Saturday, October 02, 2010



Daggenham have raised their game twice in the last seven days earning points in consecutive 2-2 draws in "derby" matches against Colchester and Charlton, in terms of where the Daggers were a couple of years ago and the shoestring budget they operate on, these were massive results against "glamour" teams. I do not see them being able to get "up" again for the third time inside a week,against another team with promotion ambitions and a very hungry one at that, after throwing away three points at home to Plymouth in midweek, courtesy of a trio of soft goals. Previous to that Swindon were unbeaten in five, winning four and keeping the same number of cleansheets, when we note that those came against Southampton (twice), Huddersfield and Carlisle, three teams who will have a big say in the promotion picture, those stats look all the more impressive. Visiting boss Danny Wilson read the riot act to his team after the Argyle game and his side will be far more focused today and hopefully back to their miserly defensive ways. Dagenham have only one cleansheet in eleven starts and rode their luck at times in that one, they have conceded two or more in seven of the others and look a little short of Division 1 quality, having probably come too far too soon, selling players along the way, which was always going to catch up with them eventually. A goal or two either way last post season, could have seen two divisions difference between the two clubs and now that Town are over the disappointment of missing out on promotion, they look the obvious bet off level ball.

Swindon level ball 1.99

Good Luck.

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