Daggers 0 Darlington 1 Full Time

Daggers are beaten by a dubious Pawel Abbott goal at Victoria Road

FULL TIME - DAGGERS 0 DARLO 1

Strevens not happy with the officials as Daggers are beaten, claiming from his position, the goal was offside, and it did look marginal from the press box.

Daggers drop out of the play-offs with that defeat and now face an ever-improving Bournemouth side on Tuesday night.

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80MINS - DAGGERS 0 DARLO 1

Roberts has just made a good save for the cameras, but at the moment, Daggers dont look like getting their way back into this match.

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Nwokeji has come on for Nurse, but its going to take something special to draw this, as Ritchie tries his luck, but its straight at the keeper.

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70MINS - DAGGERS 0 DARLO 1

Highly contentious here as Darlo take the lead through Abbott, but Daggers defenders are all appealing for offside against the striker.

Benson has even gone in the book for his part in the remonstrations, and there are 15 minutes left for the hosts to save them now!

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60MINS - DAGGERS 0 DARLO 0

Its all about yellow cards here as first Carlton then Ravenhill have gone in the book for stern challenges.

Magnus has also been shown a yellow, and the amount of stoppages is affecting the flow of the game, with neither keeper unduly tested.

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50MINS - DAGGERS 0 DARLO 0

Daggers have made a good start to the second half with Benson and Strevens causing trouble as is Ritchie on the left flank.

The wind, which has now died down somewhat, doesnt appear to be much of a factor in this half, so Daggers will be looking to get that vital opener.

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HALF TIME - DAGGERS 0 DARLO 0

Goalless at the break then, but Daggers could have taken the lead but Nurse skied his effort from 18 yards.

The visitors are definitely one of the more physical teams to visit Victoria Road this season, so we'll see what happens after the break

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35MINS - DAGGERS 0 DARLO 0

Roberts has just pulled of a stunning save to keep Daggers level as Ravenhill's low shot came through a crowd, and he somehow turned it around for a corner.

Daggers still trying to press forward whenever they can, but they haven't come close to another goal yet, and if they did, whose to say it would be allowed anyway?!

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25MINS - DAGGERS 0 DARLO 0

Daggers had the ball in the net a moment ago, but Benson was rightly adjudged offside.

The hosts are stepping up the tempo though as it is they who have the pressure and they have just had another goal chalked off too with Benson scoring, but the ref has presumably ruled it out for a push.

Anyway, they are definitely getting closer!

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15MINS - DAGGERS 0 DARLO 0

Darlington looking dangerous from set plays here as Carlton flashed a header over from a corner, but Daggers are working hard to get going in this game.

Strevens went on a lung-bursting run before being crowded out by defenders, while Ritchie is getting into some prominent positions on the flank, so there are hopeful signs for the hosts

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5MINS - DAGGERS 0 DARLO 0

Decent opening few minutes here as both sides have had shots, but the wind is going to be the deciding factor today and at the moment, Daggers are playing into it.

Roberts is struggling to get any distance on his kicks as they are coming back, so they are going to have to keep the ball on the ground for the opening half at least.

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Hello and welcome to Victoria Road for todays League Two clash between Daggers and Darlington.

John Still has named an unchanged team for the clash with Jon Nurse keeping his place on the right flank after scoring against Grimsby in midweek.

Glen Southam is in midfield again, while loan signing from Orient, Aiden Palmer, makes his home debut.

Daggers: Roberts, Foster, Palmer, Arber, Okuonghae, Nurse, Southam, Taiwo, Ritchie, Benson, Strevens.

Subs: Hogan, Uddin, Thomas, Nwokeji, Tejan-Sie.

Darlington: Gerken, White, Foster, Kennedy, Abbott, Carlton, Purdie, Valentine, Ravenhill, Burgmeier, Ryan.

Subs: Kazimierczak, Austin, Blundell, Tremarco, Hatch.

If you would like to get in touch today, then email: daggersmatch@live.co.uk

THE RECORDER will be running our Match Day Live service from Victoria Road for today's League Two clash with Darlington.

Team news will be available from 2.45pm, so if you can't get to the game, then what better place to view the action than on the Recorder website.

If you would like to get involved and send any thoughts about the game or Daggers in general, then just email daggersmatch@live.co.uk

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