Dagenham United FC
Dagenham United FC
The Daggers established 1961

Date Added 10/09/2017

Our first league game of the 2017/18 season saw the team travelling to Bretons Outdoor Centre for an away match against Tigers JFC Red. The players all turned up early for a team and individual photo shoot with a representative from our sponsor Cypher App, Thank you Ester for taking the time to come and cheer the team on. We were joined shortly afterwards by Seun, Cyphers CEO, It was great to finally meet him, and thank him for his sponsorship in person and also give him a card signed by all the team.

Nerves and excitement were both high as we approached Kick Off. The 1st half saw some good early goals from the opposition. We started slow and it took us a while to find our feet, the other team pushed forward and we saw some fantastic saves from our Goalkeeper Jack.

The players came away from the half time team talk ready to play some football, when they say it’s a game of 2 halves, it really is!! Our players suddenly had their game faces on, the nerves were in the past and every player battled well. Special mention this week to Charlie, he did not stop running, he reminded us all of a Duracell bunny, he just kept going!

 We were very unlucky not to score, we had some great efforts on goal and on 2 particular occasions we couldn’t believe that the ball didn’t go in the back of the net! Our defence was strong and the opposition couldn’t break through that wall, or our goal keeper in the second half.

Our Player of the Match was Tannia, She didn’t stop running, she was great at holding up the ball and her passing was great. Her confidence has grown these last few months, and today that showed! Well done Tannia keep up the great work.

The team came away with their heads held high and there were handshakes, pats on the back and smiles all round. We really do have a great bunch of players that all thoroughly enjoyed the experience of their first match, and they all can’t wait for next Sunday! Well done Team!