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Posted Tue 30 Jun 15 at 08:20 AM

Daggers 0 Cambridge United 3

Dagenham & Redbridge were beaten in their final home game of 2015 after a tough 3-0 defeat against Cambridge United.

Having performed well in the first half, Daggers were unable to keep their display up after half time and the visitors took full advantage.
The match marked the first game in charge for caretakers Darren Currie and Warren Hackett, who made seven changes from the hosts’ last game.
Liam O’Brien, Josh Pask, Joe Widdowson, James Dunne, Ashley Hemmings, Jamie Cureton and Kyle Vassell all earned recalls to the starting line-up.
In what was a fairly sluggish opening, Joss Labadie was shown yellow in the 17th minute for a tackle from behind on Conor Newton.
Ten minutes later and after brilliant pressure form Justin Hoyte, Jamie Cureton put a half volley wide from just inside the box.
Ashley Hemmings was next to go close for Daggers five minutes later, but saw his close range effort blocked by Leon Legge.
On the stroke half time, Ayo Obileye hit the bar with a thunderous effort from 18 yards that had Sam Beasant beaten in the Cambridge goal.
Daggers started the second half well and nearly took the lead when Josh Passley looked to get on to Joss Labadie’s scuffed shot, but the ball was collected by Beasant.
It was the visitors, though, who took the lead through substitute Robbie Simpson, who headed home in the 51st minute.
Simpson was soon doubling up with a delightful free kick 14 minutes before Barry Corr made it three with a header 14 minutes from time.
Daggers went close to pulling one back in the 87th minute, but James Dunne’s effort was well saved.

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