the daggers voice
THE DAGGERS kick off their FA Cup campaign this Saturday when they entertain Wealdstone, sitting tenth in the division below, at Victoria Road.
We go into this game overwhelming favourites, but of course will still be wary of the threat Wealdstone will pose. The Stones made the first round of the competition last season - going down 6-3 at home to Colchester - and will want to replicate that feat this term.
By contrast, the FA Cup was a welcome distraction from Daggers' league woes last season. They saw off both Morecambe and Whitehawk after replays - setting up a magical third round tie at Goodison Park against Everton.
That is all the incentive we need to get our FA Cup run off to a good start.
With discounted prices, this weekend promises to be a great contest between two teams eager to be in Monday's 1st round draw. It is the Daggers who enter the match in the best form after seeing off Eastleigh and Southend in their last two games. Wealdstone suffered a 3-0 reverse at the weekend.
Of course, though, that counts for nothing and, as we all know, the FA Cup is famous for being the best competition in the world where anyone can beat anyone. Let's make sure we're not on the wrong end of another upset.
And let's cheer on the Daggers in their first FA Cup qualifying match in ten years!
You want some FA Cup magic? Daggers will give it to ya!
FA Cup 4th Round Qualifying Round Fixtures (Saturday at 3pm unless stated)
I am Joel Page, Dagenham & Redbridge FC fan. Here I will share some of my experiences.