Daggers 0 Cheltenham 2 FULL TIME

Daggers slump to a poor defeat at home to Cheltenham Town

FULL TIME Daggers beaten here - more to come in a second.

Three minutes to be added here.

80MINS Looks like Daggers are going through the motions somewhat here, applying some pressure, but nothing really coming of it.

Green off now as Thomas comes on.

GOALFLASH - Josh Low has made it 2-0

Cool finish there from Low after running clear from halfway when Nana lost the ball, Spiller dived in and Day played Low onside from Huttons perfect pass.

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Currie on for Nurse now

65MINS: Daggers upping the tempo but its not really working for them at the moment as Miller sends a volley well wide.

Eastham in the book now for hauling back Scott when he was trying to burst clear.

55MINS Scott close to an equaliser there, getting on the end of Nana's cross, but Roberts keeps Daggers in the game with a stunning save from Alsop. Somehow he clawed that away after initially misjudging the header.

Daggers have started this half with plenty more attacking gusto, something they have to do - but Robins still look likely to score, Richards firing inches wide from inside the area.

Players out for second half now, they will need to be a lot better this half to get something from this game.

HALF TIME Thats how it finishes in the first half, very poor from Daggers there and Still will undoubtedly light a rocket in the dressing room during this interval.

GOALFLASH - Richards puts the visitors ahead

Daggers fall behind there as Alsop is in all sorts of space on the right flank and swings over a perfect cross that Richards heads past Roberts via a slight deflection.

Two minutes added on as Richards fires high and wide from close range.

Great chance for Benson then, unmarked header from 6 yards but he puts it straight at Brown. It wouldnt have been a deserved goal for the hosts, but one they would have taken with glee.

40MINS: Five minutes to go until half time and it cant soon enough to be honest. Green has a shot easily saved and the interval cuppa will be gratefully received.

Arber has just won the ball well from defence, shown good feet, and then spanked a pass straight out of play - a good 15 yards behind Danny Green - symptomatic of the opening 32 minutes.

25MINS:Quality is still in sparse supply right now, with too many errors being made by both sides.

Spiller is slowly getting into the game after a long time out, some nice control, but both side's final ball is seriously lacking.

Early sub for the visitors here, Lee Ridley off and Michael Pook is on.

Must be said, its a fairly tame affair right now - and Victoria Road is eerily quiet because of this.

10MINS: Pretty even stuff this so far, as Daggers have weathered the early storm.

A few headers have caused the odd problem for Scott Brown, but the visitors appear to be coping confidently so far.

First effort for Daggers there, as Nurse shoots from distance, but its easy for Brown.

Its all Robins so far as Roberts made a stunning save from Richards, while Gallinagh has just seen a header smack against the bar. Dodgy start for the Daggers.

Right then, we're all ready here, teams are out, and kick-off is iminent.

Also, if you would like to get in touch today, email: mike.simmonds@archant.co.uk

TEAM NEWS

Good afternoon and welcome to Daggers home clash with Cheltenham.

Team news is already in, and with Peter Gain suspended today, then Danny Spiller comes into the midfield for his first start since the home victory over Darlington.

Billy Bingham is on the bench too, having been recalled from his loan spell at Grays Athletic.

Daggers: Tony Roberts, Nana Ofori-Twumasi, Jamie Day, Scott Doe, Mark Arber, Danny Green, Danny Spiller, Adam Miller, Jon Nurse, Josh Scott, Paul Benson.

Subs: Chris Lewington, Wesley Thomas, Darren Currie, Graeme Montgomery, Abu Ogogo, Billy Bingham, Tommy Tejan-Sie.

Robins: Scott Brown, Lee Ridley, Michael Townsend, Andy Gallinagh, Justin Richards, David Hutton, Ashley Eastham, Josh Low, David Pipe, Joss Labadie, Julian Alsop.

Subs: Barry Richardson, Dave Bird, Drissa Diallo, Michael Pook, Kyle Haynes, Theo Lewis, Jake Lee.

The Post is running live updates from Victoria Road for Daggers League Two clash with Cheltenham today.

John Still's side will be out to bounce back winning ways after losing at Northampton on Boxing Day, while Robins' new manager Mark Yates is looking for a first victory since taking charge.

Full team news will be available from 2.45pm.

If you would like to get in touch during the game, contact mike.simmonds@archant.co.uk

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