Fantastic Five for Daggers at Dover
PUBLISHED: 17:03 06 July 2013 | UPDATED: 09:49 09 July 2013
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Pre-season friendly: Dover Athletic 0 Dagenham & Redbridge 5
Daggers picked up their second comfortable win of pre-season in Kent with a 5-0 thumping of Conference South side Dover Athletic.
Trialist Afolabi Obafemi again impressed while Bradley Goldberg also added another off the bench as they aim to impress boss Wayne Burnett.
Dagenham started the game on the back foot, with the hosts spending the bulk of time in the visitors half.
The closest the hosts came was when former Ebbsfleet United striker Nathan Elder headed straight at Chris Lewington after 10 minutes.
But the Daggers thought they had taken the lead three minutes later when Medy Elito’s cross was headed home by Jake Reed, only for the linesman to flag for offside.
Reed proved to be the main outlet for the Daggers and was just unable to get a touch on Femi Ilesanmi’s teasing ball in on the quarter hour mark.
And Wayne Burnett’s side did eventually take the lead over their Kent hosts when trialist Obafemi crossed from the right and, in an almost identical move to his disallowed goal, Reed glanced his header past goalkeeper Mitch Walker.
Obafemi showed some good touches and almost finished off a fine individual move, only to see it deflected behind for a corner.
Two minutes before the break the lead was doubled for the Daggers when the ball fell kindly for Louis Dennis on the edge of the box and his effort deflected over Walker off Adam Bailey-Dennis and into the net.
Reed came off with a slight injury at the end of the half to be replaced by former Bristol Rovers winger Ben Swallow.
And it was fine start to the second half as well with six minutes gone when Obafemi found the net.
He received the ball wide on the left from Luke Howell before running at the Lilywhites defence and firing right footed past Walker.
Three minutes later and the Daggers were 4-0 ahead when Josh Scott applied the finish.
The usual substitutes followed with Burnett taking the chance to have a look at former Southend United midfielder Alex Woodyard.
Jordan Seabright made a smart save in the visitors’ goal to keep Chris Kinnear’s side at bay but the changes and the searing heat started to take the toll and the game petered ou.
But there was stil time for Goldberg to add a fifth late on with a fine finish from the edge of the box with goalkeeper Lee Hook rooted to the spot.
Dagenham & Redbridge: Lewington, Hoyte, Doe, Gayle, Ilesanmi, Dennis, Howell, Elito, Reed, Obafemi, Scott.
Substitutes: Conners, Shields, Goldberg, Santos, Seabright, Joe White, Ben Swallow, Alex Woodyard,Lewis Feeley, Moses Ashikodi, Greg Ngoyi.
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