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Posted Wed 20 Aug 14 at 15:31 PM

Accrington Stanely 1 Daggers 2

Ade Yusuff scored his first two goals for the club to help Dagenham & Redbridge come from behind to win 2-1 at Accrington Stanley.

Wayne Burnett's side were one down at the break after West Ham loanee Sean Maguire put the Crown Ground outfit into a 38th minute lead.
However Yusuff, a half time substitute, turned the game on its head with two brilliant goals to earn Daggers all three points.
The hosts started the match strongly and Luke Joyce should have put them ahead inside the opening minute but headed over.

Stanley fans thought their team had scored in the 13th minute but Lee Molyneux fired into the side netting, much to the amusement of the 77 Daggers supporters that made the trip up North.

Jack Connors cleared Rob Atkinson’s header off the line five minutes later before Daggers came close when Brian Saah tested home goalkeeper Aaron Chapman with a well struck effort.

Despite Saah’s effort, Stanley continued to threaten and went ahead seven minutes before half time through Maguire.

Connors dived in on John O’Sullivan and although Kai Naismith wasn’t able to convert O’Sullivan’s centre, the ball came perfectly to Maguire who slotted past Mark Cousins and into the bottom corner.

A goal down at half time, Burnett subbed on Yusuff after the interval and it paid off in the 57th minute when the young forward scored his first for the club.

The former Chatham Town striker burst past a couple of defenders before firing into the bottom corner to level the game

And eight minutes later he scored his second goal in the football league after producing a neat step-over, he accelerated past his marker before finding the bottom corner again.

Stanley nearly levelled immediately afterwards through Andy Procter but his header crashed off the crossbar and Connors was able to help it clear.

Cousins then made an excellent stop from Joyce before he made an ever better save from Daggers defender Scott Doe, who had sliced his clearance goalwards.

Although the hosts enjoyed lots of possession in the final exchanges of the game they didn’t test Cousins again and Daggers held on for a valuable three points that moves them one place up the table to 18th.

Dagenham & Redbridge: Cousins, Batt, Doe, Saah, Connors, Chambers, Ogogo, Labadie, Hemmings (Bingham 77), Cureton (Porter 68), Doidge (Yusuff 46).
Unused substitutes: O’Brien, Goldberg, Partridge, Raymond.

Attendance: 1412 (77 Daggers supporters).

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