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Posted Wed 16 Mar 16 at 06:05 AM

Daggers 2 Morecambe 1

Goals from Joss Labadie and Jamie Cureton helped the Daggers to victory over Morecambe, despite the Shrimps brining one back through Tom Barkhuizen.

The countdown started for the Daggers as before this game they had eight games left to save themselves from relegation.

John Still made two changes to the Daggers line-up, after their last defeat at home against Accrington Stanley. Mark Cousins came in for the injured Liam O'Brien and Ashley Hemmings replaced Josh Passley.

Joss Labadie decided to test the keeper from outside the box, after the Daggers pressed high up the field, his shot ended up just inches wide off the goal.

Labadie once again with a shot from distance in the eighth minute, this time the shot managed to bounce over the Shrimps keeper and into the back of the net.
Cousins pulled out an incredible save to prevent Jamie Devitt’s shot from inside the box, which looked to go in.

Just before the half hour mark Jamie Cureton extended the lead for the Daggers. Labadie passed through the defence and the veteran took it round the keeper and easily put it into the back of the net.

Devitt had another chance on goal and it was Dominic Hyam, who put his body on the line to block the shot.

Labadie was given a yellow card just before half time after an aerial battle.

Great bit of skill and vision from Matty Cash, he managed to control the ball and put in a through ball for Christian Doidge, who had Cureton to his left, but his shot from a tight angle saw the ball go past the face of the goal.

Second half substitution Kevin Ellison nearly brought back one for the Seasider’s, a good delivery into the box found the striker, whose header hit the bottom of the post.

72nd minute and Cash whipped a cross in from the corner, finding Joe Worrall’s head, his header looked to go in but went past the far post.

Morecambe brought one back in the 76th minute, Tom Barkhuizen scored into an open goal, it was Hyams clearance which came off of Stockton, falling nicely onto the path of Barkhuizen. Still then made his first change of the game as Cureton came off for Josh Passley.
Nervous 15 minutes for the Daggers as the visitors pushed for the equaliser, but good defending to see out the win.

The Daggers are now just one point behind York with a game in hand, and hope to carry it on against Portsmouth on Saturday.

Daggers: Cousins; Hoyte, Worrall, Hyam, Widdowson; Cash, Labadie (C), Muldoon, Hemmings; Doidge, Cureton(76’ Passley)

Unused subs: Lewis Moore, Clevid Dikamona, Andre Boucaud, Matt McClure, Ashley Chambers and Luke Pennell

Attendance: 1,233

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