Dagenham 1 Woking 1

By Footymad Previewer
Last updated : 28 August 2004

The Daggers entered their fourth game of the season against Woking with their winning run still intact.

With maximum points already on the board John Still's men were keen to keep up their unblemished start to the season, but it wasn't to be on this occasion as a mass brawl and two sendings-off stole the show.

Efforts on goal were minimal in the opening of 20 minutes but the Cards were proving to be the toughest competition that the Daggers have come up against so far this season.

Mark Janney came closely for the home side when his effort glanced wide, but that was put in the shade moments later by Justin Richards, whose swirling shot from 25 yards just carried past the post.

As play switched to the other end, Lee Flynn's free-kick from 35 yards out called Adriano Basso into action as the keeper got down well to save.

Flynn may have been denied then, but seconds later his pass found Chris Moore and the striker rounded the keeper before slotting home.

Glen Southam wasted no time getting the second half off to a flying start as his fierce 25-yard effort narrowly missed the target.

Suddenly the game which had begun to die was kicked into life for all the wrong reasons as Tim Cole and Luke Oliver were both dismissed for violent conduct for their part in a mass brawl.

The fracas upset the Daggers' flow and ten minutes later Woking equalised as Raphael Nade's shot smacked off the post and Stephen Evans picked up the loose ball and fired home.

With six minutes to go Southam had an ideal opportunity to claim all three points, but his header just dropped over the bar, which meant that this time the Daggers had to settle for just a draw.

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