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Oh… it was so, so good to be back at Victoria Road! The Daggers fell just short of victory but the performance was a real symbol of the progress we’ve made this season. It epitomised the playing style and determination we have seen in recent weeks, which McMahon’s team have received praised for. The performance and attacking style we longed for all season, we’ve been given it for the last 15 games or so and Saturday proved that this team is now more than capable of playing on the offensive against a decent side. That’s definitely reflected in the player ratings that YOU have come up with, though, I'd vouch for even higher ratings for some!: You may think I'm crazy to have higher player ratings than those above, as seven of the Starting XI received scores of 8 or more. But, I'd argue that all of the Starting XI deserve at least a rating of 8, as that Dagenham team was fantastic to a man yesterday - all contributing to a stellar display.  In particular, having watched som

Wrexham Match Ratings

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  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

Chesterfield Match Ratings

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The Daggers got back to winning ways on Saturday; extending their unbeaten run to eight! This means they are still on course to finish the season ten games unbeaten - with the real potential to have won nine of them! Saturday's victory was comfortable to say the least, a 3-0 win at Victoria Road as Mauro Vilhete scored his first goal for the club; McCallum and Balanta also topped up their tallies.  So, yet another pleasing performance, and one which again saw attacking football meet determination, culminating in a great victory - further seeing confidence and trust in this side grow - as it seemingly does match upon match now.  As well as the supporters, Daryl McMahon was a man full of praise for the team - claiming this is the team and partnership (McCallum and Balanta) we've been waiting for all season. COVID and injuries being the reason it hadn't happened earlier he said; also he was ecstatic in reflection of the run we've been on! Although, I believe people were ri

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  So, the winning streak has come to an end, but the pride in this team and admiration for their fight and quality most certainly hasn't - the Daggers more than matching Stockport throughout on Tuesday. Paul McCallum's equaliser before the break cancelled out Madden's earlier opener; from which point onwards, McMahon's men impressed.  So yes, there was a disappointment we couldn't snatch the win and play-off hopes appear now (I know they've been revived several times) but now, certainly over. However, all this is in my view a huge testament to just how far we've come over the last couple of months. There was real fight shown against a strong opposition, whom Dagenham managed to appear superior against at times, and that coupled with a certain level of quality was a delight to watch.  But, unfortunately, the referee lacked much quality and there were a couple of clear occasions where he should've pointed to the spot but elected not too! Though, there were

Stockport Match Ratings

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  This Daggers side have managed to do something no other has since 2003: win six games on the bounce, that feat was secured with victory over Wealdstone on Saturday. McMahon's men made sure to do it in style as they came out 0-5 winners; Matt Robinson securing a first brace and too, Paul McCallum chipped in with two goals - both in red-hot goal-scoring form! Angelo Balanta was the one who opened the scoring making it a resounding five goal win at Grosvenor Vale.  So, a six game winning streak, and the Daggers are certainly flying high - but not flying up the league table! They remain in 11th and the bid for the play-offs looks out of reach, despite the gap being 5 points, there are a few teams in the way - all with games in hand.  The upcoming fixtures will certainly be more demanding than Saturday's encounter, as Dagenham turn their attention to Stockport, but the 0-5 win still required McMahon's men to play well. It was much more of the same from them in Ruislip, their o

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  5 wins in 5! 13 goals in those 5 games, the Daggers we've been waiting for have finally arrived; albeit just a bit too late! The 3-1 victory over Woking on our return to Victoria Road displayed how clinical we've been in recent weeks; ruthless in the box which we haven't been all season. But, it is what we have been in weeks gone by and the main culprits were at it again: Matt Robinson bagging another goal and McCallum finding the net twice! Also, it saw a continuation of free-flowing, attacking football; creating a lot of chances - another very encouraging sign. With us playing with a great deal of width, it was no surprise to see Will Wright get another two assists, but that's credit to the full back who has been brilliant of late - improving a lot under McMahon.  A very encouraging going into next season, as we still remain seven points off the play-offs I have reason to believe that ship has sailed, but I am confident going into next season - taking heart from rec

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Barnet Match Ratings: The Results

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  It was another comprehensive victory for Dagenham & Redbridge who extended their winning streak to four at The Hive – now familiar goal-scorers Paul McCallum and Matt Robinson securing the three points. This latest triumph moves the Daggers into the top half of the table with six games left to play!  Here were YOUR Player Ratings!:  So, again McCallum and Robinson on the scoresheet and they received the highest ratings - with Robinson being crowned your MOTM. But, there was also another player who made it into the 8+ club, as Elliot Johnson impressed in defence.  The defender was many of you supporters’ choice for MOTM as he continued his much-improved form - faultless and commanding, imposing himself on the game.  However, as aforementioned, it was Matt Robinson who (again) took the MOTM title:  So, another win, making it four in a row for the first time since 2018 - an impressive run but frustratingly too late in the day.  But hopefully, we can finish the season strong and carr

Match Ratings: Barnet

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