Dagenham & Redbridge player ratings: Doe captain fantastic again
17:30 05 January 2015
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George Sessions provides player ratings following the 1-0 victory against Bury
Rhys Murphy scored six minutes after half time to hand Wayne Burnett’s team a precious three points and move them out of the relegation places.
Daggers defended for their lives at times towards the end of the match, but a combination of last ditch tackles and brave blocks ensured they came out on top.
Mark Cousins (8) – A second consecutive clean sheet, after a heroic performance against Southend United. When called upon, he made vital stops.
Matt Partridge (6) – Young defender committed himself a couple of times and was beaten for pace, but did stick to his task well before being subbed.
Scott Doe (8) – Another outstanding performance from the stand-in skipper. He led from the front by winning headers and making numerous clearance. He made a crucial block on Ryan Lowe late on as well. Man of the match.
Ayo Obileye (8) – Young central defender was outstanding throughout and is proving to be a real leader at the back. His block in injury time was decisive too.
Jack Connors (7) – A touch naïve on occasions in the first half, but improved as the game went on and showed good composure in the second period. A minute before injury time made important block from Andrew Tutte’s shot.
Ashley Chambers (6) – His set piece deliveries caused problems at times and he worked hard, but he couldn’t get on the ball that much.
Billy Bingham (8) – Top drawer display from midfielder, who passed the ball intelligently and got stuck in when needed. His work rate was phenomenal.
Joss Labadie (8) – He appeared to be fouled numerous times throughout and ran himself into ground before being substituted. Extremely hard working performance.
Ashley Hemmings (6) – Winger looked a threat when on the ball and did good job of helping out Connors when he needed it, a decent display.
Jamie Cureton (7) – Shot straight at Robert Lainton late on, but wasn’t able to affect the game in front of goal. He did work incredibly hard throughout, though, and led from the front with his pressing.
Rhys Murphy (8) – He ended his wait for a goal and Daggers’ with a controlled strike. He showed superb technique to volley past Lainton and like Cureton worked incredibly hard, deserved his goal.
Andre Boucaud, for Labadie 72. (6) – He was in the right place at the right time in injury time as he blocked Craig Jones’ goalbound effort on the line.
Damian Batt, for Partridge 72. (6) – Solid cameo from right-back, helped stem the tide a little bit before Bury’s injury time onslaught.
Ade Yusuff, for Murphy 83.