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Posted Tue 30 Jun 15 at 08:23 AM

Cambridge United 1 Daggers 0

Dagenham & Redbridge were unable to pick up a point from their trip to the Abbey Stadium, going down 1-0 against Cambridge United.

The wind played a huge part in the game, with both sides struggling before a late penalty won it for U’s

Daggers made three changes for the match with Dom Hyam, Luke Guttridge and Joe Widdowson all coming into the starting XI.

James Dunne, who played nine times in the league while on loan for Daggers earlier in the season, lined up for the home team.

The wind was playing a major part early on with both teams struggling and Guttridge and Labadie shot wide for the visitors.

Daggers were almost hit with a blast from the past in the 20th minute when Dunne struck from the edge of the box, but his effort went over the bar.

The hosts were having a growing influence on proceedings and the visitors required Mark Cousins to keep out Luke Berry in the 35th minute to keep the scores level.

Neither side were unable to force the issue any further before the break as they went in goalless.

Daggers were awarded a corner in the 76th minute after good work from Guttridge, but the set piece just evaded Joe Worrall.

At the other end, Cousins had to be at his best to deny Josh Simpson after the substitute broke into the box.

It was the hosts who made the breakthrough in the 82nd minute when Luke Berry scored from the spot after Worrall tripped Simpson in the area.

That proved the undoing of Daggers, who are next in action at home to Wycombe on Tuesday.

Daggers: Cousins; Passley, Worrall, Hyam, Widdowson; Chambers (Jones 89), Labadie, Guttridge (Cureton 86), Muldoon Hemmings; Doidge (Hawkins 86)

Subs: O’Brien, Dikamona, Boucaud, Raymond

Attendance: 4, 494 (including 258 Daggers fans)

Referee: Carl Boyeson

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