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Posted Mon 04 Oct 10 at 16:43 PM

Daggers add three more points

For the fourth game in succession the Daggers found themselves behind in a game but managed to get something out of it. On this occasion it was Damian Scannell, making his first league start, who caused the Town defence no-end of problems.

Things could not have started any worse for the home side when they went behind after only 46 seconds. A quick free-kick from Michael Rose found Togolese international Thomas Dossevi. His header looped over goalkeeper Tony Roberts and into the netoff the far post.

The Swindon striker forced Roberts into a good save just minutes later and then at the other end a Bas Savage header forced a point-blank save out of Swindon keeper David Lucas.

The former Preston man was called into action once more in the first half when he raced off his line to smother at the feet of left-back Damien McCrory who had burst into the box.

Just three minutes after the restart Gavin Tomlin found Scannell on the left and winger, in his first league start, took a touch past Kevin Amankwaah before burying his shot into the bottom right-hand corner of the net.

Swindon responded with Paul Caddis and Jon-Paul McGovern both created chances but didn't take them whilst at the other end former Southend United player Scannell had one effort blocked by Lucas and then fired off target with the second.

John Still brought on Jon Nurse for Gavin Tomlin and four minutes later the Daggers scored their second. Danny Green's long throw was allowed to bounce three times in the middle of the box before Bas Savage's ten yard shot found the net through a crowd of static defenders. The dyed blue and red haired striker celebrated in front of the North terrace with his traditional moon dance.

Tony Roberts made a superb save in the 85th minute. Alan O'Brienon the left found Jon-Paul McGovern who hit a great strike but as it was heading for the corner of the net Roberts somehow got a hand to it and turned it away.

The referee added five minutes of additional time but the daggers held on for all three points against last seasons League One play off finalists.

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