Daggers come from behind to beat Bishop’s Stortford

PUBLISHED: 16:59 21 July 2018 | UPDATED: 16:59 21 July 2018

Dagenham & Redbridge visited Bishop's Stortford for a pre-season friendly (pic: Ned Keating)

Dagenham & Redbridge visited Bishop's Stortford for a pre-season friendly (pic: Ned Keating)


Pre-season friendly: Bishop’s Stortford 1 (Osadebe 8) Dagenham & Redbridge 3 (Robinson 15, Donovan 70, Swain 73)

Dagenham & Redbridge’s pre-season preparation continue to take flight after a 3-1 win at Bostik Premier outfit Bishop’s Stortford.

Stortford took the lead in just the eighth minute when a poor touch from Daggers defender Patrick Webber allowed Chi Osadebe to intercept the ball, before running through on goal and netting.

It took just seven minutes for Daggers to restore parity, though, with skipper Matt Robinson netting after Michael Cheek’s initial shot was blocked towards the midfielder

In the 26th minute, a cross from the left by Bishops defender Marcus Crowther went all the way through the post, but found Ryan Charles at the back post.

However, visiting custodian Lewis Moore was out quick to deny the home side a second goal.

Stortford midfielder Johnville Renee then hit the post from a corner three minutes later in good period from the gome side.

Four minutes into the second half, defender Gavin Hoyte had an effort cleared off the line for the Essex club following a short corner by Ollie Harfield.

With 20 minutes remaining, Taylor’s men hit the front for the first time in the match when Harry Donovan scored on the turn, with his effort clipping the post on its way in.

Ollie Swain then scored the third for the visitors three minutes later when heading home a Harfield corner from the right.

With two minutes remaining, the National League outfit could have had a fourth, but Lanre Balogun saw his effort from inside the box well saved by Bobby Mason.

Daggers return to Victoria Road on Wednesday for their next match when they welcome Cambridge United of Sky Bet League Two.

Stortford (4-3-3): Mason; Omofe, Green (Brassington 60), Robinson, Crowther (Farah 71); Foxley, Ronto, Renee; Osadebe (Mason 67), Westcott (Thomas 67), Charles (Nzuruba 60).

Subs: Mutimor (GK)

Daggers (4-4-2): Moore; Hoyte, Khinda-John (McQueen 46), Webber (Swain 46), Gordon; Kandi (Bonds 62), Robinson (Agboola 82), Donovan (M Hyde 76), Harfield (Salis 88); Cheek (Hirst 71), Romain (Balogun 71).

Subs: Naija (GK).

Referee: Craig Barnett.


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