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30 April 2003

Daggers boss relishing play-off task

Dagenham & Redbridge manager Garry Hill insists his players are fully prepared for the thrills and spills of their Nationwide Conference play-off semi-final against Morecambe.

The two sides meet at Victoria Road on Thursday with the second leg scheduled for next Monday. "Morecambe are a good side with a great manager and they have the benefit of being full-time professionals," said Hill.

"But it's not about 42 games now, it's about one and I'm happy we've got the best side available to take them on." Boosted by their 5-0 thrashing of Burton at the weekend, Morecambe manager Jim Harvey has no doubts about his side's ability to ensure promotion. "Everybody's fit for selection and we're in confident mood," he said.

In the other semi-final, fourth-placed Chester - who lost their Football League status three seasons ago - take on Doncaster. Chester chairman Stephen Vaughan said: "We are within touching distance of regaining our place in the Football League and it has created a tremendous atmosphere around the club."

The last time the sides met at the Deva Stadium, Doncaster had two players sent off and Chester boss Mark Wright was ordered from the dug-out for a pitch-side tussle with Chris Beech. "There were a couple of rough challenges and a couple of poor refereeing decisions," recalled Doncaster boss Dave Penney.

"But the play-offs are what we've been aiming for all season and our squad is back at full strength with the return to fitness of Andy Watson, Jamie Paterson and Gregg Blundell."

End of season players with the most...


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Shots off target Junior Agogo 64
Assists Mark Gower 17
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Offsides Junior Agogo 74
Fouls Junior Agogo 53
Free-kicks won Junior Agogo 74


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Free-kicks won Christian Moore 98


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Free-kicks won Ryan Sugden 62


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Free-kicks won Junior McDougald 66


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Free-kicks won Neil Grayson 90


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Fouls Brian Quailey 60
Free-kicks won Ian Fitzpatrick 78


Shots Paul Parry 88
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Shots off target Stephen Guinan 37
Assists Paul Parry 12
Crosses Paul Parry 114
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Fouls Matthew Clarke 45
Free-kicks won Stephen Guinan 62


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Shots off target Gez Murphy 16
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Free-kicks won Scott Goodwin 56


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Free-kicks won Phillip Salt 55


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Shots off target Leon Braithwaite 23
Assists Adrian Clarke 8
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Fouls John Keister 81
Free-kicks won Leon Braithwaite 62


Shots Stuart Drummond 91
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Crosses Adriano Rigoglioso 84
Offsides Wayne Curtis 37
Fouls Gary Thompson 59
Free-kicks won Stuart Drummond 80


Shots Gregg Blundell 69
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Free-kicks won Mark Devlin 59


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Shots off target Mark Quayle 22
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Offsides Mark Quayle 43
Fouls Richard Lavery 61
Free-kicks won Richard Lavery 44


Shots Keith Scott 58
Shots on target Keith Scott 37
Shots off target Olivier Brassart 21
Assists David Pounder 6
Crosses Paul Shepherd 74
Offsides Keith Scott 37
Fouls Keith Scott 88
Free-kicks won Keith Scott 66


Shots Steve Jones 52
Shots on target Peter Thomson 30
Shots off target Steve Jones 27
Assists Dean Howell 6
Crosses Chris Lane 115
Offsides Peter Thomson 65
Fouls Barry Jones 63
Free-kicks won Barry Jones 64


Shots Simon Wormull 49
Shots on target Justin Richards 18
Shots off target Simon Wormull 31
Assists Simon Wormull 9
Crosses Simon Travis 68
Offsides Charlie MacDonald 26
Fouls Jason Goodliffe 50
Free-kicks won Jason Goodliffe 45


Shots David Brown 64
Shots on target David Brown 47
Shots off target Paul Moore 17
Assists David Brown 6
Crosses Gareth Hanmer 58
Offsides Paul Moore 64
Fouls Mark Foran 67
Free-kicks won David Brown 68


Shots Warren Patmore 57
Shots on target Warren Patmore 30
Shots off target Warren Patmore 27
Assists Raphael Nade 6
Crosses Jon Brady 67
Offsides Raphael Nade 35
Fouls Warren Patmore 61
Free-kicks won Warren Patmore 72


Shots Michael McIndoe 86
Shots on target Kirk Jackson 43
Shots off target Michael McIndoe 48
Assists Michael McIndoe 15
Crosses Michael McIndoe 177
Offsides Michael McIndoe 30
Fouls Adam Lockwood 62
Free-kicks won Michael McIndoe 70


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