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𝙆𝙞𝙣𝙜'𝙨 𝙇𝙮𝙣𝙣 𝙈𝙖𝙩𝙘𝙝 𝙍𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙣𝙜𝙨: 𝚃𝚑𝚎 𝚁𝚎𝚜𝚞𝚕𝚝𝚜

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  A competent and workmanlike performance from Dagenham & Redbridge as they soared past King's Lynn Town with a comfortable 3-0 victory. The sun was shining down as McMahon’s men made it three consecutive wins with Paul McCallum, Angelo Balanta and Matt Robinson all on the scoresheet. I mean, they weren't the strongest of opponents, but we can only beat what is in front of us and that's what the Daggers did. It was a strange game, with Dagenham on top for most of it, but there were few highlights other than those three goals.  However, when they did come, the goals were delightful; the pick of the lot being Angelo Balanta's incredible half-volley strike. Will Wright also played his part in the opener with a lovely ball into the box to Paul McCallum who is, to the relief and joy of supporters, now hitting some sort of form! The second goal-scorer was also a contender for MOTM, just missing out, (but we'll get to that later) as he got onto the scoresheet again - a

Match Ratings: King's Lynn

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𝐒𝐨𝐥𝐢𝐡𝐮𝐥𝐥 𝐌𝐚𝐭𝐜𝐡 𝐑𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐬: The Results

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Dagenham & Redbridge secured back-to-back victories at Victoria Road in a five-goal thriller against Solihull Moors. The action-packed affair saw the hosts come from behind early on and go on to win the game thanks to goals from George Saunders, Angelo Balanta and Matt Robinson, despite a late Rooney goal – McMahon’s men showing great character and quality throughout. These are the average ratings of the scores YOU gave our players: So, a slight variation, but on the whole a fairly level playing field when it comes to the performance, all consistent with each other - consistently good. Just the one player narrowly missing out on the rating of 7+ from the starting XI - Joey Jones with 6.9 - but there were also four 8+ performances. On the 8+ club, I agree on all those included, though perhaps Vilhete and Clark deserve to be in there - arguably Sagaf - but their rating is near enough for their efforts, I suppose. So, now to your MOTM, like Tuesday there were several contenders and,

𝙎𝙤𝙡𝙞𝙝𝙪𝙡𝙡 𝙈𝙖𝙩𝙘𝙝 𝙍𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙣𝙜𝙨

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𝙍𝙚𝙩𝙪𝙧𝙣 𝙤𝙛 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙈𝙖𝙘𝙠: 𝙳𝚘𝚖𝚒𝚗𝚊𝚗𝚝 𝙳𝚊𝚐𝚐𝚎𝚛𝚜 𝙳𝚎𝚏𝚎𝚊𝚝 𝚂𝚙𝚒𝚝𝚏𝚒𝚛𝚎𝚜

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  A dominant, yes, dominant victory from Dagenham was secured as the spitfires were left spiralling out of control on Tuesday night. Getting back to winning ways, an excellent performance, was testament to the determination, professionalism and quality shown by every man in red and blue at Victoria Road on Tuesday. The State Of Play From that summary, you’d have thought Eastleigh were fledgling at the bottom of the National League table – given the Daggers’ form of three consecutive losses. But, Strevens’ Spitfires were still very much in the play-off race going into this one. Despite having lost their way in recent weeks, the Blues were very much still in the hunt; this game a perfect opportunity to make everyone aware they were challenging. However, it was a different outlook for the Daggers who sought to halt their losing streak after the three-game winless run they’d been on had seemingly put them out of the play-off picture. No chance at play-offs, the general feeling, tho

𝙀𝙖𝙨𝙩𝙡𝙚𝙞𝙜𝙝 𝙈𝙖𝙩𝙘𝙝 𝙍𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙣𝙜𝙨: 𝚃𝚑𝚎 𝚁𝚎𝚜𝚞𝚕𝚝𝚜

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  A dominant, yes, dominant victory from Dagenham was secured as the spitfires were left spiralling out of control on Tuesday night. Getting back to winning ways, an excellent performance, was testament to the determination, professionalism and quality shown by every man in red and blue at Victoria Road on Tuesday. That's a summary of the team display, now to individuals, and YOUR player ratings which are somewhat an improvement on weeks gone by (it's the first time we've done player ratings on a victory!)... A fantastic display, as aforementioned, a stark contrast to what I remember, as I write this - the performance put in against Aldershot. This showing had everything and was certainly one the Daggers can be proud of - I say it had everything as most importantly it had goals - something that has been in short supply for McMahon's men this season! These player ratings do, as ever, reflect accurately on the performances of each player, some including the likes of; Kenn

Match Ratings: DAGGERS V Eastleigh

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Bromley Match Ratings: The Results

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  'Good' just wasn't good enough today for the Daggers as a Michael Cheek goal saw them slump to a 1-0 defeat, a third consecutive loss. Without a point in April, the Daggers remain in 17th with 9 games to play. Groundhog day, much?  This feeling of a lack of progression this season, despite a good March, has rightly left supporters frustrated and with questions they want answered as to how, with all the backing the manager has received - there is, as of today, no improvement on league position.  I feel if the team had performed and churned out result at the beginning of the season, this type of day (being less common) would be accepted - but this 'played well but lost' has happened on too many occasions this season.  It has often been a tale of woes in front of goal that has put us in this position this season and today was no exception - the chance conversion a major issue. Paul McCallum not being able to reach the levels this season; Michael Cheek has for Bromley

𝐌𝐚𝐭𝐜𝐡 𝐑𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐬: 𝐃𝐀𝐆𝐆𝐄𝐑𝐒 𝐕 𝐁𝐫𝐨𝐦𝐥𝐞𝐲

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𝗔𝗹𝗱𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗵𝗼𝘁 𝗠𝗮𝘁𝗰𝗵 𝗥𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴𝘀: The Results

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Dagenham’s play-off hopes were extinguished for another year at Victoria Road, as a lacklustre display saw Daryl McMahon’s side condemned to a 2-0 defeat. It was not as if Aldershot played out of their skin; it was just despondent from the Daggers with a severe lack of urgency, belief and intent - to be of grave concern.  A Jon Nouble goal fifteen seconds into the second half was enough to seal the deal for Danny Searle’s Aldershot. Yes, the timings of the goals were less than ideal, but that's not to excuse a performance which was poor from start to finish - simply not good enough. The Daggers will need to pick themselves up sharpish going into a clash with Woodman's Bromley on Saturday - a tough(er) test.  But, for now, let's see what YOU  the supporters had to say on this display with your player ratings: The fans' player ratings after the Easter Monday defeat Grim reading. Yet representative of the frustration felt by all at a poor performance - result aside - a poo

𝗠𝗮𝘁𝗰𝗵 𝗥𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴𝘀: 𝗗𝗔𝗚𝗚𝗘𝗥𝗦 𝗩 𝗔𝗹𝗱𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗵𝗼𝘁

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Pools At The Double As Daggers Sink To Narrow Defeat

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  A close encounter eventually saw the Daggers defeated by Hartlepool, a narrow defeat, but one that could have big implications in terms of Dagenham's play-off prospects - seemingly now dashed? In spite of the defeat, there were positives to take: Matt Robinson reaching a milestone while being on hand for a goal; Mauro Vilhete on form and an overall good display. BUT, there were reasons why we lost and I’ll look at them below. The State of Play A weekend that looked to be a defining one in Dagenham’s season, the play-offs within reach and yet slipping way; a confidence boost of defeating Torquay – would it kickstart yet another run? There was intrigue going into this very tough clash at Victoria Park with Hartlepool still going strong in the upper reaches of the Vanarama National League – sitting 2 nd before a ball was kicked on Good Friday. Dave Challinor’s side hoped to make it a great Friday and despite the gap in terms of league position – Daggers supporters remain