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Posted Fri 05 Aug 16 at 07:54 AM

Daggers 1 Lincoln City 0

Daggers continued their good home form at the start of the season with a 1-0 win over Lincoln City.

Daggers named an unchanged starting line-up following Saturday’s win at Guiseley, with Chris Assombalonga making his first start at home.

It took just two minutes for the hosts to register the first shot on target, with Fejiri Okenabirhie testing Paul Farman from distance after controlling the ball well.

The Imps keeper could only tip the shot over for a corner, but Oliver Hawkins could only head the set piece straight at Farman.

At the other end, Daggers had a let off in the 18h minute when Johnny Margetts fired straight at Elliot Justham after an error by Scott Doe.

It was the hosts, though, who took the lead eight minutes through Luke Guttridge who latched onto a knockdown from Hawkins.

The playmaker was left in a one-on-one with Farman, who rushed out, allowing Guttridge to dink the ball into the net.

Despite a brief flurry of activity at the start of the second half, things looked to have died down after the break following a frantic opening 45 minutes.

The hosts were fortunate not to be pegged back with 14 minutes to go when Margetts fired over from close range after a swift Lincoln counter.

Despite a late flurry of chances for Lincoln, Daggers were able to hold on and record their second home win of the season.

Daggers: Justham; Williams, Doe, Robson, Widdowson; Boucaud, Robinson; Assombalonga (Staunton 71), Guttridge, Okenabirhie; Hawkins (Benson 86)

Subs: Cousins, Raymond, Maguire-Drew

Lincoln: Farman, Habergham, Muldoon, Power (Hawkridge 58), Marriott (Anderson 65), Margetts, Beevers, Raggett, McCombe, Woodyard

Subs: Walker, Howe, Anderson, Simmons

Referee: Dean Treleaven

Attendance: 1,399 (including 247 Lincoln fans)

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