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Posted Tue 30 Jun 15 at 08:22 AM

Daggers 1 Northampton Town 2

Daggers boss John Still was unable to secure a win in his first game back at Victoria Road as they lost 2-1 against Northampton Town.

The hosts put on a brave showing, but were unable to do the double over the Cobblers this season.
 
Daggers made two changes from their last game with Still recalling Andre Boucaud and Justin Hoyte.
 
Oliver Hawkins and Harry Hickford both joined the club during the week, but could only make the bench.
 
Daggers tested Adam Smith in the Cobblers goal early on with Joe Worrall, Christian Doidge and Joss Labadie going close early on.
 
Mark Cousins was forced into action in the 19th minute to deny Sam Hoskins from the edge of the area.
 
The hosts had a goal ruled out for offside in the 35th minute after Ashley Chambers had headed past Smith and into the net.
 
Despite a period of pressure from the visitors, Daggers continued to perform well with Doidge and Chambers both going close before half time.
 
The match continued to swing back and forth after the break, with Chambers almost scoring after James Collins had gone close for Northampton.
 
Daggers eventually took the lead in the 62nd minute when Doidge bundled Josh Passley’s pass into the net.
 
Seconds earlier, the Welshman had flashed a header across goal before the ball came back in for him to score from close range.
 
Northampton hit back just seven minutes later though when John-Joe O’Toole scored from a corner.
 
And in the 79th minute they took the lead after a brilliant striker from the edge of the area by Ricky Holmes.

Daggers: Cousins; Passley, Worrall, Hoyte, Dikamona, Hemmings; Boucaud (Jones 85), Labadie, Muldoon; Chambers (Cureton 82), Doidge (Hawkins 82)
Unused subs: O’Brien, Raymond, Widdowson, Hickford
Northampton: Smith, Moloney, Diamond, Byrom, Adams (Taylor 87), Hoskins (Richards 46), Buchanan, McDonald, Collins, Martin (Holmes 67), O’Toole
Unused subs: Clarke, Horwood, Cresswell, Lelan
Attendance: 2,379 (including 892 Northampton fans)

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