Shrews 2 Daggers 1 FULL TIME

Daggers are beaten 2-1 at Shrewsbury Town

Well then, assistant manager Terry Harris is disappointed with his defence for the two goals conceded and also the red card handed out to Scott Doe.

See a full report in the Post on Tuesday and also an exclusive interview with French defender Roman Vincelot.

FULL TIME - Daggers are beaten 2-1 here, more to come in a bit

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Skarz in the book now for an obvious pull back with Vincelot racing clear - Roberts up for the free kick, but it is hacked clear by Shrews.

Ball isnt sticking upfront for the visitors though and it looks like Daggers will suffer their fourth defeat at this ground today.

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Free kick to Daggers midway into the half - chance! Comes to nothing though and Shrews attack.

Shrews playing keep ball in the corner flag, I never like watching that.


Oh dear, that was a poor dive from Gain there, trying to win a penalty when it was never on.

Finally, a good spell for Daggers and Gain tests Button from 20 yards, but the keeper smothers the shot.

Daggers looking for an equaliser, three at the back now with Vincelot moving to a more advanced position.

Spiller is taken off and its Currie on now to a muted reception as he spent a time at the club earlier in his career.

84MINS: Hibbert puts another header over, while Currie is stripped and ready to come off the bench now.

Thomas on now too - Danny Green is off.

Benson is doing his best upfront - but its a thankless task today.

75MINS: Neal shoots well over, but its looking gloomy for Daggers now, they can't seem to get out of their own half.

Good first touch from Vincelot to head clear, Ogogo has gone to centre half, strange that Walsh wasn't brought on instead,

A substitute too, Vincelot on for Josh Scott, not sure how this will alter the line up now.

And now Gain is in the book, its all going wrong.


Bizarre chain of events there. The referee gave a free kick, Leslie put the loose ball into the top corner from 25 yards, but the official had already blown and sent off Doe for an apparent elbow.

Green stood there with his arms over his head, and he was the nearest to the challenge - there is a look of disbelief on the visitors, but the ref was proably looking to send someone off after Ogogo's fould earlier.

With a strong bench, it must also be mentioned that its surprising Daggers have not made a change yet.

69MINS: Ooh, very close for Daggers there as Scotts shot is deflected just over, before Button tips Gains left-footed rasping drive away,

Best not mention the corner routine between Green and Spiller, which saw the ball rolled out for a goalkick just when it looked like they had the chance to put Shrews under more pressure.

Gain sends a right foot shot over the bar after good work from Ogogo. The youngster has been very calm this half despite the stick he continues to get, which is to his credit.

65MINS: Roberts saves from Robinson at his near post, it does look like a matter of time for the hosts now.

Kingwilson has been back in touch: All gone wrong then! Hows Spiller playing today? Best I saw him play was 2nd half against Crewe. Just wondering if he's maintained that form or been anonymous?

He has looked decent in possession today, but is in and out of the game, especially in this half. There is no-one in the Daggers midfield taking this game by the scruff of the neck, and that is becoming more and more apparent. I thought Pack was having a decent game too, but its Gain at the moment who is driving the side forward on the left flank.

58MINS: Lovely football from the hosts as Dunfield's cross is headed by Hibbert into the path of Leslie, but his aim is wayward.

Daggers will do well not to find themselves 3-1 down soon if this continues, they do look second best out there.

Pack tries to respond for the visitors - but his shot is nearer the corner flag,

54MINS: So close to 3-1 there as Hibbert's low drive brushed the side netting. Half the ground thought it was in, it wasnt.

Chance for Daggers there but Benson's header is straight at Button.

Shrews getting a lot of joy from Hibbert knocking the ball wide to Lewis Neal at every opportunity.

49MINS: Hideous miscommunication at the back as Day eventually puts one behind for a corner and Langmead heads the resulting setpiece just wide.

Crowd are straight on Ogogo's back again, and his first clearance is charged down - Gain had a word with him at the start, he needs to keep calm.

Right then, we're back underway now - no changes for either side.

HALF TIME There goes the whistle and a game that started so well for Daggers ends in disappointment.

They will have to do much better when in possession in the second 45.

Dangerous free kick for Daggers now - comes to nothing though.


Sloppy, sloppy goal for Daggers to concede there. Benson and Scott gave away possession earlier in the move and then from the resulting cross, Pack headed it back towards goal, Leslie got in front of Ogogo and hooked it into the corner.

The visitors really switched off then and have paid the price.

Pressure from Shrews, another corner to them.

As expected, 6 minute of added time here.

43MINS: Daggers midfield putting in a good shift here and Gain sends over a cross for Green, whose shot is charged down, while the abuse of Ogogo is merciless.

Worringly, Ogogo's last two touches have sent the ball straight out of play - the abuse is clearly getting to the right back.

As expected, every touch of the ball by Ogogo is met with a chorus of boos, lets hope it doesnt get to the youngster as Daggers need every player out there.

36MINS: Since we've come back, Shrews have been in charge, with some penalty box pinball in the Daggers box, while Robinson had a shot deflected over by Day.

Important period for the visitors, they dont want to be conceding again here.

Ok, we're back on now and that will mean plenty of injury time to come.

Disley is stretchered off here, as Steven Leslie takes his place.

Ogogo will have to be careful now as he will be under the scrutiny for a while - Arber is pleading his team-mates innocence to Paul Simpson, but assistant boss Terry Harris may well give Vincelot his debut at some point to rest Ogogo from the home fans ire.

Attendance is in now as 4,812 - 110 from the Daggers, a good turnout?

Yellow for Ogogo as he clattered Disley while the ball was in the air. The Shrews player has barely moved and I must admit I feared for the right back there after his red against Macclesfield earlier in the season.

It doesnt look too good for the midfielder here, and a paramedic has trudged on, I say trudged, as she barely made it over there.

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28MINS: Excellent move there with Ogogo and Green combining, but the right backs cross is deflected into the path of Button.

After those early goals, but sides are going back to some sporadic attempts at attacking.

Shrews looking the more threatening here, and they are getting the better of Jamie Day on the right flank. Both Taylor and Robinson have crosses charged down, while Dunfield volleys well over.

A minute ago, Scott had the ball in a good position though, but his driven shot was just behind Benson.

Dean Holden is off for hosts and Danny Taylor has come off, the right back must have picked up an injury there.

17MINS: That goal has lifted the hosts and both Robinson and Skarz have sent shots over. Daggers dont want to let another one in here.


And out of nowhere, the Shrews are level. Robinson played a nice ball out to Neal, and though his cross didn't look the most dangerous, it was tucked away by Hibbert. Daggers defending was a bit casual there, something they will need to tighten up.

12MINS: Daggers looking confident here and its obvious their tactic is to hit Benson as early as possible. Why not too, as he flying now.

Kingwilson has also emailed in, always good to hear from you: Sounds like a good start. Earlier goal is exactly what we needed away from home, nice to have something to protect, hopefully we can pick them off on the counter!

Definitely is the start Daggers would have wanted, and if they can get Benson away again, his confidence is most certainly up.

That has silenced the home fans and they must be regretting not signing the striker as he has now got five goals agains them this season.


Well, what a goal that was - Gain made a fine challenge in midfield, Green laid the ball forward to Benson, and just he was looking to play in Josh Scott, he looked up and drove the ball into the top corner across Button's dive. A stunning finish and the second goal he has netted against former Daggers loanee Button this season.

3MINS: All a bit scrappy here so far as Josh Scott fails to keep hold of possession upfront.

Marlon Pack looks to have settled in the middle and is tidy on the ball so far, but neither keeper has been tested and the pitch is starting to cut up already.

Daggers to kick off - here we go

Teams are out now, mascots are running off and we are moments away from the start - a smattering of Daggers fans to my right, can Daggers win at this stadium for the first time after suffering three defeats in the last two seasons?

Dagenham Sid has this question: So what's in your cd collection then?

On the way up in the car it has to be said, it was a bit of Jet, followed by Weezer - definitely no Mr Williams!

On another note, it seems like the hosts have to play the whole of Robbie Williams back catalogue, as let me entertain you follows angels. Neither songs would make my cd collection it must be said...

Just looking at the pitch, it is cutting up already during the warm ups, so I'm expecting a fair few comedy bobbles today - crowd is starting to come in, but its looking fairly sparse at the moment.

An early message in from Dagenham Sid says: Did you know that Poitiers, where French legend Romain Vincelot is from, has the second oldest university in France? Oh la la! You can have that one for free!

Must admit that I didnt know that, but as they say, you do learn something new every day!

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Good afternoon and welcome to the Prostar Stadium for todays League Two clash between Dagenham & Redbridge and Shrewsbury Town.

Manager John Still has made no changes to the side that defeated Crewe last weekend, but new French signing Roman Vincelot is on the bench ahead of Tommy Tejan-Sie.

Daggers: Tony Roberts, Abu Ogogo, Jamie Day, Scott Doe, Mark Arber, Danny Green, Marlon Pack, Danny Spiller, Peter Gain, Josh Scott, Paul Benson.

Subs: Jon Nurse, Wes Thomas, Darren Currie, Roman Vincelot, Graeme Montgomery, Chris Lewington, Phil Walsh.

Shrews: David Button, Dean Holden, Joe Skarz, Terry Dunfield, Craig Disley, Kelvin Langmead, David Hibbert, Jake Robinson, Lewis Neal, Shane Cansdell-Sheriff, Kevin McIntyre.

Subs:Kris Bright, Paul Murray, Steve Leslie, Harry Hooman, Chris Neal, Danny Taylor, Jon Taylor.

The Post is running live updates from the Prostar Stadium for Daggers League Two clash with Shrewsbury Town today.

John Still's side will be looking to pick up their first victory at the home of the Shrews and could include new signing, French full back Romain Vincelot in their squad.

Full team news will be available from 2.45pm.

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