Fixture: Dagenham and Redbridge vs Barnet
Date: Saturday 24th September 2022
Competition: Vanarama National League
Venue: Chigwell Construction Stadium (Victoria Road)
The Bees are back on the road this Saturday as Dean Brennan’s side travel to Essex to face 13th placed Dagenham & Redbridge. A win is absolutely imperative, following 3 games without a win in the National League.
With the Daggers sat 4 places below us in the league, with more losses than wins to their name, Saturday could be a perfect opportunity to shake off our malaise and find some winning form.
ABOUT OUR OPPOSITION:
Stadium: Chigwell Construction Stadium (6,078 capacity)
Manager: Daryl McMahon
Top Scorer: Junior Morias (4 goals)
League Position: 13th
Recent Result: Dagenham & Redbridge 4-1 Altrincham
ONE TO WATCH: Junior Morias
Junior Morias, who currently leads the Daggers for goals scored this season (4), was born in Kingston, Jamaica, and started his career at Wycombe Wanderers in 2012.
With bags of pace and relentless pressing ability, the striker has played for a number of clubs in the English pyramid, such as Hendon, Boreham Wood, St Albans City, Peterborough, and Northampton Town.
Morias signed for Daryl McMahon’s Dagenham side in 2021, and has since gone on to make 33 appearances for the club, scoring 15 goals in the process.
Last time the Bees faced Junior, we were subject to a twelve-minute hattrick, and Brennan’s defence will have to be on the top of their game in order to keep the pacey striker quiet this time around.
IN THE DUGOUT: Daryl McMahon
Daryl McMahon had an extensive professional playing career which began at West Ham United as a trainee. Whilst at the Hammers’ youth set-up McMahon represented the Republic of Ireland at U16, U17 and U18 level.
During his playing career the 38-year-old also enjoyed notable spells at Leyton Orient, Stevenage, Farnborough, and Ebbsfleet United before hanging his boots up at Boreham Wood.
McMahon’s first managerial role came at Ebbsfleet United after impressing in a spell as caretaker manager. After departing the Fleet in 2018, he took charge of Macclesfield Town.
McMahon joined Dagenham & Redbridge in 2020 and has won Manager of the Month twice since his takeover.
OUR LAST MEETING:
15th April 2022, 15:00
Dagenham and Redbridge 7-3 Barnet
Vanarama National League
Daggers Line Up: Justham, Wright, Onariase, Reynolds, Vilhete, Robinson, Comley, Sagaf, Weston (Ling, 71), McCallum, Morias (Walker, 76′)
Unused Subs: Johnson, Rance, Hare
Scorers: Morias x3, McCallum x2, Weston, Robinson
Bees Line Up: Askew, Thomas (Howe, 85’), Richards-Everton, Marshall, Powell, Mason-Clark ©, Greenidge, Fonguck (Marriott, 85’), Taylor, De Havilland (Hall, 85’), Grego-Cox
Unused Subs: Azaze, Walsh
Scorers: Powell x2, Reynolds (OG)