Daggers 1 Port Vale 1 FULL TIME

A late goal by Josh Scott maintains Daggers unbeaten home record

FULL TIME Daggers nick a point here, more to come in a second.

JOSH SCOTT LEVELS THE SCORES

Top finish that from the youngster, especially as he had missed that sitter a few moments ago.

Dean has just put a free header over the bar now - its not going to be Daggers day!


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Harlee Dean now comes on for his Daggers debut, proud moment for the youngster.

80MINS: Scott has put over a shocker there, read the bounce of the ball but with just Martin to beat, fired over from close range.

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It was on his right foot but still, the striker should have netted from there.

Monty has now entered the fray, replacing Nurse on the wing - but as yet, the hosts dont look like finding a way through.

70MINS: Still nothing really going for the hosts here as they are yet to fashion a proper chance in front of goal.

Vale are doing a professional job at the back and keeper Martin made another good take there from Greens cross, he's had a solid game this afternoon.

Scott on for Thomas as Still reshuffles his pack, Thomas has got plenty of pace upfront, but his final ball needs plenty of work.

60MINS: Crowd has been announced as 2,003 with 265 away supporters, not a bad effort again from the home faithful this season.

Daggers are playing much higher up the pitch now, and Benson almost nets, but his turn and shot was clawed away by the keeper.

50MINS: Gain thought he had levelled the scores with a curling effort that was well saved by Martin - before Thomas got to the byline, but his cross was terrible.

The hosts have definitely started the brighter and are beginning to get into their stride now, whether they can break the visitirs defence is another matter though.

Second half underway here now and Daggers will need to get going if they are to take something today, its been far too quiet by their high standards.

No response yet from the hosts, Nurse broke down the flank, but his cross couldnt beat the first defender and there are some frustrated groans from home fans this afternoon.

Two minutes to be added on here.

GOALFLASH - Vale are ahead here with a stop finish from Dodds, who thumped the ball into the top corner with deadly accuracy.

Pretty sure thats the first time Daggers have gone behind at home this season - so they need to show their fighting spirits again this week.

Passes from both sides are going astray here, with Jarrett spectacularly picking out no-one on the left flank a minute ago - its pretty poor stuff right now.

30MINS: Pretty quiet stuff here, though Gain has just gone in the book for a poorly timed challenge and rightly went into the referees book.

Very close for Vale just then as Haldane slams a shot against the bar, did well to turn his man and will probably think he should have buried that.

22MINS: Not much for either side here it must be said - though the pace of Thomas is causing plenty of problems for the rather lumbering three Vale centre backs.

Nothing clear cut has been created yet though, and here's hoping that doesn't last too long.

15MINS: Daggers almost took the lead there, as Antwi slid in to try and connect with a fine Green corner, but couldnt get anything on the ball at the far post.

Green and Thurgood have both sent shots over, while Thomas just put Greens cross shot wide from close range, the striker might have hoped to do better from there.

5MINS: Thomas is causing some early problems here, and he should have done much better with an opportunity there as Benson was in plenty of space, but the striker, who has pace to burn, tried a backheel and it was easily cut out.

Lockwood is having a steady debut so far, while Vale are getting caught offside most of the time they foray forward.

Good afternoon and welcome to Victoria Road for todays clash between Daggers and Port Vale.

Team news for Daggers is that Matt Lockwood starts at left back, while Scott Doe replaces the suspended Abu Ogogo at right back.

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

Wes Thomas keeps his place upfront, while the rest of the side is unchanged from Saturday's 2-2 at Macclesfield.

Daggers: Tony Roberts, Scott Doe, Matt Lockwood, Mark Arber, Will Antwi, Danny Green, Peter Gain, Stuart Thurgood, Jon Nurse, Paul Benson, Wes Thomas.

Subs: Chris Lewington, Josh Scott, Steven Demetriou, Graeme Montgomery, Billy Bingham, Tommy Tejan-Sie, Harlee Dean.

Port Vale: Chris Martin, Sam Stockley, John McCombe, Marc Richards, Tommy Fraser, Louis Dodds, Lee Collins, Gareth Owen, Kris Taylor, Lewis Haldane, Jason Jarrett.

Subs: Joe Anyon, Rob Taylor, Luke Prosser, David Howland, Adam Yates, Jamie Guy, Damien McCrory.

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

John Still's side are yet to be beaten at home this season, and they will be out to keep up that record against Micky Adams' side. Full back Matt Lockwood is expected to make his debut for the Daggers, after joining on loan from Colchester on Friday.

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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