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Fixtures announced: How the Dagenham players reacted

PUBLISHED: 11:45 17 June 2015 | UPDATED: 11:45 17 June 2015

Jamie Cureton was all smiles after the fixtures were announced(pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO)

Jamie Cureton was all smiles after the fixtures were announced(pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO)

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A round up of the best social media posts from the Daggers on fixture release day

Matt Partridge is eagerly anticpating the first match at Portsmouth (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO)Matt Partridge is eagerly anticpating the first match at Portsmouth (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO)

The fixture list for the 2015/16 season was released this morning and it has certainly got Dagenham & Redbridge players talking.

Daggers start the season with a trip to Portsmouth on August 8 while there first home is a week later against local rivals later Orient.

Joe Widdowson took to social media to reveal his delight at the fixture list (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO)Joe Widdowson took to social media to reveal his delight at the fixture list (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO)

The first match of the season is one that seems to have captured the imagination of the club’s top scorer last season, Jamie Cureton.

“What a great first game away to Portsmouth should be a sell out lovely place to play football. Can’t wait,” he posted on Twitter.

The trip to the South Coast is also one that seems to appeal to Matt Partridge, fresh from signing a new deal last week.

He took to Twitter to say: “First game of the season away to Portsmouth.. That should be a lively opening day atmosphere.”

The first month of the season is completed a home tie against Exeter on August 18, a trip to Wycombe Wanderers on August 22 and a match at home to Stevenage on August 29.

It’s a run of fixtures that has got left back Joe Widdowson excited about the new season.

“Wow great first few fixtures for us to look forward to this season! Let’s get this show on the road,” he said on Twitter.

Other key fixtures for the Victoria Road outfit include a trip to fellow Londoners Barnet on September 26 and a midweek fixture at Wimbledon on November 24.

The festive matches have been relatively kind, with a home game against Cambridge United on Boxing Day followed by an away day at Stevenage on December 28.

Wayne Burnett’s men start 2016 at Exeter City on January 2 before hosting Barnet at Victoria Road on February 13.

The team visit Orient on April 16 before hosting Wimbledon three days later, with their final home match of the season against Crawley Town on April 30.

Cureton will once again be visiting an old stomping ground on the final day of the season, this time Bristol Rovers, and the veteran frontman is pleased with the fixture list.

“What a first month of games home on Boxing Day and away last game to my old club,” he said on Twitter.

Let’s hope he’ll still be as delighted come May 7.


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