Dagenham & Redbridge player ratings: Defensive lapses cost team again
15:00 10 February 2016
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Rob Green provides player ratings following the 2-1 loss at home to Wycombe Wanderers
A battling display with 10 men was not enough for Dagenham & Redbridge as they succumbed to a 2-1 defeat at home to Wycombe Wanderers.
The hosts had Josh Passley sent off in the 31st minute before conceding on the stroke of half time when Paris Cowan-Hall set up Paul Hayes to score from close range.
A bad challenge on Daggers skipper Joss Labadie saw Garry Thompson see red in the 60th minute and Luke Guttridge drew the hosts level with his first goal for the club 12 minutes later.
But Daggers were left to rue Cowan-Hall’s involvement again as the winger headed home in the 75th minute to ensure the points were heading back to Buckinghamshire.
While it was brave from Daggers given the circumstances, at times the quality just wasn’t there at times, something which needs to improve if Daggers are to stay up.
Mark Cousins (6) – The Daggers keeper didn’t have to make too many saves, but kept his team in the game when showing good agility to close down Paul Hayes.
Josh Passley (4) – A lack of confidence from the full back, who gave the ball away a few times and it wasn’t long after that when the defender received his red card for a tackle from behind on Garry Thompson where he was the last man.
Joe Worrall (5) - The Nottingham Forest loanee couldn’t seem to clear the ball, didn’t defend well and was forced to drop deeper.
Dominic Hyam (5) - A hesitant performance from the centre back, who gave away the ball and missed it completely on one occasion which nearly gifted Wycombe another goal.
Joe Widdowson (4) - The full back wasn’t involved much in the game and was beaten in the air for Wycombe’s second goal.
Jodi Jones (6) - The youngster didn’t have much of an impact on the game as he was brought off at half time, but he nearly scored from a free kick that led to a save from Ryan Allsop.
Joss Labadie (7) – He drew a few fouls in the middle of the park, which helped relieved pressure. The captain also crossed from the right side of the box to set up Daggers’ goal.
Oliver Muldoon (5) – The Charlton Athletic loanee wasn’t really involved in the game either. He tried to create a few chances, but ended up playing a poor ball before being sacrificed for Justin Hoyte.
Ashley Hemmings (5.5) Showed good pace down the left wing, but couldn’t manage to get a high cross into the box, which made it easy for the defenders, and fell asleep on the first goal when he should have tracked Cowan-Hall.
Luke Guttridge (6.5) – Good going forward, putting pressure on Wycombe’s defenders and scoring for the Daggers from about a yard with a brave header.
Christian Doidge (7) - The Welshman held up the ball a few times, but needed support as he was the only striker up top in the first half. He also did well in the air and was very close to scoring, but it hit the post.
Justin Hoyte for Muldoon 33 (7) - The substitute made an impact when coming on in 33rd minute. He showed good pace and whipped in good balls from the right of the pitch, and got the assist for Daggers.
Oliver Hawkins for Hemmings 46 (6.5) - The 23-year-old striker made an impact in the second half as it gave Doidge company up top, which changed the game. Hawkins exploited his height by winning headers and trying to create chances. He had one shot, but it was straight at the keeper.
Frankie Raymond for Jones 46 (6.5) - The central midfielder, who came on at half time, tried to create chances by giving the ball to Doidge or Hawkins, but didn’t change much of the game.