Daggers 3 Brentford 1 FULL TIME

Daggers earn a stunning win over league leaders Brentford

FULL TIME And that could not have come a moment too soon as I kid you not, the lights have gone out at Victoria Road.

The game had just finished as we are plunged into darkness, but the final whistle had gone, so there can be no complaints, but this is a worry, as it cant keep happening.

GOALFLASH - Damian Spencer pulls one back for the Bees after poor defending from a corner.

80MINS: Just the 10 minutes to go here and Daggers are doing a thoroughly professional job of seeing this one out.

Tackles are being snapped into and every single one has given every ounce of effort, which is being richly rewarded so far.

70MINS: Looking out there at the moment, there isnt one Daggers player who has done himself an injustice tonight.

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To a man, they have been awesome, and wtih 20 minutes remaining, that last plat-off slot is starting to look more attractive!

Griffiths just came close with an effort saved by Hamer, now that would have been the icing on the cake for the hosts.

Legendary press officer Simon Newell has been in touch again, you just can't beat him.

Probably the best performance I've seen for a long time. Looking on my right Paul Simpson the Shrewsbury manager is taking some notes with Geraint Williams the Os manager they must be impressed with the Daggers players. If I had to pick the MOTM now it would be Solomon for his goal but his overall work rate and superb cross field passing.


60MINS: Brentford see two chances fly well over the bar and they do look a beaten side.

There are plenty of oles from the fans and chants of 'can we play you every week' not what the Bees faithful had been expecting before hand, but Daggers are revelling in this and why not!


50MINS: Daggers still coming at the visitors here as Ritchie spanks a shot over.

Both Strevens and Dickson have gone into the book here as the atmosphere on the pitch cranks up a notch too.

HALF TIME What a performance from the Daggers then

Brentford have no idea what hit them, and they look stunned from the home side's onslaught

Can the Daggers keep it up in the second half though and get the points that will see them up to seventh, who knows!

Half time approaching here, and the visitors have been reduced to thumping long balls forward in hope rather than expectation.

If it stays the same, this is without doubt, Daggers best half of football this season!

Robbo has also been in touch: Come on Daggers win today and you can make the play-offs and dent Brentfirds promotion push.

A happy O's fan

What a finish that was from Taiwo, a corner was punched clear and Taiwo took a touch before executing a superb volley into the bottom corner.

Magical stuff from Daggers midfielder there.


25MINS: Brentford are continuing to look nervous out there, but Button has just pulled off a fine save from Bean, after Arber failed to deal with a throughball.

At the other end, Strevens had an audacious shot cleared off the line, while another shot was blocked, and there are more goals in this dont you worry!

Esteemed press officer Simon Newell has this to say: What an atmosphere tonight superb noise the sort of games your going to get in League Two. Perfect night for football. Shakey start but both teams starting to settle.

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The little winger gets his fourth in four games, with a lovely finish past Hamer from the edge of the area.

Has to be said it looked like Benson brought the ball down with his hand in the build up, but you have to play to the whistle, and Bees didnt.

15MINS: Still very frantic out there at the moment, but it has to be said, Daggers are slightly having the better of the game so far.

5MINS: Its 100 mile an hour stuff here, as neither side have a second to settle on the ball.

Chances of note though are Sam Wood almost getting on the end of a cross from Billy Clarke, and then Strevens firing over the bar for Daggers.

I cant describe how different the atmosphere is either tonight, one of the best seen at the ground for a long time!

Its a packed house here, with Brentford fans in the overflow of the home end too, this should be something special at Victoria Road tonight!

Team news

Daggers name an unchanged team for tonights crunch clash with Brentford, meaning that David Button continues between the posts for the hosts.

Brentford are also unchanged for the match, and they could be promoted tonight if they pick up the three points.

Daggers: Button, Foster, Griffiths, Arber, Okuonghae, Saunders, Gain, Taiwo, Ritchie, Benson, Strevens.

Subs: Hogan, Southam, Uddin, Guy, Montgomery.

Brentford: Hamer, Dickson, Bean, Phillips, Bennett, Newton, Hunt, Wood, Williams, Osborne, Clarke.

Subs: Brown, Poole, Spencer, Halls, Williams.

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