the daggers voice
Lincoln City. Tranmere Rovers. Forest Green Rovers. Dagenham & Redbridge. Barrow. Dover Athletic. And even a few more. All top teams, and all competing for the two coveted places in the Football League next season which they will all be desperate to fulfil. And just nine points separate those six teams in one of the tightest seasons you could imagine.
We've seen this season how anybody can beat anybody and there have already been so many twists and turns; the Daggers led after the first fixture and for a few weeks in September, before Forest Green managed to take control and established an incredible 13-point lead at one point. But Lincoln City and Tranmere have since began to constantly overtake eachother as both Forest Green and Daggers both seemed to slip away. Then you have Barrow who have been around the play-offs for almost the entire season as have Dover Athletic. So with around 20 games remaining, it really is all to play for...
What's been integral to these sides' supremacy is the form of some key players. Dover boast the league's top scorer in Ricky Miller and Barrow have Byron Harrison. Lincoln City and Tranmere also have a whole host of talented players. But what I really like to see is that Dover are showing real ambition by keeping Miller despite offers from multiple FL clubs trying to tempt him away. It's a real statement of intent from the aspirational Whites who know that their chances of going up depend on Miller.
So at the moment Lincoln lead the way aswell as making the 4th round of the FA Cup and last sixteen of the Trophy which puts them in pole position, ahead of Tranmere, then Forest Green, then Daggers, then Dover, who have to play the Imps at Sincil Bank on Friday night. At the moment it's so hard to call but I think that Lincoln will be the Champions, making for a play-off competition consisting of Tranmere, FGR, us and Dover. But things can change so easily in this league and Macclesfield and Aldershot could easily make the play-offs too.
Let battle commence........
I am Joel Page, Dagenham & Redbridge FC fan. Here I will share some of my experiences.