Dagenham United FC
Dagenham United FC
The Daggers established 1961

Saturday Reserves - Essex Alliance League 0 - 3 Chigwell Men’s Club

Away | 08 September 2018 | Attendance: 4

Dagenham made the short trip to Met Police Ground to face Chigwell Men’s Club in their second fixture of the 2018/2019 season.

With high hopes of picking up 3 points for the second game on the bounce, Dagenham‘s optimising was quickly Dampened when greeted with the state of the pitch and equipment on show. Goals with large holes in the net, no corner flags etc and a pitch literally on a 5ft incline hill. 

Dagenham struggled to adapt to the poor conditions and were caught out with a couple of quick goals, one of which could be described as a “ghost goal” as it did not even settle in the goal net, instead seemingly going through a hole, but alas a goal was contentiously given. 

First half saw a real struggle to get a foothold in the game with the pitch incline playing a major factor in struggling to play our way up the field, sapping players energy levels quickly. 

Second half saw a much better opening and Dagenham produced some good chances, going through on goal on at least 2 occasions when they were incorrectly flagged for offside. A referee that unfortunately had a woeful performance did not help matters and so Dagenham were unable to find their rhythm with the game constantly being stopped and started. 

All in all a bad day at the office and work to do ahead of next weeks tough home fixture vs Sungate Reserves. 

The ability is plain to see in the side, but as with all new sides, it’s about getting a side clicking and climbing up the table. 

On to next week the Daggers go! 

Starting Line Up

GK
George Mitson
DF
Junior Affainie
DF
Chris Mascall
DF
Bradley Woolward
MD
Luke Harrold
MD
Reece Martin
MD
Rodang Ngesang
MD
Craig Rivers
MD
Nana Ogyekum
ST
Jeff Nketia
ST
Rashid Matabaro

Substitues

DF
Samuel Atoki
DF
Bradley Young
MD
Ore Oluade