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Dagenham Essex Thameside Trophy

Post by Roundrobin » Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:53 am

Hi,

I'm looking for a knowledgeable D&R supporter,who could help me out with some old Dagenham FC history.

We're going back to the Essex Thameside Trophy,when Dagenham played in quite a few finals.
Does anyone know the results of the following finals ?(and the venue ?):

60-61 Dagenham bt Leytonstone
62-63 Dagenham bt Leytonstone
63-64 Dagenham bt ???
68-69 Dagenham bt Grays Athletic
69-70 Dagenham bt ???
70-71 Ilford bt Dagenham
74-75 Dagenham bt ???

Any help much appreciated
Thanks

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Re: Dagenham Essex Thameside Trophy

Post by Auntie Merge » Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:54 pm

I think if you get hold of any Essex FA handbook they may have all this information in. They definitely did in the 1980s editions.

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Re: Dagenham Essex Thameside Trophy

Post by Mike the Dagger » Mon Apr 29, 2019 1:15 pm

Pretty sure I was at the 74/75 final which was played at Victoria Road. Couldn't recall who against though, sorry.

The trophy itself was a beautiful thing, a silver ship.

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Re: Dagenham Essex Thameside Trophy

Post by lupins » Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:45 pm

60-61 Dagenham 3 Leytonstone 2
Played on May 1st at Dagenham
Skinner, Whitecross, Pearson, Webster, Leaver, Gower, Nichols, Rutter, Harris (2), Barber (1), Nugent

62-63 Leytonstone 1 Dagenham 3
Played on May 16th at Leytonstone
Harman, Whitecross, Dudley, Merritt, Willingham. Ashman, Daniels, Barber (2)(1p), Harris(1), Mills, Welch

63-64 Dagenham 1 Leyton 0
Played on May 2nd at Ilford
Harman, Daniels, Dudley, Smith, Willingham, Ashman, Stone, Hearne, Curley, Barry(1), Welch

68-69 Grays Athletic 0 Dagenham 2
Played on May 24th at Grays
Huttley, Robertson, B Smith, Daniels, Willingham, Moore, Leakey(1), Drake, Pudney, Morris, Brooks(1), Walder(unused sub)

69-70 Dagenham beat Ilford on May 18th in a replayed semi final so the final was held over to the following season
Dagenham 3 Walthamstow Avenue 0
Played on Oct 19th at Dagenham
Huttley, Dudley, Fry, Davidson, Still, Moore(1), Leakey, Ford(1), Dear, M Smith(1), Brooks, Francis(unused sub)

70-71 Ilford 3 Dagenham 2 (after extra time)
Played on Nov 2 at Ilford
Huttley, Robertson, Dudley, Ford, Webb, Moore, Leakey, Fry, Dear(2), Baker, Brooks, Sub Davidson for Fry

74-5 Dagenham 1 Leytonstone 0
Played on Apr 30th at Dagenham
Huttley, Lye, Currie, Gray, Welch, Moore, Rosethorn, Borland, Fox, Harkins(1), Holder, Sub Springett for Gray

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Re: Dagenham Essex Thameside Trophy

Post by Mike the Dagger » Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:39 pm

I was just about to look the games up in the official history. Best me to it!

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Re: Dagenham Essex Thameside Trophy

Post by lupins » Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:47 pm

Some great names there from the past and as you said a great trophy

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Re: Dagenham Essex Thameside Trophy

Post by Mike the Dagger » Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:20 am

Yes indeed.

Those last two teams listed are packed full of proper Daggers legends.

Interesting how players used to manage a full league season, and all these "meaningless" cups back in the day without expiring, whereas these days they get snooty about taking even the FA Trophy seriously.

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Re: Dagenham Essex Thameside Trophy

Post by BB-Dagger » Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:23 am

Mike the Dagger wrote:
Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:20 am
Yes indeed.

Those last two teams listed are packed full of proper Daggers legends.

Interesting how players used to manage a full league season, and all these "meaningless" cups back in the day without expiring, whereas these days they get snooty about taking even the FA Trophy seriously.
As well as holding down a full time job, if I remember correctly Ian Huttley was a postman.

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Re: Dagenham Essex Thameside Trophy

Post by Mike the Dagger » Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:26 am

Image

Fabulous!

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Re: Dagenham Essex Thameside Trophy

Post by Alan » Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:12 pm

Tin pot.

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Re: Dagenham Essex Thameside Trophy

Post by Mike the Dagger » Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:43 pm

Alan wrote:
Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:12 pm
Tin pot.
Neither tin, nor a pot ;)

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