Dagenham & Redbridge player ratings: Skipper Hemmings steers team to win
PUBLISHED: 14:40 07 September 2015 | UPDATED: 14:40 07 September 2015
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Ned Keating provides player ratings following the 2-1 win at Northampton Town
Dagenham & Redbridge had double reason to celebrate after Saturday’s 2-1 win at Northampton Town.
Not only was it Daggers’ first league win of the season but it was also the club’s first ever success in a competitive match against the Cobblers, ending a run of 10 games without a victory.
But the visitors at Sixfields Stadium had to do it the hard way, coming from behind after Marc Richards had opened the scoring for the hosts.
Dagenham, though, had a striker in the form of his life to thank for the victory while their stand-in skipper led from the front.
Liam O’Brien (8) - Showed ability as fantastic shot stopper with great reaction saves to keep Daggers ahead. Pick of good bunch was tipping Sam Hoskins’ shot onto crossbar in second half.
Josh Passley (7) - After Alfie Potter went off injured early in first half, defender rarely tested throughout game although one or two wayward passes.
Nyron Nosworthy (7) - Perhaps could have done more to defend opener but only blotch on otherwise good day from former Sunderland man.
Ayo Obileye (7) - Solid again from loanee but hardly has to fight for shirt with Clevid Dikamona only other centre back on books.
Joe Widdowson (6.5) - Poor header led to Cobblers’ goal and couple more times when left back invited trouble. Could be under pressue from Jack Connors for spot at Carlisle United.
Ashley Chambers (6.5) - Good pass to Ashley Hemmings in build up to first goal but didn’t offer much in attack apart from that.
Kane Ferdinand (6.5) - Dip in performance after recent displays but compotent enough when in possession.
Matt Richards (6) - Again passenger in middle of park. Andre Boucaud should easily regain place in squad, regardless of being captain.
Ashley Hemmings (8.5) - Getting back to levels of last season. Menacing in attack but should have had goal or another assist to show for efforts.
Christian Doidge (7) - Ran himself into ground again but presented with couple of good chances that should have rattled back of net.
Matt McClure (8) - Everything striker touches turns to magic currently. In red hot form and rightly keeping Jamie Cureton out of side.
Zavon Hines for Chambers 71 (7) - Good on break but caught in possession on occassion.
Clevid Dikamona for McClure 90+1 - Not enough time to make impact.
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