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Posted Tue 30 Jun 15 at 08:21 AM

Exeter 1 Daggers 2

Daggers got John Still’s third stint as manager off to the perfect start with a 2-1 win at Exeter City.

Daggers were unchanged following their 3-1 triumph at Stevenage on Monday, with Ashley Chambers and Christian Doidge both recovering from cramp.
The pitch as St James Park passed a pitch inspection before the game, but it helped Mark Cousins collect Lee Holmes’ pea roller in the seventh minute.
Daggers took the lead in the 11th minute when Joss Labadie scored for the second consecutive match.
The skipper headed home Ashley Hemmings’ corner from the right at the back post in front of the visiting fans, who were suitably pleased.
Cousins was again called upon in the 20th minute, stopping Alex Nicholls from levelling the scores at close range.
Daggers could have had a second in the 29th minute, but Chambers’ scuffed shot was grasped by Bobby Olejnik in the home goal at the second attempt.
The visitors went close again in the 33rd minute, but Doidge couldn’t direct his header on target after getting onto the end of a Frankie Raymond free kick.
Dagggers’ misses proved costly as Exeter pulled level through a Tom Nichols header in the 43rd minute.
After a tough opening to the second half, Daggers retook the lead in the 74th minute with Chambers again scoring for the second straight match.
The attacker got his head onto the end of a cross from the left by Hemmings to put the visitors a goal up.
Daggers were able to hold on to record a second straight win in the league and move out of the drop zone.

Exeter City: Olejnik, Woodman, Holmes, Davies (Oakley 80), Nicholls, Moore-Taylor, Reid (Morrison 81), Nichols, Tillson, Grant, Brown (Noble 80)
Unused subs: Hamon, McAllister, Ribeiro, McCready
Daggers: Cousins; Passley, Dikamona, Hoyte, Obileye, Hemmings; Labadie (Boucaud 46), Dunne, Raymond; Doidge (Vassell 73), Chambers (Cureton 77)
Unused subs: O’Brien, Nosworthy, Jones, Widdowson
Attendance: 3, 451 (including 84 Daggers fans)
Referee: Graham Harwood

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