Dagenham & Redbridge player ratings: Midfield fail to carve out chances
PUBLISHED: 12:46 04 May 2015 | UPDATED: 12:46 04 May 2015
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Ned Keating provides player ratings following the 2-1 defeat at Exeter City
Dagenham and Redbridge suffered a final-day defeat to Exeter City as their four year wait for three consecutive wins goes on.
The Daggers had looked the brighter of the sides in the opening half but fell behind to Jimmy Keohane’s stunning strike in the 61st minute.
Exeter doubled their lead nine minutes later when Tom Nichols capitalised on Ian Gayle’s poor backpass and Jamie Cureton’s late strike in stoppage time came too late for the Londoners.
Cureton struck in front of the visiting fans, who deserved a goal for their support throughout the game despite the majority standing in the pouring rain at St James Park.
Mark Cousins (6) - Another reliable performance from the stopper but trying to play a one-two in your own area, as he did with Gayle that led to the second Grecians goal, is never a good idea.
Matt Partridge (7) - Despite playing in a more central role he bombed forward on numerous occassions and was a pest for the Exeter defence.
Scott Doe (7) - The defender marshalled a relatively-young back three well and if he does leave in the summer, his commanding presence will be sorely missed.
Ian Gayle (5) - His horrendous error allowed Nichols to score but let’s remember he has been very good since coming in for Ayo Obileye and could play a key role next term.
Jodi Jones (7) - It was a bright and vibrant performance from the youngster that even impressed the Exeter press officer but shot too often when it was the wrong option.
Abu Ogogo (6) - He was tenacious in the tackle but could have made a few more journeys forward than he did.
Andre Boucaud (7) - The Trinidad & Tobago international held on to the ball well in the middle of the mark when others were struggling to retain possession on a slippery surface.
Billy Bingham (6) - Of the midfield three, he looked to be tasked with providing creativity but struggled to provide chances for the attackers.
Ashley Hemmings (6) - He was lively in the first half but the Exeter defence looked to have sussed him out in the second half.
Jamie Cureton (7) - There was little in the way of chances created for the forward but at least he grabbed a goal at the death against his former team.
Ashley Chambers (6) - Like Cureton alongside him, did not receive the ball in a dangerous position as often as he would have liked.
Luke Howell for Jones 65 (6) - His arrival made the team more narrow but to little difference.
Alex Jakubiak for Boucaud 71 (4) - The 18-year-old was subbed off in stoppage time, 20 minutes after coming on with no sign of injury.
Christian Doidge for Jakubiak 91 - Did not have enough time to make an impact.
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