Following FC Halifax Town’s fantastic 3-1 victory away at Woking last weekend, Dagenham and Redbridge now travel up to the MBi Shay Stadium on Tuesday March 13.
The Shaymen have picked up seven points from a possible nine in their previous three games and the victory at Woking was the first one under new manager, Jamie Fullarton. Fortunes have changed drastically for Town in the last few weeks, as prior to their victory against Hartlepool their last league victory was December 23.
Town’s recent run of results has given some daylight between themselves and the relegation zone. They currently sit eight points clear of 21st placed Solihull Moors.
Dagenham and Redbridge’s form of late has been particularly hit and miss. The Daggers sit comfortably in the table in 11th place, but their last five games have seen them lose three and win two. Their latest result was a 4-0 defeat at home to promotion chasing Tranmere.
Another three points for the Shaymen could be crucial in ensuring their survival in the National League, whereas Dagenham and Redbridge may still be able to mount a push for the play-off places if they begin to pick up some more victories.
Here are some pre-match stats prior to the game:
- Halifax’s emphatic victory against Woking was the fifth time this season that they have scored three or more goals in a league game, the last being against Chester on December 23.
- A win for Halifax can potentially create an eight-point gap between themselves and the bottom three and would also see them successfully win back to back league games for the first time since December where they defeated Aldershot and Chester.
- The Daggers have been the more prolific goal-scoring side this season, netting 54 times, in comparison to Town’s 39.
- Fejiri Okenabirhie and Michael Cheek are Dagenham’s top scorers this season, each with nine. However, Tom Denton leads the way for Town with 10.
- Dagenham and Redbridge have played as high as League 1 in recent years but have been in the National League for the last two seasons. This is the Shaymen’s second stint in the National League.
- Town have only lost one more game than Dagenham and Redbridge have this season, but lack of victories sees Halifax nine points behind them in the league.
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