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Posted Wed 20 Aug 14 at 15:37 PM

Daggers 0 Portsmouth 0

Dagenham and Redbridge kept a clean sheet and extended their run to only one defeat in eight games.

Jodi Jones became the youngest ever Dagenham & Redbridge player when he replaced Alex Jakubiak late in the game.

The game began at an incredible pace and saw chances at both ends and a strong penalty appeal when Jamie Cureton felt he was tripped by Joe Devera.

Cureton, fresh from his brace against York at the weekend was causing the Pompey defence all sorts of problems. After 15 minutes, he used his pace to get past Dan Butler and get a shot away but it was dealt with by Paul Jones in the Pompey net.

Pompey had a few chances of their own and Mark Cousins had to be aware when a powerful header from Devera but the Daggers 'keeper held on to the ball with a safe pair of hands.

Andre Boucaud played well throughout the 90 minutes and was first to every loose ballm it was from one of these loose balls that he launched a Daggers attack which culminated in Jakubiak flashing a powerful shot across the goal but to no avail.

Ayo Obileye extended his loan with the club until the end of the season during the week and similar defensive displays such as the one shown against Portsmouth will certainly be welcome.

The defender had to be alert to prevent Matt Tubbs running through on goal late in the first half.

Andre Boucaud had a chance to give Daggers the lead in spectacular fashion when Ashley Hemming's pass found Boucaud in space 35 yards from the goal, Boucaud let off an incredible strike that just whistled past the outside of the post leaving Jones rooted to the spot in the Pompey goal.

Abu Ogogo continued his recovery from injury with a solid 90 minutes and earned the point for Daggers late in the game with a sublime tackle on Paul Robinson.

Daggers: Mark Cousins, Scott Doe, Billy Bingham, Jamie Cureton(Daniel Carr 81), Abu Ogogo, Luke Howell, Ashley Hemmings, Ayo Obileye, Andre Boucaud, Joe Widdowson, Alex Jakubiak (Jodi Jones 90+1)

Unused substitutes: Liam O'Brien, Jack Connors, Brian Saah, Ashley Chambers, Joss Labadie,

Attendance: 2310 ( 865 away)

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