Dagenham & Redbridge player ratings: Wonder goal caps superb showing from Hemmings
12:45 09 March 2015
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George Sessions provides player ratings following the 3-2 win at Tranmere Rovers
Dagenham & Redbridge earned back-to-back victories after edging past Tranmere Rovers in a five-goal thriller at Prenton Park.
Jamie Cureton opened the scoring in the 40th minute, but home substitute Danny Gardner equalised with a sublime strike to make it level at the break.
Wayne Burnett’s side started the second half brilliantly, though, with Ashley Hemmings and Billy Bingham finding the net to make it 3-1.
Max Power pulled one back late on, but the Victoria Road outfit held on for the victory to move nine points clear of the bottom two.
Liam O’Brien (6) – The young keeper performed well on his first league start since September, although he might have done better with second goal.
Damian Batt (6) – He again looked good going forward and nearly scored, but can be a liability at the back and commits himself far too many times.
Scott Doe (7) – Another solid display by the stand-in skipper as he defended excellently throughout and won his individual battles.
Ayo Obileye (7) – Strong showing from the Charlton Athletic loanee, but he did give away a few cheap fouls. He won his fair share in the air again, though.
Joe Widdowson (7) – Good performance from left-back, who is showing his worth to the team. His partnership with Hemmings is improving as well.
Luke Howell (8) – Wonderful display from experienced midfielder, playing in unfamiliar position. He covered Batt brilliantly and looked a real threat going forward – creating numerous opportunities for his team mates.
Billy Bingham (8) – Outstanding strike capped an outstanding display from 24-year-old. He linked up well with midfield partner and battled brilliantly as he always does.
Andre Boucaud (7) – Another strong performance from Trinidad and Tobago international as he linked up with Bingham and set Daggers on their way to a number of attacks.
Ashley Hemmings (8) – Brilliant showing by winger as he caused Tranmere problems all afternoon and picked up assist and sensational goal as well. Man of the match.
Shamir Fenelon (7) – Battling display by on-loan forward against his former club. He worked hard and did well for both Hemmings and Bingham’s goal.
Jamie Cureton (7) – Another goal for the 39-year-old, but he could have had a couple more. However his movement and desire to make runs time after time is truly outstanding.
Alex Jakubiak, for Fenelon 67. (7) - Watford youngster was lively when he came on and nearly got shot off in the box, but was tackled brilliantly.
Joss Labadie, for Boucaud 87.
Matt Partridge, for Cureton 89.