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Daggers fight back to nick a draw against 10 man Maidenhead United

PUBLISHED: 17:00 11 August 2018 | UPDATED: 17:00 11 August 2018

Elliott Romain of Dagenham scores an equaliser to make it 2-2 (Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Elliott Romain of Dagenham scores an equaliser to make it 2-2 (Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

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National League: Dagenham & Redbridge 2 Maidenhead United 2

Dagenham & Redbridge claw a point after battling back twice to earn a 2-2 draw against a 10 man Maidenhead United at Victoria Road.

Second-half goals from Alexander McQueen and Elliot Romain cancelled out the visitors goals from former Dagger Ayo Obileye and Nana Owusu but they failed to push on for a winner with the man advantage.

Manager Peter Taylor made one change to his starting line-up from the side that lost 2-0 to Maidstone United in mid-week by bringing in Ollie Harfield in place of Harry Phipps who dropped to the bench.

The visitors made three changes to the side who lost 1-0 to Solihull Moors on Tuesday evening with Rene Steer, Max Worsfold and Adrian Clifton all getting the nod.

It was Alan Devonshire’s side who made the early impact as striker Ryan Bird had the first chance of the match inside the opening minute but fired a weak shot wide of the post.

In the 12th minute the hosts had a chance of their own as winger Lamar Reynolds cut in behind the Maidenhead defence and nearly caught Carl Pentney off guard, but he reacted and cleared the ball out for a corner.

Three minutes later the Magpies took the lead thanks to former Daggers loanee Ayo Obileye who found the back of the net with a bullet header after being picked out from a corner to make it 0-1.

Both sides failed to create too much until the hosts left-back Liam Gordon made a blistering run down the left but ran the ball out of play.

In the 36th minute striker Elliot Romain headed the ball to Reynolds who caught it on the volley but Pentney pulled off a cracking save.

Dagenham had another chance in the 39th when Romain headed just wide off the goal after being picked out from an in swinging corner from Ollie Harfield.

It was a quiet start to the second-half with neither side creating much until the 60th minute when the hosts won a free-kick.

Harfield out Davey inside the box all alone, but he send his header over the bar.

It was bad news for the visitors in the 64th minute when their skipper was sent off with a second yellow card after being forced to pull down Romain as he surged forward.

Taylor’s side wasted no time and after just five minutes of having the man advantage substitute Alex McQueen netted his first goal for the club on his debut.

He chipped the ball over Pentney after a flick on from Romain to level the score.

In the 80th minute the Magpies restored their lead as Nana Owusu fired a shot into the bottom right corner as goalkeeper Elliott Justham just watched it go past him.

Seven minutes later it was level once again as Eliot Romain made it two in two as he tapped it home at the back post after being picked out by Liam Gordon to earn their side a draw.

Dagenham & Redbridge (4-3-3): Justham, Hoyte, Davey, Wright, Gordon, Donovan (Blanchfield 74), Robinson, Harfield, Reynolds (Adeloye 46), Kandi (McQueen 56), Romain

Unused subs: Moore and Phipps.

Maidenhead United (4-4-2): Pentney, Clerima, Obileye, Massey, Steer (Smith 28), Odametey, Comley, Worsfold, Owusu, Clifton, Bird (Mulley 66)

Unused subs: Alves, Kelly, Peters.

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