Search

Another point for Still’s Daggers after Carlisle draw

PUBLISHED: 21:42 08 March 2016 | UPDATED: 21:42 08 March 2016

Dagenham & Redbridge manager John Still (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Dagenham & Redbridge manager John Still (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

©TGS Photo tgsphoto.co.uk +44 1376 553468

Sky Bet League Two: Dagenham & Redbridge 0 Carlisle United 0

Dagenham & Redbridge recorded their longest unbeaten run in League Two this season with a 0-0 draw at home to Carlisle United.

In a fast and frantic match, neither side could find a telling breakthrough to take all three points.

With regular skipper Joss Labadie serving the first of a two-game ban after collecting his 10th booking of the season, Andre Boucaud was restored to the starting XI.

There were two more forced changes for Daggers, with Clevid Dikamona and Matty Cash, making his debut, replacing the injured pair of Dom Hyam and Matt Richards.

Ashley Chambers was the only player dropped after Saturday’s win, with Justin Hoyte replacing him and Josh Passley moving to right midfield.

Daggers were so depleted that academy defender Jimmy Shepherd, who had been on loan at Ryman North outfit Barkingside, was named on the bench for the first time.

The hosts made a brisk start to proceedings, with Cash heading wide after a spot of ping pong in the box inside the first two minutes.

It was end to end for the first 10 minutes, with Daggers indebted to some great defending from Joe Widdowson to deny Hallam Hope when through on goal.

Cash clearly fancied making an impact on his debut for Daggers, going for goal from around 25 yards, but his left-footed effort curled wide of the right post.

While the match continued at a frantic pace, it took until the 25th minute for either keeper to be tested with Liam O’Brien needing to be at his best.

The Daggers stopper acrobatically pushed Hope’s goal-bound effort from just inside the box behind for a corner that was cleared by the hosts.

Daggers themselves created a good opening in the 30th minute when Christian Doidge set Josh Passley away.

Saturday’s match-winner burst into the box looking to score for the second straight game and forced a good save from Mark Gillespie, but the resulting corner was poor.

Daggers were fortunate to not go into the break behind with O’Brien making two good saves with two minutes remaining in the half.

First, the ball broke kindly for Charlie Wyke who strode forward into the box before shooting with the home stopper getting down well to save.

The hosts struggled to clear their lines, allowing Wyke another chance seconds later, but O’Brien saved well once again.

It remained goalless heading into half time, but Daggers almost broke the deadlock inside the first 50 seconds of the second period.

The ball broke to Doidge on the penalty shot, but the Welshman fired his effort at Gillespie who pushed the ball away from danger.

Doidge went close again less than a minute later, clipping the bar with a header after Passley crossed from the right.

The hosts were under pressure in the 55th minute when an error from Hoyte almost allowed Carlisle in.

Away captain Charlie Grainger saw his effort pushed away by O’Brien before Ollie Muldoon blocked the follow-up from Jason Kennedy.

Six minutes later and there was more pressure on the home goal with a through ball slipped in to Wyke.

But the Carlisle striker did not count on Dikamona making up the ground so quickly before making a superb last-ditch challenge.

The game continued at a pace, but it took until the 79th minute for the next real effort of note with the hosts relieved as Derek Asamoah fired just wide from 20 yards.

Neither side though could find the breakthrough, but Daggers closed to within six points of safety with the point.

Daggers: O’Brien; Hoyte, Worrall, Dikamona, Widdowson; Passley, Boucaud, Muldoon, Hemmings; Cash (McClure 68); Doidge (Hawkins 68)

Subs: Cousins, Cureton, Chambers, Jones, Shepherd

Carlisle: Gillespie, Miller, Grainger (Asamoah 76), Joyce, Raynes, Atkinson, Kennedy, Wyke (Gilliead 82), Ibehre, Hope, Ellis

Unused subs: Hanford, Hery, Archibald-Henville, Rigg, McQueen

Attendance: 1,695 (including 212 Carlisle fans)

Referee: Kevin Johnson

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Barking and Dagenham Post visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Barking and Dagenham Post staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Barking and Dagenham Post account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest Barking and Dagenham Sports News

19:13

Hampshire’s Fidel Edwards produced a brutal evening spell of fast bowling to take two Essex wickets on a rain-affected third day in the Specsavers County Championship.

Experienced striker has joined the Gunners youth academy and will coach their under-16s

14:00

Lakeside Hammers promoter Jon Cook has confirmed that the club wants to return to the top flight league next season.

12:30

Hornchurch have been handed a home tie against high-flying National League South outfit Chelmsford City in the Essex Senior Cup Third Round draw.

12:00

West Ham welcome fierce rivals Tottenham to London Stadium for their first derby of the Premier League season on Saturday.

10:30

Essex will head to Barbados next spring to play against the MCC in the champion county match.

Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino and Hammers manager Slaven Bilic will go head-to-head twice over the next month

08:18

Essex batsman Dan Lawrence is looking to help the champions build a big enough lead against Hampshire to give themselves something to bowl at on day three of their County Championship clash.

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read sport

Show Job Lists

Competitions

Having a brand new kitchen is something that lots of people want but can only dream of. Sadly keeping up to date and making our living spaces as nice as they can be is a costly and incredibly stressful business. Even a fresh coat of paint makes all the difference but isn’t easy or quick.

Who wouldn’t love the chance to go on a shopping spree. Imagine being able to walk into a shop and choose whatever your heart desires without having to worry about how much it costs.

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Barking and Dagenham Post
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now