Daggers 5 Torquay 3 FULL TIME

Wes Thomas makes it 5-3 on the stroke of full time at Victoria Road!

Well, thanks for your company today, its all quiet at Victoria Road now after quite an afternoon.

Daggers continue to score goals at will this season, though they will need t tighten up defensively, as that is the message coming from the players and management.

Shrewsbury are next here on Tuesday night, so join me again for that one.


Its 5-3 here as Thomas scores in the last minute, more to come in a second!

This is getting too much for me!

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GOALFLASH A screamer from Carayol puts Torquay within one goal of equalising!

GOALFLASH Elliot Benyon taps home from close range after poor defending from Daggers, so there is life in the visitors yet!

75MINS: Theres a rare chance for players and supporters to grab some breath at the moment, as its been at least 10 minutes since a goal!

Daggers still looking to get forward and attack at every opportunity though, there is no sitting back on a lead from a side managed by John Still.

GOALFLASH Now Scott is on target, backheeling in Greens corner in some style!

If that was done in the Prem, theyd be raving about it, a seriously classy finish!

65MINS: Well, there is seemingly no lull in play here as Wroe pulls a goal back after Green netted twice.

It is completely end to end here, although you would think that Daggers have enough of a cushion, but who knows...

He has also added: I was just about to start cheering about Green's first goal and he gets a second?

Here's what we need - to give someone a good thrashing. I hope they go for blood!

Come on Benno, join in!!

Its taken a while to get to the emails, but JB says: Poole - isn't he a free agent? How much red-tape can there be surrounding him?

And his wages can't be that high from the club history he has.

While Gainy is doing well, we're a little thin on the ground squad-wise and I reckon we could do with him.

Maybe all the fans should throw an extra few quid in the pot for him!!

GOALFLASH Nicky Wroe pulls one back from the penalty spot, it was a very harsh award after Arber was adjudged to have fouled Benyon.

GOALFLASH And now its 3-0!! Danny Green gets his second, by cutting into the box and drilling it high into the net, party time here!

GOALFLASH Danny Green hits the second with a lovely strike from distance, making it 2-0 with his first goal for the club!

50MINS: A scrappy start to the second half here, as neither side have settled into their rhythm yet.

Scott has won a freekick in a dangerous position though.

JB back: So, any gossip on Poole?

Now that we have a little cash, are we likely to get our man?

From what I gather, Poole wont be signing in the immediate future, as the money Daggers got from Magnus wasnt enough to bring the winger in.

With Gain in such goalscoring form though, do they really need him?!

Players are out for the second half now

HALF TIME: Good first period for the Daggers there, and they should have been 2-0 up, but uncharacteristically, Benson missed from close range, when he too was left unmarked.

It was set up by some good work from Josh Scott - and it is he and Taiwo who have been the standout players from the first half so far.

35MINS: What a let off for Daggers there as Sills, in acres of space, balloons his shot wide from about 8 yards out.

They are starting to get back into it slightly, although the hosts have just hit the bar through Taiwo's awesome free kick from about 35 yards out!


JB has some more words: Great start for the Daggers - now we need to tear into this lot and break their spirits early. A few teams will still fear us and if we can deflate them early enough we can control this game and stay joint top.

Nice to see Gainy scoring - 10 more mins before I start calling for *that* substitution?

Also, as it stands, we're joint top with Notts County.

Oh for the days of Ritchie thumping in a 25 yarder to make it 6.....

25MINS: Daggers have been inspired since that goal has gone in, and it cou

ld have been two had Griffiths shot not gone inches wide of the post.

The strike has also unsettled Torquay too, as they are getting

GOALFLASH Peter Gain gives Daggers the lead with a fine strike from the edge of the box.

Top finish that from the experienced midfielder, picked up a flick by Scott and buried it into the far corner, only his second Daggers goal, but it was worth the wait!

15MINS: Both sides are coming close here, but Torquay providing the more likely goal threats.

Roberts was very lucky to get away with trying to beat two visiting attackers after being sold woefully short by Arber. When he had the danger cleared, he tried another trick and had to bring down his man, but the fk lef to nothing.

Rendell has gone close too, but was flagged offside.

JB has been in touch again - a warm welcome today

Gutted I couldn't make it today (saving up!), but the BBC showing highlights for the *better* leagues as well this year is possibly the best news I have had in a while!

Jon Nurse was included in the goals of the week (although Benson's wasn't - strange for such a smooth finish...). Not heard about the injury all week, so hopefully he will be included.

Shame about Cardiff but considering the strength of them we did very respectably. We need a good cup run (money and prestige) but I am glad to be out of that one - the FA Cup is more lucrative (TV and national interest) and the JPT we have a good chance of doing well, so forgetting the Carling Cup is just fine by me.

Very impressed with the way we're playing - I hope we don't have to test the squad depth too much this year. However, getting Poole might just 'spawn' a few extra goals....

I am not sure about a 2-2 draw - more likely to be the exact opposite. Or Daggers sneaking a 3-2 victory

Up the Daggers

Nurse didnt recover from the injury, but the signs with Benson and Scott are promising to date. I was surprised Benson's finish didnt make it either...

5MINS: Good start to the game here, with the away fans situated merely a few metres from me in good voice.

Neither side have really threatened yet, but Josh Scott showed his strength to keep possession, although he was in an offside position.

Actually, hotmail isn't working for me today - so the messages from Jamey Barron and Daggers Sid are unreadable at the moment, please send anything through to seagulls20@yahoo.com

Remember, you can always get in touch on daggersmatch@live.co.uk


Josh Scott earns his first start for Daggers after netting against Cardiff in the week.

Apart from that one change, manager John Still keeps the same side that defeated Crewe Alexandra last weekend.

Daggers: Tony Roberts, Scott Doe, Scott Griffiths, Mark Arber, Will Antwi, Danny Green, Stuart Thurgood, Solomon Taiwo, Peter Gain, Paul Benson, Josh Scott.

Subs: Chris Lewington, Alex Bentley, Abu Ogogo, Graeme Montgomery, Billy Bingham, Harlee Dean.

Torquay: Scott Bevan, Kevin Nicholson, Chris Robertson, Nicky Wroe, Chris Hargreaves, Wayne Carlisle, Danny Stevens, Kieran Charnock, Tim Still, Scott Rendell.

Subs: Martin Rice, Michael Brough, Mark Ellis, Elliot Benyon, Lee Hodges, Mustapha Carayol, Steve Adams.

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