Blues will face Dagenham & Redbridge

16/12/2015  11 Comments  [Jump to last]
Everton now know their opponents in the 3rd Round of the FA Cup after Dagenham & Redbridge beat Whitehawk 3-2 after extra time.

The Daggers looked to be heading through in the final minutes of regular time in this evening's 2nd Round tie but the non-League minnows equalised very late through Juan Cruz Gotta to make it 2-2 and force another 30 minutes of play.

Ayo Obileye got the decisive goal 10 minutes into the first half of extra-time, though, to end Whitehawk's hopes of a dream trip to Goodison Park next month.

Everton will now play League Two Dagenham in a traditional 3pm kick-off on Saturday 9th January.  

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Mark Andersson
1 Posted 16/12/2015 at 00:00:15
Banana skin if not handled professionaly. Robles in goal, Besic captain and Mirallas to start.
Ciaran Duff
2 Posted 17/12/2015 at 06:03:20
Naismith is made for this game
Ian Jones
3 Posted 17/12/2015 at 07:54:24
Mark. Whilst I understand your banana skin reference to some previous FA Cup matches, I think we have come along way since those days and even the most pessimistic of our fanbase will acknowledge that we should be too strong for Dagenham & Redbridge!

Especially as we are hoping to be in the top..4/5/6/7 etc and they are currently 3rd bottom in League 2.

Of course, feel free to remind me of this post if we get beat. :)

Jon Withey
4 Posted 17/12/2015 at 08:47:10
Should drop in a bit of credit for Martinez given our confidence on this one. I was never confident, regardless of the option, in cup games under Moyes.

That said, I was more confident we wouldn't concede goals in the league. ;)

Mark Andersson
5 Posted 17/12/2015 at 11:09:49
Ian I was being sarcastic, but then again our boys hate it when they're harried out of their rhythm and tippy-tappy football.

On paper, we should beat them with ease, even allowing a team half occupied by stand-ins. However, the way this season is going anything can happen and nothing surprises me.

John Raftery
6 Posted 17/12/2015 at 11:37:49
Having seen a couple of League Two and National League games this season, I must say the standard of play bears no comparison with the Premier League. Undoubtedly the visitors will raise their game but providing our players approach the match professionally we should win comfortably.

Coming as it does between two midweek games against Man City we could do with a comfortable afternoon using some of the peripheral members of the squad. But not McGeady!

Dean Peamum
8 Posted 17/12/2015 at 12:45:08
Dagenham and Redbridge? That just sums up the bad luck that seems to follow Everton, that we have to play two teams in the third round.
Ian Jones
9 Posted 17/12/2015 at 14:00:02
Mark. Wasn't sure if you were being sarcastic. :) It's difficult to tell with some on here..

I am all for resting players but am not sure about your team of 3, especially as 1 might have left by then

Mark Andersson
10 Posted 17/12/2015 at 15:21:21
Ian any Everton team should win at a canter against lower league opponents. My real concern is Roberto and his over praising his players, to the extent they get complacent.

The current team should be more professional and ruthless when playing inferior teams. We have come unstuck this season because as others have said click, we take our foot off the pedal.

Hugh Jenkins
12 Posted 18/12/2015 at 04:40:00
Dean (#7) - LOL. - Many Blues are pessimists (with good reason), but you have taken it to a whole new level with that observation.
Patrick Murphy
13 Posted 21/12/2015 at 18:18:15
Just when you think that Everton might have an easy passage into the next round of the FA Cup our opponents go and sack their manager – Wayne Burnett – following a run of one win in sixteen matches. I wonder if they are interested in taking a well known Spaniard? :)

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