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Posted Fri 18 Dec 15 at 06:05 AM

Everton 2 Daggers 0

Daggers put in a fighting display but it was not enough as they went out of the FA Cup following a 2-0 defeat at Everton.

Goals in either half were the difference, but the visitors deserve a lot of credit for putting in a resolute display.
 
There were three changes and all were enforced after James Dunne and Ayo Obileye’s loans ended and Justin Hoyte suffered a groin injury.
 
Nyron Nosworthy was recalled to the starting XI while there were debuts for Oliver Muldoon and Joe Worrall.
 
Evertoned named a pretty strong squad with Phil Jagielka, Ramiro Funes Mori, Steven Pienaar and Kevin Mirallas all starting.
 
Daggers did well to keep Everton at bay for much of the opening 20 minutes and had chances themselves too.
 
Christian Doidge drew a corner through great pressure while a foul on the Welshman led to Joss Labadie narrowly putting a 35-yard free kick over the bar.
 
At the other end, Mark Cousins was called upon on more than on occasion to deny both Funes Mori and Mirallas.
 
It was Everton who took the lead in the 32nd minute when Arouna Kone headed in a Bryan Oviedo free kick from the right.
 
Daggers continued to resist Everton’s pressure in the second half, with Worrall looking composed on debut.
 
There was also a first Goodison Park appearance for Jamie Cureton despite playing over 800 career games as he came on in the 66th minute.
 
But Daggers were two goals down with little over five minutes remaining when Mirallas scored a penalty after he had been tripped by Nosworthy.
 
Daggers go again next Saturday looking for a third win in a row at home to Northampton Town.
 
Everton: Robles; Galloway, Jagielka, Funes Mori (Pennington 45+4), Oviedo; Gibson, Besic; Lennon (Rodriguez 90), Pienaar (Osman 77), Mirallas, Kone
Unused subs: Howard, Deulofeu, Barkley, McAleny.
Daggers: Cousins; Passley, Dikamona, Worrall, Nosworthy, Hemmings (Connors 75); Muldoon, Labadie, Raymond, Chambers (Jones 62), Doidge (Cureton 66).
Unused subs: O’Brien, McClure, Ferdinand, Widdowson.
Attendance: 30, 918 (including 1,883 Daggers fans)
Referee: Paul Tierney

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