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Posted Sun 24 Jun 12 at 16:47 PM

Daggers make it three unbeaten

Dagenham & Redbridge made it back to back home draws as they came from behind against promotion chasers Burton Albion to make it three games unbeaten under interim manager Wayne Burnett.

Burton Albion started the brighter of the two sides and threatened early on in the half when neat play down the right hand side saw Zola rise highest in the box but his effort was easily saved by Lewington. After a slow start from Dagenham the half started to become more open as both teams shared spells of domination but either side really forcing the keepers into action.

Albion came close again when a cross from the left hand side found it’s way to Zola again who’s shot was deflected over the bar. MacDonald was the next to come close to finding the opener but his header was inches over the bar.

Dagenham’s best chance came when Josh Scott was brought down just outside the Albion box and Saunders drew Tomlinson into action as he palmed away Saunders goal bound free kick.

Minutes later Albion opened the scoring on the 34th minute when their top scorer Maghoma provided for Bell who lashed in from 20 yards. Just before half time Dagenham nearly found themselves 2 down as Calvin Zola’s effort was cleared off the line. Scott looked to respond for the home side instantly as he cut in from the right and drove an effort over the bar.

The second half saw a rejuvenated Dagenham side who looked the more likely to score out of the two as they controlled possession. It wasn’t long before Albion’s resistance wore off as Ogogo played into Scott’s feet who turned his marker to strike home the equaliser on the 49th minute.

After the equaliser chances were few and far between as both sides pushed to get the winner. Paterson and Maghoma both came close towards the latter stages of the game but both sides had to settle for the draw.

Daggers: Lewington, Ilesanmi, Doe, Wilkinson, Ogogo, Elito (Dennis 46), Saunders, Howell, Hoyte, Strevens, Scott (Reed 82).

Unused substitutes: Seabright, Green, Maher, Bingham, Shields.

Attendance: 1,364 (146 Burton Albion fans)


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