Benson double downs Southend

STRIKER Paul Benson netted twice as Dagenham & Redbridge overcame League One side Southend United in their latest pre-season friendly on Saturday. The 29-year-old broke the deadlock early in the second half as he netted from close range, before making it

STRIKER Paul Benson netted twice as Dagenham & Redbridge overcame League One side Southend United in their latest pre-season friendly on Saturday.

The 29-year-old broke the deadlock early in the second half as he netted from close range, before making it 2-0 on 66 minutes, converting a lose ball in the penalty area.

Benson could have had a ha-trick late on, but hit the post after combining well with substitute Wes Thomas.

Daggers: Tony Roberts, Abu Ogogo (Alex Bentley 86), Scott Griffiths, Scott Doe, Will Antwi, Peter Gain, Danny Green, Solomon Taiwo (Stuart Thurgood 60), Paul Benson, Josh Scott (Wes Thomas 60), Graeme Montgomery (Jon Nurse 60).

Subs not used: Daniel Charge, Billy Bingham, Tommy Tejan-Sie, Harlee Dean, Glenn Poole.

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