Dagenham & Redbridge 0 Wrexham 0: Late Craig Robson own goal cruel blow on 10 man Daggers against Robins

PUBLISHED: 16:56 21 October 2017 | UPDATED: 08:09 23 October 2017

Wrexham players celebrate the winning goal against Dagenham & Redbridge (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Wrexham players celebrate the winning goal against Dagenham & Redbridge (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

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Vanarama National league: Dagenham & Redbridge 0 Wrexham 1 (Robson o.g. 90+3)

A Craig Robson own goal in the final minute of stoppage time condemned 10-man Dagenham & Redbridge to a 1-0 loss at home to Wrexham.

Daggers had Kevin Lokko sent off midway through the first half, but did well to hold on for so long.

However, when seemingly on course for a point, Robson put the ball into his own net in the final minute of the match to give the Welsh side the win.

Daggers were boosted by the return of Michael Cheek from injury, with the striker replacing Elliott Romain in attack.

The only other change for the Essex club from Tuesday’s FA Cup exit at Leyton Orient saw Luke Howell come in for Charlee Adams in midfield.

After spending much of the opening period clearing their own line, Morgan Ferrier broke into the box for the hosts in the ninth minute.

The ex-Boreham Wood man whipped the ball across the face of goal, but Shaun Pearson was able to clear for the hosts.

Ferrier repeated the trick again a minute later, but, once more, there was no team mate able to get on the end of it.

The Essex club were under pressure again in the 12th minute, but skipper Scott Doe produced a brave block to stop Chris Holroyd’s shot from finding the target.

There was a further let off for the hosts a minute later when Paul Rutherford crossed from the right for the Robins, but his ball somehow evaded everyone in the box.

In the 23rd minute, Daggers thought they had taken the lead when Corey Whitely tapped home after Ferrier’s initial effort was spilled.

However, the ex-Enfield Town man was adjudged to have been in an offside position when tucking home and the goal was chalked off.

With 13 minutes left until half time, Daggers were reduced to 10 men when Lokko was dismissed for a reckless tackle on Mark Carrington in midfield.

That seemed to swing the game back in the Welsh side’s favour, with the Essex club having to cope with a wave of attacks.

However, Daggers nearly took the lead in the 44th minute when Whitely threaded the ball into Cheek in the box, but his dink from a tight angle was palmed away by Chris Dunn.

Wrexham cleared their lines for a throw in, which eventually found its way to Andre Boucaud, who fired wide of the left post from 20 yards.

On the stroke of half time, Daggers went close away, with Dunn nearly fumbling a daisy cutter from 30 yards by Whitely into the net.

In stoppage time, Jake Howells flashed a ball across the face of goal from the left, but no one could get on the end of it, with referee Adam Bromley signalling half time soon after.

Less than two minutes into the second half, Cousins nearly gifted Wrexham the league when his clearance fell straight to Holroyd.

The Wrexham attacker attempted a first-time dink from some 35 yards, with the back-peddling Cousins having to tip the ball over the bar for a corner.

At the other end two minutes later, Daggers broke into the Robins box, with Whitely playing a one-two with Ferrier.

After taking the ball back, Whitely shot at Dunn from 12 yards, but the Wrexham stopper was able to keep the effort out.

Nine minutes into the second half, the Welsh side perhaps should have taken the lead when Shaun Pearson had a free header from a corner, nodded straight at Cousins.

The game was being played at a frantic pace, with Ferrier heading at Dunn following a quick counter-attack in the 55th minute.

Whitely led another swift break for Daggers eight minutes later, but finished it by firing wide from 18 yards.

With 21 minutes remaining, Cousins showed great reactions to keep out a close range header from Manny Smith.

Cousins had to be at his best, pushing an Alex Reid header at the far post behind for a corner 11 minutes later.

Daggers thought they had won the game in the 90th minute when substitute Mason Bloomfield turned home a Ferrier pass from the left, but the striker was adjudged to have finished from an offside position.

In the first minute of stoppage time, Wrexham went close to a winner when Kelly nodded just wide of the far post from a Scott Boden cross.

However, the Dragons did find the net in the final minute of stoppage time when Robson turned into his own net.

It was a cruel blow on Daggers, who must pick themselves up quickly to face Macclesfield Town on Tuesday.

Daggers (3-4-2-1): Cousins; Doe, Robson, Lokko; Ling, Boucaud, Howell, Howells; Ferrier, Whitely; Cheek (Bloomfield 87).

Subs: Moore (GK), Nunn, Adams, Okenabirhie.

Sent off: Lokko 32 (dangerous foul).

Wrexham (4-4-2): Dunn; Roberts, Smith, Pearson, Jennings; Rutherford, Carrington (Mackreth 72), Wright, Kelly; Holroyd (Boden 81), Reid (Massanka 81).

Subs: Dibble, Hurst.

Referee: Adam Bromley.

Attendance: 1,492 (including 279 Wrexham fans).

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