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Daggers fail Cambridge exam as winless run goes on

15:03 26 December 2015

Kyle Vassell of Dagenham and Redbridge sprints clear of the Cambridge defence led by Greg Taylor (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Kyle Vassell of Dagenham and Redbridge sprints clear of the Cambridge defence led by Greg Taylor (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

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Sky Bet League Two: Dagenham & Redbridge 0 Cambridge United 3

Dagenham & Redbridge’s wait for a first home season will run into 2016 after a dreadful defeat against Cambridge United.

Having looked more than a match for the Yellows during the opening half and getting forward whenever possible, the hosts dropped off after the break.

Cambridge took full advantage to smash in three soft goals as the east Londoners remain bottom of the Football League.

The match was Daggers’ first since the departure of Wayne Burnett as manager, with caretakers Darren Currie and Warren Hackett made seven changes.

Liam O’Brien took over in goal from Mark Cousins while Joe Widdowson came in at left back at the expense of Jack Connors.

There was also a recall to the starting XI for James Dunne after he missed the last match through suspension.

In what was a slow start to the match, perhaps the moment of most incident in the opening 17 minutes came when Joss Labadie was shown yellow.

The midfielder went into boo for a tackle from behind on Conor Newton despite winning the ball.

Daggers sprung into life in the 27th minute when fantastic harrying from Justin Hoyte saw the ball fly into the path of Cureton.

The frontman tried to guide the ball into the net on the half volley with the outside of his boot, but fired wide.

Five minutes later and Ashley Hemmings was next to try his luck after Hoyte’s cross was diverted into his path.

After dummying past one man, the winger shot with his weaker right foot, but saw his effort blocked by Leon Legge.

Both teams looked evenly matched and Cambridge could easily have taken the lead in the 39th minute had Luke Berry’s acrobatic overhead kick found the target.

On the stroke of half time, Daggers were awarded a free kick after James Dunne was fouled.

Josh Passley whipped the ball in from the left which was only cleared as far as Ayo Obileye whose effort from just inside the box cannoned the bar on its way over.

Daggers started the second half brightly and were presented with another solid opening less than three minutes after the restart.

Joss Labadie’s scuffed volley from the edge of the box was latched onto by Passley, but the defender was smothered by Beasant before the ball was cleared.

Despite the chances, it was Cambridge who took the lead through substitute Robbie Simpson in the 51st minute.

The striker was on the pitch less than a minute when he headed home a cross from the left in front of the travelling support.

From then on, the Yellows embarked on a great period of dominance and peppered O’Brien in the home goal with efforts.

And Simpson was soon at the double much to Daggers’ detriment to increase the gap behind the two sides in the 65th minute.

Obileye was adjudged to have fouled Ben Williamson on the edge of the box and Simpson curled the ball into the bottom corner from 18 yards.

Daggers were finished in the contest 11 minutes later when Barry Corr got his name on the scoresheet.

Elliot Omozusi produced an inviting cross from the right that Corr met at the back post that saw many home fans depart.

To their credit, Dagger kept going and almost pulled one back three minutes from the end through James Dunne.

Dagenham worked the ball forward well before the midfielder shot from 20 yards, but Beasant was well behind the effort.

Daggers: O’Brien; Hoyte, Obileye, Pask (Dikamona 67), Widdowson; Passley, Labadie, Dunne, Hemmings (Jones 67); Cureton, Vassell (Doidge 67)

Unused subs: Cousins, Boucaud, Chambers, Raymond

Attendance: 2, 425 (including 929 Cambridge fans)

Referee: Lee Collins

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