National League: Barrow 0 Dagenham & Redbridge 1
PUBLISHED: 17:32 09 December 2017 | UPDATED: 17:32 09 December 2017
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Daggers made it four wins in a row as Morgan Ferrier’s second-half goal sealed success in the bitterly cold north west.
Ferrier had the first chance of note on seven minutes, but his shot was saved by Stuart Moore.
But Mark Cousins had a let-off at the other end on 11 minutes when his kick rebounded off Barrow forward Jordan White and went out of play.
Corey Whitely saw a well-struck shot pushed behind by Moore soon after and Craig Robson saw a header create a goalmouth scramble, before the ball was cleared off the line.
Harry Panyiotou sent a dipping shot just over the Daggers crossbar on 21 minutes, but there was little else to report for the rest of the first half as the scoreline remained blank.
Panayiotou fired a shot right at Jake Howells within a minute of the restart, but Daggers broke the deadlock on 56 minutes when Andre Boucaud’s ball over the top found Whitely and when his shot was saved, Ferrier pounced to tap in the rebound.
Daggers boss John Still sent Mason Bloomfield on for Michael Cheek with 21 minutes remaining, with Ferrier firing a shot on the turn just over the bar soon after.
And goalscorer Ferrier made way for Chike Kandi for the final 10 minutes, before Moore did well to deny Bloomfield a second Daggers goal.
Barrow had a good chance three minutes from time when the ball found former Norwich City striker Grant Holt at the far post, but he headed wide, and Kandi’s dangerous ball into the home box could not find a Daggers team-mate.
Cousins then had to come up with a superb save to deny Holt in the final minute of normal time, as Daggers held on for three more points to maintain their hold on fifth place.
Dagenham: Cousins, Doe, Howells, Howell, Robson, Ling, Lokko, Boucaud, Cheek (Bloomfield 69), Ferrier (Kandi 80). Whitely (Adams 90). Unused subs: Moore, Sparkes.
Attendance: 917 (including 40 Daggers fans).
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