Daggers 5 Torquay 3

Daggers hit five to defeat Torquay 5-3 at Victoria Road


Dagenham & Redbridge 5 Torquay United 3

DAGGERS edged a stunning match at Victoria Road with a 5-3 success over Torquay United.

The hosts led 1-0 at half time, thanks to an 18th minute volley by Peter Gain, only his second goal for the club.

It was after the break that the goals started flying in, as Danny Green drilled home from 25 yards, and then got his second almost immediately afterwards to make it 3-0.

Nicky Wroe pulled one back from the penalty spot, but Josh Scott restored the three goal advantage, back-heeling Green's corner past Scott Bevan.

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The Gulls then mounted a fightback, as substitute Elliot Benyon tapped home, and fellow replacement Mustapha Carayol smashed a 40-yard drive past Tony Roberts.

Carayol had another chance right at the end, but Daggers finally put the result to bed, when Wes Thomas scored his first for the club.

Daggers: Tony Roberts, Scott Doe, Scott Griffiths, Mark Arber, Will Antwi, Danny Green, Stuart Thurgood, Solomon Taiwo, Peter Gain, Paul Benson, Josh Scott (Wes Thomas 84).

Subs: Chris Lewington, Alex Bentley, Abu Ogogo, Graeme Montgomery, Billy Bingham, Harlee Dean.

Torquay: Scott Bevan, Kevin Nicholson, Chris Robertson, Nicky Wroe (Michael Brough 74), Chris Hargreaves, Wayne Carlisle, Danny Stevens (Elliot Benyon 46), Kieran Charnock, Tim Still, Scott Rendell (Mustapha Carayol 68).

Subs: Martin Rice, Mark Ellis, Lee Hodges, Steve Adams.