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Posted Sat 26 Jan 13 at 13:35 PM

Interim boss Wayne Burnett got off to a good start with a draw with Bradford. Luke Howell’s ninth goal of the season put the Daggers ahead but a late goal from Hanson earned the beaten Capital One Cup finalists a point..

Burnet made no changes to the side that had fallen to defeat to AFC Wimbledon on the weekend

The first half was quiet with few chances created, the home side came close when full back Rory McArdle fired a shot just over the bar early on in the match.

Medy Elito had their first real opportunity of te night for the Daggers when his strike was tipped onto the bar by goalkeeper Jon McLaughlin.

Within four minutes of the second half Luke Wilkinson was brought down in the box and referee Chris Sarginson pointed to the penalty spot.

Williams stepped up to take the spot kick but unfortunately he put the kick wide of the post

Williams nearly put the Daggers ahead moments after when he had a good shot but unfortunately it went wide of the post.

It was the Daggers that did take the lead in the 69th minute, Luke Howell shot home from the edge of  the box after being played in by Williams . Howell now becomes the top scoring Dagger this season with nine goals.

Alan Connell went close for the hosts to a leveller, which eventually came with four minutes remaining when substitute James Hanson finished after a cross was played into his path inadvertently by Femi Ilesanmi.

The hosts pushed for a winner and nearly got it, thankfully for the Daggers Abu Ogogo was on the line to hack the back clear.

Attendance: 10,006 (58 of which were away)

Bradford: McLaughlin, Darby(Connell, 78), Davies, Reid, Gray (Hanson 60), Thompson (Wells, 60), Jones, Hines, Nelson, McArdle, Doyle

Subs: Bentey, Ravenhill, Atkinson, McHugh

Daggers: Lewington, Wilkinson, Femi, Doe, Williams, Strevens (Bingham 82), Elito (Reed, 85), Saunders, Howell, Hoyte, Ogogo

Subs: Seabright, Green, Maher, Dennis, Gracco

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