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Dagenham & Redbridge player ratings: Cool Cureton shows class

PUBLISHED: 10:30 09 February 2015

Jamie Cureton of Dagenham & Redbridge celebrates scoring the opener at Bootham Crescent (pic:Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO).

Jamie Cureton of Dagenham & Redbridge celebrates scoring the opener at Bootham Crescent (pic:Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO).

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George Sessions provides player ratings following the 2-0 win at York City

Jamie Cureton of Dagenham & Redbridge scores the second against York City (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO). Jamie Cureton of Dagenham & Redbridge scores the second against York City (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO).

A double from Daggers most experienced player earned them a comfortable win at Bootham Crescent to move them up to 17th in the League Two table.

Jamie Cureton scored once in each half to make it back-to-back wins for Wayne Burnett’s team following their victory against Cheltenham Town at the end of January.

Dagenham & Redbridge goalkeeper Mark Cousins in action against York City (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO). Dagenham & Redbridge goalkeeper Mark Cousins in action against York City (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO).

And although York City had lots of possession, they didn’t seem like scoring and whilst Cureton’s finishing proved the difference - it was a great team display.

Mark Cousins (8) - A clean sheet was the least Daggers number one deserved. He didn’t need to make any world class saves, but defended set pieces excellently.

Malvind Benning of York City gets in a last minute tackle on Ashley Hemmings of Dagenham & Redbridge (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO Malvind Benning of York City gets in a last minute tackle on Ashley Hemmings of Dagenham & Redbridge (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO

Abu Ogogo (7) - The skipper slotted in at right back with no fuss. He didn’t take any risk and was solid throughout.

Scott Doe (8) - He made a number of blocks and was once more brilliant in the air. His partnership with Obileye continues to improve.

Ayo Obileye (8) - Not just another top drawer defensive display, but a wonderful chipped pass for Cureton’s second. He is showing his talent week in week out for Daggers.

Joe Widdowson (7) - Assured performance from left-back and he tried to get forward as well. He dealt well with everything that came his way.

Luke Howell (7) - He worked tirelessly on the right of midfield and defended extremely well. His return has made the team much more balanced.

Billy Bingham (8) - Terrific pass to get Cureton through for his opener and another classy display from midfielder. He is consistently shining.

Andre Boucaud (7) - Another strong showing from experienced ace after slow start and his partnership with Bingham is improving.

Ashley Hemmings (7) - He threatened every time he got on the ball, but wasn’t given much space to work with and he could have done better with first half chance.

Alex Jakubiak (7) - Youngster impressed in just his second start. He worked hard alongside Cureton and showed glimpses of his skill and agility.

Jamie Cureton (8) - A master class in finishing from the 39-year-old. His movement was phenomenal and he displayed great composure for both his goals. Man of the match performance.

Substitutions:

Daniel Carr, for Jakubiak 82.

Ashley Chambers, for Cureton 90.

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