Ten Interesting’s things about FC Halifax Town’s FA Cup Opposition, Dagenham & Redbridge…
1. Nicknamed the Daggers, Dagenham & Redbridge were only formed in 1992, when Redbridge Forest FC and Dagenham FC merged to form a new club.
2. Just 14 years after they were formed, the club were promoted into the football league, making them one of the youngest clubs to do so.
3. The club have spent a solitary season in English football’s third tier, when they finished 21st in the 2009-10 League One season.
4. Current Dagenham manager John Still was also the clubs first ever manager in 1992, when he spent two seasons with the newly formed club.
5. Still managed his first side, Leytonstone FC, over 15 years before the Daggers were formed, and made his playing debut less than a year after England last won the World Cup, in 1966.
6. Forward Paul Benson is in his second spell at Dagenham, having made over 200 appearances for them between 2005 and 2010, scoring 84 goals.
7. Norwich City legend Ian Culverhouse is currently a first team coach for the Daggers.
8. In October 2001 Dagenham goalie Tony Roberts became the first ‘keeper in FA Cup history to score from open play, doing so in a fourth qualifying round tie.
9. Dagenham were part of the joint highest scoring penalty shoot out in professional football history, when they defeated Layton Orient 14-13 in 2011.
10. Dagenham’s 6-6 draw in the 2014 League Cup was, along with Arsenal 7-5 Reading, the highest aggregate score in a League Cup match.
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