Dagenham & Redbridge through in Trophy

21:49 07 October 2015

Dagenham and Redbridge manager Wayne Burnett (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Dagenham and Redbridge manager Wayne Burnett (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

©TGS Photo +44 8450 946026

Johnstone’s Paint Trophy: Stevenage 1 Dagenham & Redbridge 2

Dagenham & Redbridge booked their spot in the area quarter-final of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy with victory at Stevenage

After a dull first half, the game sparked into life after the break with Daggers taking a two-goal lead.

Despite a late fightback from Boro, the east Londoners were able to cling on to a vital win.

The visitors made the maximum five changes they could as per competition rules with Frankie Raymond making his first start of the season.

Justin Hoyte made his debut in defence, replacing Jack Connors who like skipper Andre Boucaud is on international duty.

With Boucaud, Ashley Hemmings regained the armband having worn it twice during the previous international period.

Nine minutes were on the clock when Jodi Jones made his first real foray with attacking attent.

The youngster put a teasing little ball in from the right but Kane Ferdinand just lacked the pace to get there in time to divert it into the net.

Daggers then struggled to get the ball into attacking areas with Stevenage taking advantage and twice testing Liam O’Brien in quick succession.

Stevenage suffered a blow to their chances in the 19th minute when skipper and right back Ronnie Henry was forced off with injury.

Hemmings soon took the chance to test his replacement Fraser Franks, beating the defender for pace before whipping the ball in from the left.

Jamie Cureton was busting a gut to reach the ball at the back post but it narrowly missed the evergreen striker and the chance was gone.

Again, though, the game seemed to follow a similar pattern with the visitors inviting pressure onto them after a half chance.

Ben Kennedy rolled the ball to Tom Conlon 25 yards out who produced a stinger that O’Brien could only beat away with half an hour gone.

From a corner, Daggers were able to break up field with Ashley Chambers bursting forward.

The attacker finally unleashed a shot 18 yards out from goal, forcing Chris Day into action.

Josh Passley worked hard to reach the ball but his touch was poor and it dribbled out for a goal kick.

Daggers went close again on the stroke of half time with Chambers again the creative spark.

Chambers sped forward at pace, passing to Jones just inside the area who cut inside but flashed the ball just over as the half ended goalless.

Daggers first real effort after the break came when Hoyte bolted forward from left back.

The former Arsenal man passed inside to Hemmings who shot first time into the arms of Day.

Stevenage then quickly broke up the pitch themselves but Brett Williams could only push his shot wide.

It was Dagenham who finally made the breakthrough when Cureton beat his fellow 40-year-old in the 53rd minute.

The evergreen frontman was played in thanks to a delightful ball from Chambers, who was looking lively.

Cureton then curled the ball into the net beyond Day in front of the visiting fans who quickly burst into song.

They always talk about hammering home your advantage and the visitors did exactly that three minutes later.

Cureton latched onto a long ball forward into the box and repaid the favour to Chambers by slotting the ball into his path.

The midfielder did the rest, shooting high into the net to further increase the volume in the away.

Once again, the action petered out before the hosts were thrown a lifeline with just over 10 minutes to go.

Kane Ferdinand nudged one of the Boro players in the back in the box and Ben Kennedy slotted the subsequent spot kick.

Despite conceding, Daggers had a glorious chance to seal the win when Christian Doidge sped forward with five minutes left.

The Welshman marauded into the box before colliding with Day on the floor and the ball spilled to Chambers.

He cut inside onto his left and fired at goal from 12 yards but saw his effort cleared off the line by Mark Hughes.

But Daggers survived the final minutes without conceding again for just their third win of the season.

Daggers: O’Brien; Passley, Nosworthy, Dikamona (Obileye 46), Hoyte; Ferdinand, Raymond; Jones (Mulraney 55), Chambers, Hemmings; Cureton (Doidge 81)

Subs: Cousins, Yusuff

Attendanche: 1,401 (including 123 Daggers fans)

Referee: Darren Drysdale


Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Barking and Dagenham Post visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Barking and Dagenham Post staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Barking and Dagenham Post account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest Barking and Dagenham Sports News

The England team celebrate after winning the Rugby Under-20 World Cup Final at the AJ Bell Stadium (pic: PA)

England 45 Ireland 21

Yesterday, 17:24
Ravi Bopara makes a run for Essex Eagles (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Bopara’s men beat the rain to make it back-to-back wins

Yesterday, 16:06
Leopards coach Steve Ogunjimi (pic; Paul Phillips)

Big Cats to host Ipswich, Chelmsford or Essex Blades

Yesterday, 07:47
Ashar Zaidi in batting action (pic: Graham Hodges)

All-rounder’s half-century leads way in successful chase

Fri, 15:30
Dagenham & Redbridge coach Darren Currie (right) in conversation with boss John Still (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Daggers coach confident knew additions will hit ground running and hopes for home opening fixture

Fri, 11:30
Lee Goodwin (centre) with his former Dagenham & Redbridge team mates at the Luton Town match last season (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Daggers legend putting together a consortium with view to making offer for Victoria Road outfit

Fri, 08:00
West Ham captain Mark Noble (inside, right) cuts the ribbon at the new Stadium Store alongside Josh Cullen (far, right) and young goalkeeper Sam Howes (far, left) (pic: WHUFC).

Canning Town boy full of praise for boss Slaven Bilic who has impressed as a pundit for ITV during the Euro’s

Thu, 22:29
Edward Kennett of Lakeside Hammers (pic: Rob Newell/TGSPHOTO)

Elite League: Swindon 52 Lakeside Hammers 41

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read sport


Show Job Lists


£15k prize bundle

Imagine having the opportunity to win an incredible £15,000 bundle of some of the most amazing prizes available. Well, for one lucky contest entrant that dream could soon become a reality because we at MyOffers are offering an incredible free prize bundle that will make even the most hardened person wild with excitement.

Win a BMW 1 series

There are fewer cars currently on the market more stylish and exciting than the BMW. Known all over the world as one of the best car manufacturers, the BMW is renowned for sleek designs and fantastic high quality workmanship.

Digital Edition


Enjoy the
Barking and Dagenham Post
e-edition today