Search

Trialist Connell on target in Daggers pre-season win at Bromley

19:05 05 July 2014

Alan Connell was on target for the Daggers in their 1-0 pre-season win at Bromley. Pic: Dave Howarth/EMPICS Sport

Alan Connell was on target for the Daggers in their 1-0 pre-season win at Bromley. Pic: Dave Howarth/EMPICS Sport

EMPICS Sport

Pre-season friendly: Bromley 0 Dagenham & Redbridge 1

Trialist Alan Connell netted the only goal of the game as Daggers picked up a win in their pre-season opener at Conference South side Bromley

Connell found the net after 12 minutes, and generally impressed in his 45 minutes on the pitch.

Boss Wayne Burnett took the opportunity to look at few triallists in the strikers department with Connell, previously with Northampton, Grimsby, Bradford and Swindon. There were also run outs for former Daggers loaner Troy Hewitt, who barely featured, and ex-Crawley and Wycombe front man Jon-Paul Pittman all starting.

And after a slow start, Connell made an impact as he raced on to Scott Doe’s throughball and slotted past an onrushing Seb Brown in the Bromley goal.

Chances were few and far between throughout the half, but Liam O’Brien was called into action on a few occasions for the Daggers.

He got down low to keep out a weak Louis Dennis effort, before tipping a Ali Fuseini shot wide.

And the former Dagger Dennis then got on the end of Reece Prestedge’s delivery from the right, but headed over the bar.

Only Doe reappeared for the second half as Burnett made wholesale changes to the side.

Gozie Ugwu, formerly of Reading, Nabil Guedioura, previously with Crystal Palace’s development squad and Venezuelan Marco Lobo, got their opportunity as the Daggers also introduced new signings Frankie Raymond, Nathan Green and goalkeeper Mark Cousins.

Doe blocked Harry Grant’s effort early in the second period while Bradley Goldberg, who has a successful loan at Bromley last season, looked promising up the other end as he forced Brown to tip a low effort wide and then had another effort cleared off the line.

Bromley had a plethora of chances to level late on though as former Gillingham striker Adam Birchall twice was twice guilty of spurning great opportunities and his lack of profligacy ensured Daggers picked up the win.

Burnett’s side will return to Kent on Tuesday when they face Ryman Premier side Maidstone United in their next pre-season friendly.

Daggers (first half): O’Brien, Connors, Batt, Doe, Saah, Bingham, Howell, Ogogo, Pittman, Hewitt, Connell.

(second half): Cousins, Green, Doe (Connors), Gayle, Pykes, Raymond, Obafemi, Lobo, Goldberg, Guedioura, Ugwu.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

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

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

24 minutes ago
Edward Kennett of Lakeside Hammers (pic: Rob Newell/TGSPHOTO)

In-form British rider comes in for unavailable Swiderski

11:30
Jack Connors made his debut for Dagenham & Redbridge against Colchester United in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy in September 2013 (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO)

Ex-Daggers left back says making professional bow was a highlight during time with club

10:30
Sir Bradley Wiggins will return to London for the Six Day event in October (pic: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire/Press Association Images)

Five-time Olympic gold medalist to make bow at iconic event

Yesterday, 18:51
Ravi Bopara in action for Essex (pic: Nigel French/PA).

Bopara and Westley play key innings in Wales

Yesterday, 16:45
Scintilla celebrate their latest win in the Essex County League

Team eases to eight-wicket win

Yesterday, 13:59
Dagenham & Redbridge striker Oliver Hawkins will return to face former club Hemel Hempstead Town on Jul 16 (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Daggers pre-season schedule continues to grow

Yesterday, 13:00
Will Ashby in action for Essex Leopards against a Team USA Select last year (pic: Paul Phillips)

Select side set to visit Brentwood Centre

Yesterday, 07:54
Scintilla celebrate their latest success in the National Cricket League

Barking club claim National Cricket League victory over West Essex

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read sport

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Competitions

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.

Kindle 7 inch tablet

Are you looking for a brand new gadget to help you stay connected on the go and make that long journey home a bit more entertaining? Look no further. MyOffers is giving you the chance to win 1 of 50 Kindle Fire 7” Display Tablets! That’s 50 times more chances to win, so hurry up and enter our competition today and you could be one of our lucky winners!

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Barking and Dagenham Post
e-edition today

Subscribe