Dagenham & Redbridge 1 Sheffield Wednesday 1
Danny Green netted his third goal in as many games with a controversial penalty, as Dagenham & Redbridge earned a battling point against Sheffield Wednesday.
The visitors broke the deadlock with the game’s first real effort on goal, after a scrappy opening 17 minutes.
Michael Morrison’s long throw into the box was flicked on by Rob Jones and Gary Teale headed agoinsingly past keeper Tony Roberts.
Goalmouth action was at a premium in the opening period, but Daggers were denied an equaliser on the stroke of half time.
Jon Nurse rose to meet Damien McCrory’s deep cross and was adjudged to have fouled keeper Richard O’Donnell, before the ball bounced in off the Barbados international forward.
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The second half followed a similar pattern to the first. Both sides battled hard, but neither looked particularly threatening.
Daggers had the better chances, with Nurse forcing a comfortable save from O’Donnell and Arber heading wide from Green’s corner.
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But it took until the 79th minute for the game to spark into life when referee Steve Rushton awarded a questionable penalty against Chris Sedgwick, who was adjudged to have handled substitute Darren Currie’s cross.
Two Sheffield Wednesday players were booked for their protests, but Green kept his cool, blasting into the top corner to level the score.
The visitors responded almost immediately, with Potter forcing a spectacular one-handed stop from veteran keeper Roberts and they were denied a penalty of their own, when referee Rushton waved away claims of handball against Scott Doe.
Wednesday boss Gary Megson launched a furious tirade at the official and as a result was forced to watch the remainder of the match from the stands.
The final chance of the game fell to Owls captain Miller, whose half-volley from point-blank range was blocked by Romain Vincelot, but Daggers held firm to extend their unbeaten run to six matches.
Dag & Red: (4-4-2) Roberts, Ogogo, Arber, Doe, McCrory, Green, Vincelot, Gain, Scannell (Currie 71), Nurse, Savage (Lancaster 63). Subs not used: Lewington, Antwi, Ifil, Lee, Morgan.
Attendance 3,549 (1,292 away supporters)