Daggers striker Michael Cheek delighted with comfortable Bromley victory

PUBLISHED: 11:00 28 August 2017

Michael Cheek of Dagenham celebrates scoring the opening goal against Bromley (Pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Michael Cheek of Dagenham celebrates scoring the opening goal against Bromley (Pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

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Dagenham & Redbridge striker Michael Cheek delighted with his side 5-1 victory against National League high flyers Bromley.

Cheek helped inspire the Daggers to victory by scoring a brace in the first-half, while team-mates Morgan Ferrier, Kevin Lokko and Corey Whitely all chipped in to seal the comfortable victory at Victoria Road.

“As a team we’re delighted with that obviously I think that puts us close to the top now and obviously still unbeaten, so we’re delighted.”

The 26–year-old striker picked off the ball after some sloppy defending and surged forward and hit his shot into the top corner in the fifthtenth minute.

Bromley equalised through Luke Wanadio, but it wasn’t long before Cheek found the back of the net once again, as Sam Ling picked him out with a cross as he rose above the defender and headed home a powerful effort to give his side the lead once again.

“Personally it was good to get a brace, especially at home as well and the fans loved it, so I’m happy yeah.”

Oliver Hawkins came off the bench and replaced the former Braintree Town player in the fifty second minute after he took a knock in the match.

“I picked up a little knock early on, so I need to sit down and see how it is.”

Dagenham & Redbridge make the trip to Maidstone to face Jay Saunders men who are coming off the back of a comfortable 3-1 victory against Sutton United themselves.

“Hopefully we can get another three points at Maidstone and look to stay unbeaten,” Cheek said.

Cheek also admitted he’s flourishing playing with the likes of Ferrier, Whitely and Fejiri Okenabirhie so far this season.

All four of the attacking players have been amongst the goals in most games and Cheek is backing them to continue their form.

“Everyone is a great player and we’re going to create chances,” he admitted.

“We’ve been free-scoring throughout and I think we scored two plus every game now.”

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