showed his eye for a goal is as sharp as ever with a cracking finish for the Daggers.
Taking a long ball from new boy Clevid Dikamona, Cureton met it on the volley and, with the outside of his right foot, lifted it over advancing Orient keeper Alex Cisak and into the net.
It was a goal of real quality. But unfortunately came far too little, far too late.
It came in the last minute and by then a vastly superior Orient side were three goals up and in control.
Cureton's strike was the only positive note in a game the Daggers will want to forget in a hurry.
The departure of four key players in the summer has left manager Wayne Burnett with a massive problem.. For on the evidence of this bitterly disappointing display he has come nowhere near replacing them.
They made a match of it for the first 15 minutes and had an early half chance, which fell to Cureton. But he failed to get a clean hit and the opportunity was gone.
Orient striker Paul McCallum was proving a handful for the Daggers defence and he broke the deadlock with a close range 19th minute header when the ball was played in from the right.
That was the signal for the O's to take over and Lloyd James increased their lead with a 28th minute penalty after Dikamona handled in the box.
And when Dean Cox scored 25 yard free kick in the 55th minute there was no way back for the Daggers, who played with a worrying lack of self belief.
This setback means that in three games at the start of this season they have conceded ten goals.
Dagenham & Redbridge:
Cousins; Passley, Nosworthy, Dikomona, Widdowson; Chambers (Jones 53), Boucaud, Ferdinand, Hemmings; Doidge, Cureton.
O’Brien, Connors, McClure, Richards, Hamalainen, Partridge
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