Daggers earn point at Cherries

DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE picked up an excellent point at league leaders Bournemouth on Tuesday night.

COCA-COLA LEAGUE TWO

Bournemouth 0 Daggers 0

by MIKE SIMMONDS

DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE picked up an excellent point at league leaders Bournemouth on Tuesday night.

Manager John Still gave new loan signing Darren Currie his debut on the left of midfield, while with Stuart Thurgood and Josh Scott both missing, Peter Gain moved to the centre and Jon Nurse came in upfront.

Both teams largely cancelled each other out in the first half, but it was the Cherries who showed first, as Liam Feeney shot wide.

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Currie was quick to show just why Still has brought him to the club, smashing a shot just over the bar, before setting up Paul Benson for a header saved by Shwan Jalal.

Benson came close yet again, but Marvin Bartley timed his tackle to perfection.

The action hotted up after the break as Danny Green came within inches of opening the scoring, but was denied by the covering Anton Robinson.

At the other end, Scott Doe continued to show his growing reputation as a centre-half, while Brett Pitman's deflected drive was well kept out by Tony Roberts.

Doe came close at the other end too, as his header was blocked by Jalal and the Cherries continued to defend well, as Jason Pearce prevented Nurse from netting.

In the final 10 minutes, both side's strived for the winner, but it was Bournemouth who came closest as Pitman had his effort deflected wide, while Pearce headed over and Ryan Garry was also off target.

Although the result dropped Daggers down to fourth, they were worthy of their point, especially after Saturday's home defeat to Rochdale.

Daggers: Tony Roberts, Nana Ofori-Twumasi, Matt Lockwood, Scott Doe, Will Antwi, Danny Green, Adam Miller, Peter Gain, Darren Currie, Jon Nurse, Paul Benson.

Subs not used: Chris Lewington, Tommy Tejan-Sie, Steven Demetriou, Abu Ogogo, Graeme Montgomery.

Attendance: 6,881 (inc 134 Daggers)

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