Le Fondre strikes to down Daggers

DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE succumbed to a harsh defeat at the hands of promotion-chasing Rotherham United at Victoria Road.

COCA-COLA LEAGUE TWO

Daggers 0 Rotherham 1

by MIKE SIMMONDS

DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE succumbed to a harsh defeat at the hands of promotion-chasing Rotherham United at Victoria Road.


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A goal from the division's leading scorer Adam le Fondre, his 26th strike of the season, was enough to settle the tight clash, in which Daggers had the better of the chances.

But with 61 minutes on the clock, they failed to deal with Marcus Marshall's ball into the box and although Tony Roberts made a great save from Craig McAllister, like all good goalscorers, le Fondre was on hand to tuck home the rebound.

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It was the first goal Daggers had conceded in over six hours of football, and a cruel way to lose their four game unbeaten run.

Manager John Still brought winger Graeme Montgomery in for the suspended Peter Gain, handing Yoann Folly his full home debut, and they came close in the first half when Josh Scott's header flashed across goal.

Chances were at a premium in the opening 45 minutes, and it was only once le Fondre had broken the deadlock that the hosts really looked like scoring.

With Danny Green superb on the right flank, tormenting full back Mark Lynch to set up Paul Benson and substitute Phil Walsh, who both went close with identical headers.

It wasn't to be Daggers day though and although they dropped a place in the table, they remain just four points away from Northampton Town in seventh position, with a game in hand.

Daggers: Tony Roberts, Abu Ogogo, Damien McCrory, Scott Doe, Mark Arber, Danny Green, Marlon Pack (Phil Walsh 75), Yoann Folly, Graeme Montgomery (Darren Currie 57), Paul Benson, Josh Scott.

Subs not used: Chris Lewington, Anwar Uddin, Billy Bingham, Jon Nurse, Romain Vincelot.

Attendance: 1,862 (inc 250 away).

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