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Battle to stay up continues

PUBLISHED: 16:47 18 March 2009 | UPDATED: 12:55 11 August 2010

LONDON FOUR NE DAGENHAM 27 WYMONDHAM 15 Dagenham started their post Mark Collins era with a fine win over relegation rivals Wymondham on Saturday. The D s showed their purpose from the off as Paul Roberts powerful running was a feature all afternoon. Aft

LONDON FOUR NE

DAGENHAM 27 WYMONDHAM 15

Dagenham started their post Mark Collins era with a fine win over relegation rivals Wymondham on Saturday.

The D's showed their purpose from the off as Paul Roberts' powerful running was a feature all afternoon.

After several good passages of play, quick hands through the line allowed Neil Davis to sprint home under the posts and Simon Foster added the conversion.

The visitors tried to mount a comeback and scored a penalty, but Steve Tucker, John Hobden and West Calverley snuffed out certain tries.

With half time approaching, Perry Lock scooted over the line and Foster kicked the extras to leave the D's 14-3 in front.

A sloppy start to the second half allowed Wymondham to grab a converted score courtesy of some lacklustre defending.

The visitors also missed a penalty kick which could have brought them back to within a point.

Fortunately for Dagenham, they got back to basics and grabbed a crucial score when Bill Nelson burst through and finished in typically physical fashion.

The conversion was agonisingly wide, but the gap was out to nine points now and Dagenham had their tails up.

Some good forays from Jordan Wigham and James Roberts combined with diligent support play from James Griffiths and Kevin Everitt gave Foster a penalty that he slotted over, and D's now led 22-10.

Louis Stevens then got the killer try, pouncing on a loose ball.

Although Wymondham mounted a late surge to touch down once, D's had done enough to pick up a vital victory in their battle to stay up.


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