Daggers held by Shrimps

Daggers 100 per cent home record is ended as they draw 1-1 with Morecambe

by MIKE SIMMONDS

COCA-COLA LEAGUE TWO

Daggers 1 Morecambe 1

DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE saw their 100 per cent record at Victoria Road ended by Morecambe.


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Josh Scott had given the hosts a 37th minute lead after slamming a shot into the bottom corner, but the Shrimpers levelled in the second half, when Phil Jevons converted a penalty.

Daggers were good value for their lead in the first half, as Danny Spiller and Stuart Thurgood went close, but when Tony Roberts brought down Stewart Drummond after the interval, they were pegged back.

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John Still's side could still have won it though, as Scott and Danny Green both saw efforts flash wide, while Scott Griffiths also tested away keeper Barry Roche.

Leading scorer Paul Benson missed the two best opportunities in the final stages though, as his turn and shot flashed wide, before in the last minute, Roche saved when the striker was put clean through

Dagenham & Redbridge: Roberts 6, Doe 7, Griffiths 7, Arber 8, Antwi 7, Green 8, Thurgood 8, Spiller 7, Gain 7, Scott 7, Benson 7.

Subs not used: Lewington, Nurse, Thomas, Ogogo, Montgomery, Bingham, Tejan-Sie.

Booked: Roberts, Arber.

Morecambe: Roche 7, Artell 6 (Parrish 56), Adams 6, Bentley 8, Hunter 8, Craney 7 (Duffy 75, 6), Drummond 7, Curtis 6, Wilson 8, Jevons 7, Mullin 7.

Subs not used: Davies, Moss, Stanley, Twiss, McStay.

Booked: Craney, Hunter.

Attendance: 1,770 (inc 73 away)

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