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Rover and out as the Daggers lose in cup

PUBLISHED: 16:34 30 January 2008 | UPDATED: 14:10 02 July 2010

SMILE PLEASE . . . Roneo A under-10s face the camera before a recent game. If you would like to see your team in the Post, e-mail your photos in jpeg format, to dagenhampost.sport@archant.co.uk

SMILE PLEASE . . . Roneo A under-10s face the camera before a recent game. If you would like to see your team in the Post, e-mail your photos in jpeg format, to dagenhampost.sport@archant.co.uk

ESSEX COUNTY CUP Stanway Rovers Youth 1 Dagenham & Redbridge 0 DAGGERS under-18 bowed out of the Essex County Cup as they were frustratingly beaten by Stanway Rovers, despite dominating possession for the majority of this tie. The visitors had numerous c

ESSEX COUNTY CUP

Stanway Rovers Youth 1

Dagenham & Redbridge 0

DAGGERS under-18 bowed out of the Essex County Cup as they were frustratingly beaten by Stanway Rovers, despite dominating possession for the majority of this tie.

The visitors had numerous chances to break the deadlock in the first half but were off target on every occasion, while Stanway proved far more efficient in front of goal, converting one of their rare chances to take a 1-0 lead into the break.

The second half was even more one-sided as Daggers laid siege to the hosts' goal but they were thwarted time and time again by a combination of bad luck and good defending.

In the end, the visitors were left to reflect upon a chance lost as their cup dreams ended, forcing them to concentrate solely on the Eastern Junior Alliance.

Dagenham & Redbridge: Durrell, Beard, Payne, Clements, Diantomba, Jackson (Mwanamambu), Robinson, Harris, Devlin, Porter (Heer), Shepherd. Subs not used: Patel, Jarvis, Lionel, Odongo.

THUNDERMITE LEAGUE

Jays 5 Corringham Athletic 0

INSPIRED words of encouragement of half-time gave Jays under-18s the impetus they sorely lacked in the first half as they ran riot after the break against Corringham.

It was the visitors who held the upper hand in the opening period and had it not been for some solid defence and some great shot-stopping from Jays keeper Fitgerald, Athletic would have been ahead at the interval.

However, after their manager's words of wisdom sank in, Jays struck within three minutes of the restart through Drake, before Agah brilliantly volleyed home a second.

Drake was at it again soon afterwards striking twice to more to complete a superb hat-trick, Hazle came off the bench to net number five, with skipper Sheridan receiving the man of the match award.

Jays: Fitzgerald, Fuller, Sheridan, Mansbridge, Breedon, Agah, Duggan, O'Driscoll, Donald, Drake, Courtney, Quinn, Hazle, Steadman.

EAST LONDON

& ESSEX LEAGUE

Chadwell Heath 4 William Fitt 2

CHADWELL Heath under-15s twice came from behind to eventually get the better of William Fitt in this highly-charged and physical clash.

A defensive error from the hosts allowed William Fitt to take the lead but Chads hit back when Ahmed fired home a 20-yard volley.

The visitors regained the advantage from the penalty spot after a handball in the box but Michael Elliot levelled things up again, also from the spot, before new signing Sam Melvin struck a 25-yarder and a superb header from James Hatwell sealed the win.

EAST LONDON

CHURCHES LEAGUE

Elim United 1 Freeflow 5

THIS top-of-the-table under-15s clash turned out to be surprisingly one-sided as Freeflow dented Elim's title aspirations.

The visitors' extra physical prowess saw them open up a 2-0 lead but after Mois Kaluakandi pulled one back for Elim, the hosts had a glimmer of hope.

The game hinged on a sending off for one of Elim's number though and despite solid performances from keeper Boniface Kimata and Adi-Adeosunm, Freeflow struck three more times to kill the game off.

Alliance United 3 Aveley 2

NIKKI Hornsby bagged a brace as Alliance overcame the shock of conceding an early goal to eventually see off a stubborn Aveley side.

The visitors struck with the first meaningful attack of the game but despite pushing for more goals, Aveley were met with great resistance by the Alliance defence.

After the restart Hornsby levelled and despite Aveley going in front again, scoring on the counter attack, Hornsby's second and a late Michael Abela effort saw Alliance to victory.

ECHO LEAGUE

Dagenham B 6 Barking Colts 1

DAGENHAM under-12s trounced Barking Colts with a supreme display of attacking football and booked a semi-final spot.

Embleton (2), Gunnell, Bojaj, Gouveia and Scotcher scored brill-iant goals to complete a fine win.

Dagenham: Kelly, Embleton, Gouveia, S Moran, L Moran, Stuart, Nicholls, Rooke, Bojaj, Sielele, Gunnell, Monty, Scotcher.

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