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Posted Wed 20 Aug 14 at 15:33 PM

Daggers 4 Carlisle 2

Ashley Chambers scored twice to earn Daggers a valuable three points against Carlisle United.

Billy Bingham and Jamie Cureton also found the net in the 4-2 victory to give everyone at Victoria Road a massive sigh of relief at the full time whistle.

Although the hosts started strongly, it was Carlisle that took the lead against the run of play in the 16th minute.

Derek Asamoah passed into Daniel Kearns, he ran at Scott Doe and turned the Daggers defender before forcing Mark Cousins into a save.

Cousins stop spiralled in the air but Damian Batt’s clearance unfortunately fell for Matty Robson and he squared to Asamoah who converted to make it 1-0.

But Burnett’s side responded emphatically and scored twice inside a minute to completely change the course of the match and potentially their season.

Billy Bingham grabbed the equaliser first of all in the 22nd minute, riffling home a free kick low and hard into the corner.

And a minute later it was two when Ashley Chambers fired the ball into the empty net after Ade Yusuff had ran into the box following Jamie Cureton’s flick on.

Yusuff’s touch let him down though but it forced Carlisle keeper Dan Hanford to bring down the forward but Chambers was on hand to smash in the second.

It got better for Daggers soon after as they managed to grab a third six minutes before the break through Cureton.

Yusuff flicked the ball on and Cureton spun his marker before firing low into the corner for a 3-1 lead.

And the hosts made the perfect start to the second period when Chambers got their fourth.

Cureton raced down the line and squared up his marker before cutting back for Chambers, who scored his second of the match firing into the bottom corner.

The astonishing start to the second period continued when Cureton won a penalty for his side after Tom Anderson had brought him down.

Unfortunately for Burnett’s side, the forward picked himself up after the spot kick but hit the bar.

Carlisle added another within a minute of that penalty miss when Danny Grainger curled a free-kick into the top corner to add to the home supporters nerves.

However Daggers held firm and didn’t concede again after Grainger’s sensational free kick and sealed a massive three points to move up one place in the league table to 21st.

Dagenham & Redbridge: Cousins, Batt, Doe, Saah, Bingham (Boucaud 90), Cureton (Doidge 90), Chambers, Labadie, Hemmings, Obileye, Yusuff (Porter 84).
Unused substitutes: O’Brien, Connors, Murphy, Green.
Attendance: 2097 (364 Carlisle United supporters).

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