Second half comeback inspires Daggers

A SUPERB second half performance saw Dagenham & Redbridge come from a godl down to end Macclesfield Town s three-game unbeaten run.

COCA-COLA LEAGUE TWO

Dagenham & Redbridge 3 Macclesfield Town 1

by MIKE SIMMONDS

A SUPERB second half performance saw Dagenham & Redbridge come from a goal down to end Macclesfield Town's three-game unbeaten run this afternoon.


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Daggers biggest crowd of the season, 3,721, packed into Victoria Road with the club slashing prices for a community fight against racism day, and they were in for a treat from the first whistle

It was a cracking game full of goalmouth incident, as Josh Scott's header was spectacularly cleared off the line by Ross Draper, Peter Gain missed an open goal, while Paul Benson's header was punched over by Jonny Brain, all in the first half.

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Macclesfield had their moments too, and went ahead on 31 minutes as a corner was cleared as far as Lee Bell 35 yards out and his volley went under the body of keeper Tony Roberts and into the net.

After the break, Emile Sinclar almost made it 2-0, but Daggers cranked up the pressure and were level after the Silkmen couldn't clear their lines.

Yoann Folly hit the bar with a curling shot, the rebound made its way to Scott Doe and he found Danny Green, who netted with an angled drive.

Benson thought he had made it 2-1 tapping home from close range after Josh Scott's shot hit the post, but it was ruled out for handball, before the striker put a free header wide too.

Daggers eventually took the lead in the 71st minute when Benson fed Green and his pinpoint cross was clinically volleyed home by Abu Ogogo.

They put the icing on the cake with three minutes to go, Green sending a superb volley with the outside of his right foot into the top corner.

The winger, who has come storming back to form recently, almost notched his hat-trick, but another glorious long-range effort hit the post, while substitute Phil Walsh saw his header tipped behind by Brain.

The result lifted Daggers up to eighth in the table, but they remain three points behind Northampton Town, who won 2-0 against Morecambe.

Daggers: Tony Roberts, Abu Ogogo, Damien McCrory, Mark Arber, Scott Doe (Anwar Uddin 90), Danny Green, Marlon Pack (Jon Nurse 66), Yoann Folly, Peter Gain, Paul Benson, Josh Scott (Phil Walsh 90).

Subs not used: Chris Lewington, Wes Thomas, Darren Currie, Tommy Tejan-Sie.

Booked: Gain.

Attendance: 3,721 (inc 94 away).

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