Le Fondre double too much for Daggers

TWO first-half goals from hot shot Adam Le Fondre condemned Dagenham & Redbridge to their fourth successive defeat on Tuesday night.

COCA COLA LEAGUE TWO

Rotherham 2 Daggers 0

by MIKE SIMMONDS

TWO first-half goals from hot shot Adam Le Fondre condemned Dagenham & Redbridge to their fourth successive defeat on Tuesday night.


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The Rotherham frontman netted after 11 and 35 minutes, while Daggers failed to find the third game running, extending their barren streak to a shade under six hours.

Manager John Still recalled Danny Green and Josh Scott to the side, with Darren Currie and Wes Thomas dropping to the bench, and the visitors went close early on.

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Jon Nurse fired over the bar, before a fine run and cross from Green saw Paul Benson head off target from eight yards.

The Millers, who had suffered back to back defeats themselves, responded and were ahead when Nicky Law found Kevin Ellison whose shot was turned in by Le Fondre.

Rotherham continued to press as Gary Roberts saw an effort saved by Tony Roberts, while Le Fondre was denied by a goal-line clearance.

Daggers task grew even harder with 10 minutes to go to the break as skipper Mark Arber brought down Le Fondre to earn a booking and concede a penalty.

The striker stepped up to beat Roberts from the spot and net his 21st goal of the season.

It was almost 3-0 before half time as Ellison's low strike just went wide, but despite forcing a number of corners, Daggers couldn't find a way through.

After the break, Tom Pope just failed to convert Gavin Gunning's cross, while at the other end, Nurse saw his drive tipped over by Andy Warrington.

Rotherham continued to look in control though and Le Fondre curled a shot over, as although Still threw on Phil Walsh and Graeme Montgomery in the closing stages, they returned south with nothing.

Daggers: Tony Roberts, Abu Ogogo, Damien McCrory, Scott Doe, Mark Arber, Danny Green, Marlon Pack, Peter Gain, Jon Nurse (Graeme Montgomery 88), Josh Scott (Phil Walsh 67), Paul Benson.

Subs not used: Chris Lewington, Romain Vincelot, Darren Currie, Danny Spiller, Wes Thomas.

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