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Posted Wed 20 Aug 14 at 15:30 PM

Daggers 0 Northampton Town 2

Northampton Town travelled to the Daggers looking to extend their terrific record against the club.

They say there is a first time for everything and Daggers fans turned up on Saturday desperate to see them end their appalling record against Northampton.
Eight previous league meetings between the clubs had resulted in seven victories for the Cobblers and just a single draw for Wayne Burnett’s men.
This latest setback piled on the agony and left the Daggers with just one point from the 27 on offer.
The Daggers had not even managed to score a goal in four home matches against their bogey side. And they never looked like ending that bleak sequence here.
Forty nine minutes had elapsed before they brought Cobblers keeper Matthew Duke into action – forcing him to tip over a shot from Luke Howell.
If there was any consolation for the Daggers it came from the fact they at least made a game of it in the second half after being given a chasing in the opening session.
Yet more poor defending saw them concede goals in the eighth and 23rd minutes and it could have been worse as he Cobblers called the shots.
The Cobblers struck from inside their own half to grab that early lead.

A long run down the left hand side and a low cross left Marc Richards with a simple scoring chance.
Richards did it again in the 23rd minute, meeting a corner from Joel Byrom with a header that gave Liam O’Brien no chance after shoddy marking left him free.
O’Brien made two other saves and Brian Saah cleared a goalbound effort off the line to end a first half dominated by the visitors.
Thing were much more even after the interval. But although the Daggers had a bigger share of the play they seldon looke\d like getting back in the game and the Cobblers supremacy goes on.
No wonder their travelling fanS celebrated at the end by singing “can we play you every week”.
Disappointed boss Burnett hit the nail on the head when he said the Daggers lost because they failed to compete and were not difficult to play against.
It’s not the first time they have been guilty of that and it is something that needs to be sorted out.

Daggers: O'Brien; Batt, Saah, Gayle, Partridge (Bloomfield 90), Boucuad, Ogogo, Howell (Goldberg 69), Porter (Green 69), Hemmings, Cureton
Daggers subs: Cousins, Labadie, Raymond,

Attendance 2,186 (552 away)

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