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With the season nearly over, it’s about retaining Football League status at the foot of League Two and on Saturday, there is a huge game at Adams Park this weekend as Wycombe Wanderers (21st) entertain Bristol Rovers (22nd).
With both clubs on 47 points and lingering above the drop zone on goal difference, it’s going to be a nervy affair for both clubs which neither will want to lose. Both teams go into the game with just one win in their last ten games and hovering dangerously above the relegation zone …

Ive thought long and hard about what I think the Daggers will need to survive in League 1 next season. I think personally we will survive, its not going to be easy make no mistake about that, we face some difficult times ahead as we enter League 1 for the first time, but I believe we can do it. So here are my 10 reasons why I think we will, we’ll have to see at the end of the season whether I’m right  hope, I am.
Reason 1: John Still          
Lets start with the …

As I arrived at Wembley Park Station yesterday I was nervous about the game. Nervous we wouldn’t score, nervous we would get beaten, nervous that our players would freeze on the day. It was the biggest game in Dagenham and Redbridges history, I was as nervous as hell! 
As I left the station with my Dad and Daughter I was met with an amazing sight that took my breath away for a moment. A sea of red and white moving as one up Wembley way, great you may think, well not …

Saturday 24th April 2010.
Coca-Cola League Two
Morecambe 1 Dagenham and Redbridge 0
Moss 86.
A superb volley from Morecambe defender Darren Moss four minutes from time saw Dagenham and Redbridge suffer yet more away day heartache at a sun-drenched Christie Park last Saturday.

Darren Moss who scored the all important late winner on Saturday.
The Essex club arrived on the Lancashire coast with only one win on their travels in 2010 and only four all season, but two home victories in a row had seen them jump into the final play off place, two points ahead of hosts Morecambe with …

Going into 2009, Dagenham and Redbridge had snuck into the automatic promotion places after winning all three matches over the Christmas period. The first match of 2009 saw the club held to a draw after a last minute equaliser away to in form Rotherham. Despite a thrilling 3-2 victory against Rochdale, key defeats against Exeter and Darlington saw the Daggers drop back into the play offs. However, key injuries to midfielder enforcer Peter Gain and goal machine Paul Benson were to disrupt the team’s promotion charge.
Clearly, the absence of these …

Goals from Paul Furlong and John O’Flynn condemned Dagenham and Redbridge to a disappointing 2-0 defeat at local rivals Barnet
The result saw John Still’s men fall a place to third in League Two. However, other results were kind to the Daggers after they were comprehensively outplayed in front of a particularly vociferous crowd at Underhill.

It was Barnet left winger Yannick Bolasie who set the tone for the evening in the very first minute. The loan signing from Plymouth was able to cut inside right back Scott Doe and force a fine save from veteran …

Chesterfield needed a win in this game, and they knew they had  a chance of getting 1, but Dagenham & Redbridge are never an easy side to beat. Paul Benson, Tony Roberts and Will Antwi, you may never of heard of them, but in League 2 they are 3 players who are dangerous every single game.
The spireites got off to the worst possible start, losing the ball a few seconds after kicking off, and from that Dagenham went upfield and Josh Scott hit the post. After a spell of end-to-end football Dagenham took …

When you have 2 teams which are almost exactly the same, it’s pretty hard to predict games, and today is one of those days. Dagenham have been excellent and consistent since returning to the league 3 season’s ago. Chesterfield on the other hand have also been excellent and consistent, only just missing out on the play-offs in both season’s since relegation from League One. Last season’s encouter saw The Dagger’s scoring in the last moment’s of the match to the anger of Spreite’s fans. This will be revenge for Chesterfield, …

League two side Dagenham and Redbridge were denied a draw after a 77th minute goal from Marcus Bent earned the Premiership club their first pre season victory.
Bent struck as a mix up between the previously unbeatable Will Antwi and Dagenham club captain Mark Arber allowed the former Everton and Ipswich striker the opportunity to slot between goalkeeper Tony Roberts legs for a much needed victory.
The Daggers started with a slightly changed line up that saw winger Graeme Montgomery partner Paul Benson meaning that Peter Gain filled in on the left allowing …

Dagenham and Redbridge produced a fine performance in their first home pre season encounter of the season against a disappointing Southend United team with a 2-0 victory courtesy of a Paul Benson brace.
A Daggers team that was devoid of last season’s stars what with Sam Saunders, Magnus Okuanghae, Ben Strevens and Danny Foster moving up to League 1 saw off their more illustrious opponents with relative ease.
A low key start gave all Daggers supporters the chance to get equipped with several unfamiliar faces. Scott Doe and Will Antwi made up …