Today's hosts have come a long way since then with new investors and great signings which saw them shoot up the table whereas Aldershot's season has never really got going with several injuries frustrating Gary Waddock. Here is what he had to say when asked about their current position,  Gary Waddock said to the club TV that '' We are looking for that break, that change of luck’’ believing he has good enough players to get them out of this relegation scrap. A reminder that The Daggers can't be too complacent as with every side i

Superior finishing provides cutting edge.

The Daggers faced an out of source Stones side who had come up short against relegation rivals Maidenhead earlier in the week. Therefore the visitors were strong favourites at The Gallagher Stadium, the home side weren't helped by some of The Daggers' key players committing their futures to the club; this saw the return of Connor Wilkinson most notably. It was the favourites who got the game underway at the second time of asking but Maidstone looked the better side early on.  A great chance for the home side to take an early lead came as Powell struck a ball into the box that found Romain, who forced Justham to palm the ball off his crossbar conceding a corner.  It was a slow start from Dagenham as they were again saved by Justham who got down well conceding another corner kick. This came about as a low cross found Taylor this time who turned the ball goal-wards. After a quiet five minutes compared to the five previous The Daggers found themselves in front, rather


The Daggers got the game underway and had the first opportunity of the game as   Wilkinson ran into the area but he was beaten for strength and penalty appeals were waved away by the referee.  Boreham Wood then won a corner but it was headed over for a goal kick.  Shortly after they won a series of corner kicks which included a block from Goodliffe that consequently went behind.  The Wood had had more chances early on, but Dagenham were in no real danger of conceding.  The Daggers went on another attack, with Wilkinson driving forward and playing it to McQueen who put in a cross that was easily cleared. -                  Up the other end former Dagger Femi put a dangerous low ball into the box that troubled the Dagenham back line and new signing Idris Kanu was there to fire it in! Sloppy defending you could argue from Dagenham, but it was a finish full of power.  Searching for an instant response the hosts won a corner, but it was easily dealt with by Boreham Wood who weren’t le

Review of the year - 2018 Part One

JANUARY – On the first day of the year The Daggers who were pushing for the play offs drew a blank against rivals Leyton Orient at Victoria Road. Five days later they picked up their first win of the calendar year defeating Hartlepool with the help of Cheek, Okenabirhie and a brace from Dan Sparkes. However, three consecutive defeats followed, this saw Dagenham slip to 10 th and five points adrift of the play offs. These defeats included a 3-2 loss to Boreham Wood before a 2-1 defeat to Sutton and to end the month Solihull Moors beat Dagenham 3-1 – this left them 10 th come January 31 st . Their 2018 was heading in the wrong direction and it was about to get worse! …                                                 P      W     D     L     GD     PTS Dagenham & Redbridge          31    12     9     10     8       45 FEBRUARY – It was February 1 st and a directors meeting was being held, it was later confirmed after the meeting that Glyn Hopkin was resigning as a dir