’s late goal helped Daggers earn a creditable point at promotion hopefuls Scunthorpe United on their first ever visit to Glanford Park.
It looked as though they’d be returning home with nothing to show for their efforts after David Mirfin’s 88th minute header had put the Iron in front, who had missed a second half spot kick, but Howell scored his first of the season to ensure a point.
Burnett started with the same team which won 2-0 at home to York City last week but they had to soak up long spells of first half pressure without Brian Laws’ Scunthorpe causing too much danger.
Eddie Nolan’s header was blocked by Scott Doe
, while skipper Abu Ogogo
got in the way of Deon Burton’s close range effort.
Having defended stoutly, Daggers enjoyed plenty of success in attack during the early stages of the second half.
saw a toe poked effort tipped wide by home goalkeeper Sam Slocombe after 51 minutes, before Josh Scott
headed the resulting corner on to the post.
And from another dangerous Medy Elito
corner the ball fell to Rhys Murphy
but his effort was blocked by Slocombe.
Ilesanmi handled in the area to give the Iron a chance from the spot but Lewington went low to his left and saved substitute Chris Iwelumo’s effort.
However, the hosts looked to have taken all three points as another set piece proved Daggers undoing as Mirfin headed home from Terry Hawkridge’s corner.
The visitors kept going to the death though and deservedly picked up a point when Howell slotted past the onrushing Slocombe from Woodall’s ball through.
Dagenham & Redbridge: Lewington, Ilesanmi, Doe, Saah, Hoyte, Ogogo, Howell, Elito (Bingham 90+3), Murphy (Reed 82), Scott (Dennis 67), Woodall
Unused substitutes: Seabright, Obafemi, Gayle, Connors.
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