PREVIEW | Dagenham & Redbridge (FA Cup)
Wealdstone v Dagenham & Redbridge
Emirates FA Cup 4th Qualifying Round
Saturday 16th October, 3:00pm kick-off
This game is all-pay, meaning season tickets are NOT valid for this fixture. Tickets prices have been slightly altered from our usual league admission costs, with £15 Adults and £10 Concessions remaining the same, U18s will cost £5 for the tie and U12s costing £1. There are no 'Next Gen' or 'Families to Football' offers available for this match.
This game will also be segregated, with away fans situated behind the goal in the Tecknuovo Stand and Couch Corner Terrace. You can find a comprehensive breakdown of ticket information for the game HERE and you can buy your tickets in advance right now by clicking HERE.
The Stones drew Daggers at The Vale as both sides take a respite from National League action this weekend and begin their 2021/22 FA Cup journeys in the 4th Qualifying Round of the competition. The two sides have already met this season, playing out a 2-2 draw at the visitors' Chigwell Construction Stadium last month. This will be the fifth time the Stones have met Dagenham in the FA Cup, with a 2-0 win in 1975 setting up the an FA Cup 1st Round classic away to Aldershot in the next round and a 3-0 win in 1986 setting up a 1st Round tie at Lower Mead against Swansea which went to a replay.
Ira Jackson returns from his three-match suspension and could bolster the Stones attacking line. Jerome Okimo, Rhys Browne and Danny Parish were also nearing a return and could all be included in Saturday's matchday squad. Ashley Charles did come off late on Saturday with a knock against Eastleigh but should continue in the middle of the park. Charlie Barker missed Saturday's defeat with injury, forcing the Stones to sign Jaydn Mundle-Smith who came on to make his debut in the game.
WHAT WAS SAID?
Stuart Maynard: "You need a little luck in the cup. It's something we look forward to every year. I believe in a cup run; it helps the club financially which the club need more than ever, it's great for the fans, we all want to get to the first round and draw a big team like Sunderland, we all want that. So it's something we will all be working very hard on this week to try and get a result on Saturday."
Eastleigh (H) 1-2 L (Umerah)
Solihull Moors (H) 0-0 D Torquay United (A) 5-0 L King's Lynn Town (A) 0-1 W (Cooper) Aldershot Town (H) 2-2 D (Jackson, Umerah)
Dagenham & Redbridge:
Boreham Wood (A) 2-0 L Woking (A) 1-0 L
Altrincham (H) 2-3 L (Vilhete, Robinson) Solihull Moors (H) 5-1 W (Walker, Wilson, Vilhete, McCallum 2) Wrexham (A) 1-0 L
WHO TO WATCH FOR?
Mauro Vilhete: Skillful winger Vilhete joined the Daggers in March this year with his introduction to the side coinciding with their upturn in form toward the end of last season that saw the East Londoners make a late charge for the play-offs. Having spent 11 years at Barnet, the Portuguese joined from Wingate & Finchley last season and currently has three goals in 10 games this term.
Played - 10
Won - 2
Drawn - 2
Lost - 6
* as Dagenham & Redbridge
Played - 27
Won - 16
Drawn - 3
Lost - 8
* as Dagenham
Played - 1
Won - 0
Drawn - 0
Lost - 1
* as Redbridge Forest
LAST FIVE MEETINGS
Sep 2021 - Dagenham & Redbridge 2-2 Stones (Umerah, Lewis)
May 2021 - Stones 0-5 Dagenham & Redbridge
Oct 2020 - Dagenham & Redbridge 1-0 Stones
Oct 2016 - Dagenham & Redbridge 3-1 Stones (Whichelow)
Jul 2015 - Stones 3-1 Dagenham & Redbridge (Godfrey, Lucien, Hutchinson)
Preview by Chris Woods