Dagenham & Redbridge 0 Stevenage 2: Daggers blunted in final home friendly as Luke Wilkinson nets on Victoria Road return
PUBLISHED: 16:52 29 July 2017 | UPDATED: 16:52 29 July 2017
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Friendly: Dagenham & Redbridge 0 Stevenage 2 (Wilkinson 13, McKee 20)
Dagenham & Redbridge were beaten 2-0 by League Two side Stevenage in their final home friendly before the new term starts.
With a week to go until the beginning of the National League season, Daggers boss John Still perhaps gave a clue as to who will start at home to Barrow next Saturday.
With skipper Scott Doe still absent following a hernia operation, Craig Robson partnered the side at centre-back, with Bondz N’Gala his partner in defence.
Right-back Ben Nunn is another facing a race against time to be fit to face the Bluebirds, with Sam Ling playing in his absence.
Summer signings Morgan Ferrier and Michael Cheek linked up in attack, with in-demand forward Oliver Hawkins on the bench.
The Essex club fell behind in the 13th minute when ex-Daggers defender Luke Wilkinson headed home for the visitors on his return to Victoria Road.
Seven minutes later, Mark McKee added a second for Darren Sarll’s men, firing into the top corner after being played in on goal.
There were no goals in the second half, with Daggers next in action at Victoria Road next Saturday in their first National League game of the season against Barrow.
Daggers (4-4-2): Justham; Ling, N’Gala, Robson, Pennell; Whitely, Boucaud, Robinson, Okenabirhie; Ferrier, Cheek.
Subs: Cousins, Adams, Hawkins, Romain, Wheeler, White, Bloomfield, Howells Agboola.
Stevenage (4-4-2): Fryer; Henry, Wilkinson, Franks, Martin; Samuel, Ferry, Gorman, Beautyman; Newton, McKee.
Subs: Day, Wilmot, Wade-Slater, Andronicos, Conlon, Whelpdale, Turgott.
Referee: Mr A Pope
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