We did it! The Daggers capped a superb season by winning the League Two playoff final at Wembley. In an open game of many chances, Dagenham & Redbridge beat Rotherham United 3-2 to reach the unbelievable heights of English football’s third tier. Goals from Benson, Green and Nurse sealed the win for our third promotion in ten years.
Surely nobody could have predicted Sunday’s playoff semi-final first leg result. With a history of tight games between the clubs – never have we been separated by more than 2 goals – it was hard to see this being any different. However, Dagenham turned in one of their best performances of the season to win by six goals and will go to Christie Park with every confidence.
England boss Fabio Capello named his preliminary 30-man squad for the World Cup yesterday. The majority picked itself but there were still a few raised eyebrows with the likes of Jamie Carragher earning a recall and other tips such as Carlton Cole missing out. Here’s our thoughts on the men entrusted with our summer hopes.
The final home game of the season means awards time for clubs up and down the country. Win, lose or draw, it marks an opportunity to collectively take breath and recognise the achievements of the squad throughout the course of the season. This year’s top trio consisted of stalwart Tony Roberts who finished third, defender Scott Doe who came in second, and 2009/10′s top dog Mark Arber.
If the Daggers get the result they require next week at Darlington to claim a place in the playoffs, Graeme Montgomery will have played a massive part. Two successive home games, two injury-time winning goals and the Daggers now go into the final game of the season in 7th place. The last five games have seen us take an impressive 10 points to keep the season alive and here’s how it happened…