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Posted Wed 20 Aug 14 at 15:42 PM

Daggers 4 Accrington 0

Always leave them wanting more is the philosophy of people in show business.

And the Daggers did that in style as they brought the curtain down on their home League Two season in emphatic fashion.

Accrington were never in the hunt as the Daggers dominated from first whistle to last.

The energy, creative ability and business like approach they showed brought them arguably their best performance of the season.

Fans went home happy after a sparkling display and if Wayne Burnett's men could play like this every week they would be looking at the top of the league, rather the bottom - which they were doing over the first half of the season.

It was a special day all round - especially for Matt Partridge, Frankie Raymond and 17-year-old Jodi Jones, who all got their first goals in professional footballl.

Partridge started the rout in the 20th minute, finding  himself unmarked on the far post to head through a corner from Raymond.

Man of the moment Jamie Cureton got the second in the 47th minute.

Coming on as sub in place of the injured Ade Yusuff, the veteran Cureton outpaced defenders almost half his age and rolled the ball home as the keeper rushed out.

It was his 19th goal of the season and you have to go back to the days of Paul Benson to find a Daggers striker with a return like that.

His superb performances in rolling back the years deservedly earned him the Player of the Season award. And he was not happy to settle for that goal.

After Raymond put the Daggers three up with superb 25-yard free kick in the 67th minute, Cureton had the last word.

Chasing what looked like a lost cause towardsthe corner flag, Cureton won the ball, cut inside and rolled it across for brilliant prospect Jones to finish it.

While all this was going on Daggers keeper Mark Cousins had only two worthwhile shots to deal with and the home side left the field satisfied with a job well done.

Dagenham & Redbridge: Cousins, Partridge. Gayle, Doe, Widdowson (Ogogo 50), Raymond, Boucaud (Connors 70), Bingham, Chambers, Yusuff (Cureton 37), Jones Unused subs: Moore, Connors, Doidge, Carr, Jakubiak

Attendance: 2038 (including 91 Accrington fans)


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