Dagenham & Redbridge player ratings: Morgan Ferrier excels in frustrating draw against Ebbsfleet
PUBLISHED: 14:15 17 August 2017 | UPDATED: 14:18 17 August 2017
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Callum Ison provides player ratings following the 3-3 National League draw at home against Ebbsfleet United.
Dagenham & Redbridge remain undefeated after only just holding on to a 3-3 draw in the dying minutes against Ebbsfleet United.
Early goals from Corey Whitely and Kevin Lokko in the first-half were cancelled out as fleet clawed their way back into the match late on to stop Daggers sealing three points at Victoria Road.
Morgan Ferrier was rightly named man of the match for his efforts and his long range strike, but there were some other telling contributions from across the pitch.
Mark Cousins (6) - The goalkeeper was rarely called into action in the first half, seemingly struggled with the Ebbsfleet pressure in the second. Beaten on three occasions, he could’ve arguably got a stronger hand to a great Ebbsfleet free-kick to keep it out, but made a great one on one save to keep the Daggers lead following Fleets first goal.
Sam Ling (6.5) - The former Leyton Orient youngster struggled in the first 15 minutes of game, but eventually grew into the fixture and provided a decent performance on the right side of defence, putting in some nice blocks and good tracking tackles.
Bondz N’Gala (6) - The defender made a few defensive errors, but on the whole had an average game. Him and Lokko caused mayhem from corners and had a chance to score from a powerful attacking header, which ended up being too close to the keeper.
Kevin Lokko (7) - The Stevenage defender was the pick of the back four and provided great cover throughout the game, swept up loose balls and powerful in the air. Good game rounded off by his first goal for the club with a tidy finish in stoppage time in the first half.
Luke Pennell (4) - Poor performance from the left-back, as he exposed his team to some serious pressure. Defensive counterparts rescued Pennell on many occasions and attempted passes rarely found their man.
Craig Robson (6.5) - Struggled to get a foothold in the game, but his work rate in the centre of the park applied needed pressure to Ebbsfleet midfield.
Andre Bocaud (6.5) - Boucaud made some key interceptions from the centre midfield and provided good cover when Fleet looked dangerous on the counter. A few too many fancy flicks and skills meant that he sometimes kept possession too long or ended up giving the ball away.
Fejiri Okenabirhie (7.5) - The winger worked extremely hard in attack and was providing good options out wide -however not always utilised. Defensive work rate let him down, walked around and left Pennell exposed on a couple of occasions.
Corey Whitely (7.5) - Scoring yet another goal for the Daggers with a neatly taken strike catching out the keeper, Whitely had a good game making plenty of runs and always looking to make chances. Denied a second goal by a great penalty save by Ashmore.
Morgan Ferrier (8.5) - The man of the match worked tirelessly in the attacking third, making good options down the flanks with his direct running on the ball. Capped off a great performance with his first goal for the club-a beautiful right footed curler into the top corner.
Michael Cheek (6) – The striker did not have his best game. He worked hard, but his efforts were not always changed into chances and at times struggled to retain the ball.
Oliver Hawkins for Cheek 69 (5.5) – The target man was brought into the game as a sub and had very little impact. Won a few aerial duels, but unable to create any chances for himself.
Elliot Romain for Ferrier 71 (5.5) - Another Dagenham substitute who had very little impact on the game.
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