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Posted Fri 05 Aug 16 at 08:10 AM

Aldershot 3 - 1 Daggers

John Still made just one change to his side that lost away to Barrow, Andre Boucaud was replaced by Frankie Raymond, due to international duty with Trinidad & Tobago.

It was a tough opening 10 minutes for the Daggers after a number of chances came for the Shots. Idris Kanu headed just wide after he was found unmarked in the box.

It looked like the hosts had took the lead in the sixth minute after the ball fell on to the path of Rendell, but it was ruled offside.

Right on the tenth minute mark, Cheye Alexander curled a shot from the right hand side, but the ball ended up going past Elliot Justham's far post.

The goal eventually came for the hosts, 17 minutes into the game, as Donnellan turned a cross from Mensah into his own net.

38 minutes into the game saw the Shots double their lead, after a low cross from Arnold was tapped in at the far post by Mensah.

The Daggers came close to bringing one back, with three minutes left on the clock, as captain Scott Doe headed on to the side netting a Corey Whitely Corner.

John Still opted to make one change at half-time, Jordan Maguire-Drew was replaced by new signing Elliott Romain.

The Daggers then won a free kick in a dangerous area only one minute into the second-half, after Romain was pulled down, Frankie Raymond then forced Shots keeper Cole to save the low shot.

Ten minutes later saw another free kick being conceded in the exact same position, which ended up in a Daggers corner.

The corner resulted in the Daggers bringing a goal back in the 56th minute, a shot from Fejire Okenabirhie ended up being headed into the back of the net by Doe.

The Daggers made a double substitution in the 70th minute, Luke Howell and Paul Benson replaced Fejiri Okenabirhie and Oliver Hawkins.

83 minutes into the game and former Daggers player Matt McClure scored from the edge of the box and finding the bottom right of Justham’s goal.

Three minutes later saw Arnold shoot directly from a free kick just outside the box, forcing Justham to produce a brilliant save.

After a third consecutive defeat away from home the Daggers will play next at home on Saturday 25th March against York City.

Daggers: Justham, Widdowson, Robson, Doe, Raymond, Maguire-Drew (46’ Romain), Okenabihrie (70’ Howell), Hawkins (70’ Benson), Whitely, Donnellan, Sheppard

Unused subs: Cousins, Staunton

Aldershot: Cole, Arnold, Evans, Fenelon, Rendell, Mensah (71’ McClure), Alexander (78’ Straker), Gallagher, Kanu (85’ Giles), Benyu, Reynolds (C)

Unused subs: Buckley, Smith

Attendance: 2,113 (109 Daggers)

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