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21st october 2002 
Dagenham & Redbridge
At Victoria Rd
22/10/02 7:45pm
It's a late night for some of us tomorrow night, but not many.  The LDV isn't the most glamorous of cups and Dagenham on a wet Tuesday evening is not the kind of proposition to lure fans from in front of their televisions.

Some will, but not many.

In our first season as a league side we played Carlisle at home on a wet and windy night.  We beat them 2-1 in front of only 777 spectators.  In the next round we went out 2-0 at Bury (1015).

Last season it was a trip up to Donnie (1750) for the 1st rd tie, we went on to win 1-0 in a game that saw Jan Molby banished to the stands for arguing with the ref.

The next game was at Chesterfield and in front of 1904 viewers we went out 1-0 aet.  Ian Foster was banished to the changing rooms in this one.

So how will this one pan out?

On paper we should walk it.  One of the form teams in the 3rd v a team that have failed to deceive this year after almost gaining promotion last season.  I think a draw after 90 minutes is on the cards and it'll be any ones guess with the golden goal.

Scott Stamps We'll be without Scott Stamps.  He was subbed at half time in the 3-2 win at Shrewsbury on Saturday, a back injury was the reason there and it's very unlikely he'll have recovered by tomorrow.

The only other injury was to Drewe Broughton, with a split skull, but if he can head a ball, with fresh stitches and blood pouring down his face then I see no reason why he can't play.

I expect to see Britt rest a few players for this game.  We're looking at the likes of Sam Shilton, Lee Ayres, Bo Henriksen and Craig Hinton to make way for a fit again Sean Parrish, Dean Bennett and Ian Foster with Kenny Coleman being tried out in place of Craig.

Ian Foster Daggers haven't reported any injuries after their 2-0 win at Northwich, both goals coming from Junior McDougald.

They have taken Gary Fletcher on loan from Orient, he played against his old club, Northwich, on Saturday but was subbed near the end.  Paul Mayo has also arrived on loan from Lincoln City.  Ashley Vickers will be back from suspension and should get a game.

Although last season was their first in this competition they did themselves and the Conference proud.  They beat Orient 3-2 in the 1st rd with a golden goal in injury time.

In the second round Luton Town visited Dagenham, it should have been called Vauxhall v Ford.  Daggers won this one and again it was the golden goal after being held 1-1 at the end of normal time.

They were drawn away at Bristol Rovers for the Quarter Finals but went out gallantly 4-1 with their consolation goal coming from Ken Charlery.


Harriers from:
Brock, Danby, Joy, Stamps, Clyde, Melligan, Ayres, Blake, Smith, Hinton, Williams, Parrish, Sall, Flynn, Bennett, Shilton, Ducros, Doyle, Foster, Broughton, Henriksen, Lower, Khela, Lewis.

Dagenham from:
Roberts, Gothard, Matthews, Potts, Smith M, Rooney, Terry, Shipp, Heffer, Mayo, Fletcher, McDougald, West, Vickers, Perkins, Hill, Stein, Keeling, Goodwin, Piscopides, Bruce, Janney, Vaughan.
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