Late Hanson strike denies interim Daggers boss Burnett a winning start at Bradford

PUBLISHED: 21:58 27 February 2013 | UPDATED: 22:11 27 February 2013

Luke Howell of Dagenham (17) is congratulated for scoring the opening goal in the 1-1 draw with Bradford City at Valley Parade. Pic: Dave Simpson/TGS

Luke Howell of Dagenham (17) is congratulated for scoring the opening goal in the 1-1 draw with Bradford City at Valley Parade. Pic: Dave Simpson/TGS

Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO c/o 27 Plaiters Way, Braintree, Essex, CM7 3LR - Editorial Use ONLY - FA Premier League and Football Leagu

League Two: Bradford City 1 Dagenham & Redbridge 1

Interim boss Wayne Burnett got off to a solid start with a 1-1 draw at Bradford over the League Cup finalists thanks to Luke Howell’s ninth of the season, but it could have so easily been three but for Sam Williams’ penalty miss.

Burnett was put in charge after John Still’s departure to Luton Town on Tuesday morning but made no changes from the side that lost 1-0 at home to AFC Wimbledon on Saturday.

Not many chances were created throughout the first half and the closest the home side came to breaking the deadlock was when full back Rory McArdle fired a shot over the bar in the opening stages.

Medy Elito had the visitors first real opportunity of the night when his strike was tipped behind by goalkeeper Jon McLaughlin after nine minutes.

But within four minutes of the restart Luke Wilkinson was brought down in the box and referee Chris Sarginson pointed to the penalty spot.

There appeared to be indecision over who would take the spot kick between Sam Williams and Elito, but the former won the discussion.

And as you could almost predict, Williams fired the penalty wide as Daggers spurned a wonderful opportunity.

Williams curled an effort wide of the target as he tried to make amends while McArdle saw another shot deflected behind for a corner.

And Daggers finally got ahead though with 69 minutes on the clock when Luke Howell shot home from the edge of D after being played in by Williams to become the club’s top goalscorer this season with nine to his name.

Alan Connell went close for the hosts to a leveller, which eventually came with four minutes remaining when substitute James Hanson finished after a cross was played into his path inadvertently by Femi Ilesanmi.

Skipper Abu Ogogo then hacked an effort off the line as Daggers held on for a solid point on their travels.

Daggers: Lewington, Ilesanmi, Doe, Wilkinson, Hoyte, Elito (Reed 86), Howell, Ogogo, Saunders, Williams, Strevens (Bingham 81)

Unused substitutes: Seabright, Green, Maher, Gracco, Dennis.

Attendance: 10,006 (58 Daggers fans)

Latest Barking and Dagenham Stories


With a month to go until the Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup returns to the Lee Valley Velopark in Stratford, the Great Britain squad for the next round in Berlin has been announced.


Lakeside Hammers will not be running in the 2019 speedway season after the BSPA revealed plans for next season after hosting their annual AGM.


South East Cup: Barking & Dagenham 0 Croydon 2

Think Tank Chatham House recruited pupils from Dagenham for a debate on the #MeToo movement.


Dagenham and Rainham MP Jon Cruddas expressed concerns that an energy park in Bexley will lead to “toxic fumes” billowing across the Thames to the Rainham and Beam Park development area.


Coasters lost 2-0 at Victoria Road in March

Residents face a council tax increase of almost three per cent in the town hall’s freshly drawn up budget proposals.


Are you aged over 25 and an unpaid carer? If you want to return to employment but need practical help and support to get there, Working for Carers can help.

Everest Estates stress-free service guarantees a fixed income for your East London or Essex property every month, even if no one is currently living there. Here they talk about the scheme and explain how it can help you dodge common letting headaches.

Barking and Dagenham is home to Better Extreme, London’s largest indoor skatepark. Whatever your discipline, be it skateboarding, inline, BMX or scootering, there’s a challenge waiting for you.

Newsletter Sign Up

Barking and Dagenham Post twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read sport

Show Job Lists

Education Promo

Digital Edition


Enjoy the
Barking and Dagenham Post
e-edition today


Education and Training


Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now