Daggers Full of Confidence

Dagenham & Redbridge will hope to continue their positive form in the National League when they host Maidstone United at Victoria Road on Tuesday. Jack Cronin reports.

The Daggers are entering a clinical stage in the season and will be full of confidence following the 2-1 victory against 16th-placed Bromley. John Still’s men were fortunate as the Ravens failed to convert chances, and also showed great desire to get back into the game after conceding early on.

Late drama has been ever-present throughout the campaign for Dagenham, with defender Jake Sheppard firing home in the 88th minute to secure a scrappy, but valuable three points.

A great boost

Speaking to the club’s website, Daggers’ defender Jake Howells identified the team’s ability to see out results: “It was a tough game and Bromley are a good side, we didn’t start very well, very much like Saturday but it was one of them games where you have to grind for a result and we did.”

It certainbly was a great boost, and D&R will look to make it six wins in seven against Maidstone.


The Stones were given the news this week that manager Jay Saunders has signed a one-year contract extension at the Gallagher Stadium.

The Kent side are struggling in the league, and find themselves in a relegation battle with only two wins in their last six games. However, a 4-2 victory against Chester offered hope of survival.

Dagenham & Redbridge will look to take advantage of a build-up of fixtures as Maidstone play twice in three days, facing Braintree before their trip to Victoria Road.

Dag & Red v Maidstone United – 28/02/2017 Victoria Road. KO: 19:45

Dagenham & Redbridge vs Maidstone United Head to Head:

22/11/2016 – National League 2016/2017 – Maidstone United vs Dag & Red 0 – 1

11/07/2015- Club Friendlies 2015 – Maidstone vs Dag & Red  0 – 1

08/07/2014 – Club Friendlies 2014 – Maidstone vs Dag & Red 1 – 0