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Match Report


Posted Tue 03 Nov 15 at 06:05 AM

Daggers 0 Oxford United 2

Dagenham & Redbridge were knocked out of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy after a disappointing performance at home to Oxford United.

Wayne Burnett’s side started the first and second period poorly and in the end that would cost them dear.
Although they had plenty of possession against the Yellows, they failed to turn them into enough clear cut opportunities.
The hosts made the worst possible start as they lost the ball from their own kick-off and found themselves trailing inside the opening minute.
Danny Hylton got in down the right and outmuscled Josh Pask too easily before crossing into the box.
And Pat Hoban was free at the back post and able to smash into the net to give the Yellows the lead after just a minute.
Daggers looked to respond and won a free kick in the 11th minute after a driving run by skipper Joss Labadie.
Ashley Chambers stepped up to take the set piece, but his effort took a deflection before going wide and it remained 1-0 to the visitors.
Chambers was looking lively and test Benjamin Buchel in the 24th minute with a shot from outside the area.
Josh Passley picked up the loose ball and his cross came all the way to Ashley Hemmings at the back post, but after cutting inside his effort was deflected wide by the Yellow goalkeeper.
Five minutes later and it was the chance of the visitors to go close as Alex MacDonald let fire from outside the area. Daggers Mark Cousins was equal to the strike and parried it away from goal.
Ayo Obileye hobbled off in the 37th minute after a late tackle on AJ George with Clevid Dikamona coming on in his place.
Hylton had a decent opportunity four minutes later, but could only fire straight at Cousins and after three minutes of stoppage time the half time whistle followed and the home side trailed a goal to nil.
Jake Mulraney came on at the break but once again the Yellows started the stronger of the two teams and doubled their advantage with just over a minute of the second period played.
Daggers failed to clear a corner properly and MacDonald fired in an effort from range which found the bottom corner.
Burnett’s men tried to respond and Matt McClure had an effort cleared off the line from Cheyenne Dunkley in the 49th minute.
Jamie Cureton was introduced in place of Joe Widdowson afterwards and Chambers whizzed a strike over the crossbar as they looked for a response.
McClure had another good chance 18 minutes from time after playing an intelligent one-two with Hemmings, but his effort was deflected wide of the post.
Labadie tried his luck two minutes later but Buchel got down low to gather and the seconds ticked around at Victoria Road.
Despite some late pressure from Daggers, they never looked like scoring and the game finished 0-2.

Attendance: 1,011 (224 away)

Daggers XI: Cousins, Passley, Labadie, McClure, Chambers, Doidge, Hemmings, Pask, Dunne, Obileye, Widdowson.
Subs: O'Brien, Mulraney, Raymond, Dikamona, Cureton

Oxford XI: Buchel, Skarz, Rose, Sercombe, Hoban, Hylton, MacDonald, Gayle, Cundy, George, Dunkley.
Subs: Slocombe, Giles, Ashby, Humphreys, Carroll

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