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Dagenham & Redbridge player ratings: It’s not how you win, just that you do

PUBLISHED: 14:00 13 February 2017

Oliver Hawkins of Dagenham & Redbridge challenges for a header at Southport (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Oliver Hawkins of Dagenham & Redbridge challenges for a header at Southport (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

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Ned Keating provides player ratings following the 4-1 National League success at Southport

It may not have been Dagenham & Redbridge’s finest performance at Southport on Saturday, but a win is a win and at this stage of the season, that’s all that matters.

Daggers looked in trouble early on as the Sandgrounders spent the first 20 minutes trying to impress new manager Andy Preece by flying into tackles.

But once the Essex club fell behind to a Jamie Allen penalty, there only ever looked to be one winner as Daggers beat Southport at their own game.

Long balls forward eventually yielded goals for Jordan Maguire-Drew and Fejiri Okenabirhie, with an own goal from Robbie Cundy in between.

Frankie Raymond and Jordan Maguire-Drew are all smiles after the first Dagenham & Redbridge goal is scored at Southport (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo) Frankie Raymond and Jordan Maguire-Drew are all smiles after the first Dagenham & Redbridge goal is scored at Southport (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Corey Whitely wrapped up the success from the spot in the second half as Daggers came from behind to win again for the second week in succession.

And it is those powers of recovery that should have fans excited for the run in to the end of the season.

Elliot Justham (7) – Could do little about the penalty, but made some good saves to deny Andrai Jones in the second half and, on the whole, his distribution was good.

Jake Sheppard (7) – Continues to improve with every game and looks such a composed individual for such a young man. Wasn’t tested much by Southport, mind.

Jake Howells made his Dagenham & Redbridge debut at Southport (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo) Jake Howells made his Dagenham & Redbridge debut at Southport (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Shaun Donnellan (7) – Of the centre-backs, was the on tasked with chasing everything down, and did well for the most part. Could have done with getting a little more distance on some clearances as it allowed Southport to use Ryan Higgins’ long throw.

Craig Robson (7.5) – Captain for the day and coped well with the added responsibility. As per usual, his passing from the back was brilliant, as was his reading of the game.

Joe Widdowson (6) – Conceding the penalty was the lowlight in an otherwise run-of-the-mill display.

Andre Boucaud (6.5) – Was subject to a couple of full-blooded tackles from Sandgrounders early on and never looked settled after that.

Frankie Raymond (6.5) – With both teams bypassing the midfield, was rarely called into action.

Jordan Maguire-Drew (7.5) – Rightly restored to the starting XI after last week’s cameo role from the bench and never gave the Southport defence a moment’s peace.

Corey Whitely (8) – In the number 10 role, but drifted all across the front line which wreaked havoc and created plenty of space for his team mates. Work rate impressive too.

Fejiri Okenabirhie (8.5) – Another game against Southport where he has excelled, it was a joy to see him back in such dominant form again as he had Higgins on toast.

Oliver Hawkins (7.5) – So often this year, it’s been about his aerial presence, but his link-up play on the floor at Haig Avenue was top notch, especially the pass to Okenabirhie for the third.

Substitutes:

Jake Howells for Maguire-Drew 83

Paul Benson for Whitely 85

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