Dagenham & Redbridge have announced the signing of forward Noel Leighton after his release from Championship side Millwall.

Dagenham & Redbridge boss Peter Taylor is disappointed as his side fell to a third defeat in their opening four National League fixtures with a 2-1 defeat to Aldershot Town.

National League: Aldershot Town 2 Dagenham & Redbridge 1

Defender JJ Da Cruz has decided to leave Barking this week due to personal reasons after playing in the season opening 1-0 defeat to Canvey Island.

Dagenham & Redbridge boss Peter Taylor is expecting a tough opponent in Aldershot Town this evening.

Dagenham 88 Runners once again enjoyed success across the country with the main event being the Orion Forest race.

West Ham United midfielder Edimilson Fernandes has signed for Italian Serie A side Fiorentina on a season-long loan.

New Dagenham & Redbridge Alexander McQueen got himself off to a dream start at Victoria Road as he netted on his debut.

Essex suffered a third affected no result in the Vitality Blast as rain only allowed 7.5overs of play against Hampshire at the Ageas Bowl.

Barking suffered a narrow 1-0 defeat to promotion hopefuls Canvey Island in their Bostik North season opener.

Dagenham & Redbridge manager Peter Taylor was delighted to fight back and earn a 2-2 draw against Maidenhead United for their first point of the National League season.

National League: Dagenham & Redbridge 2 Maidenhead United 2

Barking manager Justin Gardner says his side will not underestimate Canvey Island in their Bostik North season opener, writes Jacob Ranson.

Jacksonville Jaguars have announced they will be hosting a 7v7 flag football tournament for the third year in a row with tickets to Superbowl LIII for the winners.

Ebbsfleet United striker Michael Cheek is backing his former club Dagenham & Redbridge to avoid relegation from the National League this season.

Barking boss Justin Gardner is keen to push on for a play-off position in the Bostik North after a strong debut campaign last time around.

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Barking captain Pulkit Gupta delighted his side are finally showing their potential after picking up third consecutive victory against Redbridge.

Dagenham & Redbridge striker Michael Cheek has joined National League rivals Ebbsfleet United for an undisclosed fee.

Lakeside Hammers remain hopeful of running speedway despite the news breaking that the Arena Essex Raceway landlors are opting not to continue into 2019.

Barking captain Pulkit Gupta is keen to build momentum and replicate their cup victory over Essex County League Premier Division leaders Newham this weekend.

Barking continued their pre-season preparations with another couple of signings in Darelle Russell and Rashid Kamara ahead of the 2018/19 Bostik North campaign.

Barking captain Pulkit Gupta is confident a victory against Hawks this weekend can turn their Essex County League fortunes around.

Barking manager Justin Gardner is hoping all of their pre-season fixtures can be played at the same tempo as their 1-1 draw with Ashford United at the weekend.

France marked their 20th anniversary since winning the World Cup by being crowned once again after sealing a 4-2 victory against Croatia.

Newly-appointed Barking captain Pulkit Gupta says his side need a win this weekend against Ace Avengers after falling to two consecutive defeats.

Lakeside Hammers return to full strength when they host reigning Champions Sheffield at the Arena-Essex Raceway on Friday (8pm).

Four Barking Abbey players have been named in the final twelve Great Britain under-20 men’s squad to compete at the Division A European Championships starting on Saturday in Germany.

James Blanchfield becomes Peter Taylor’s fifth summer signing for Dagenham and Redbridge and is keen to make the most of his new opportunity.

Dagenham & Redbridge will be back in action this week as they look to mould their new-look squad together ahead of the 2018/19 National League season.


Barking and Dagenham is home to Better Extreme, London’s largest indoor skatepark. Whatever your discipline, be it skateboarding, inline, BMX or scootering, there’s a challenge waiting for you.

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