Daggers crash out of Carling Cup after they are hammered by Bournemouth
AFC Bournemouth 5 Dagenham & Redbridge 0
Lyle Taylor grabbed a late brace for Bournemouth as Daggers failed to break their duck of having never progressed beyond round one of the Carling Cup.
Daggers struggled to cope with Bournemouth’s Mark Pugh for long periods of the first half and fittingly it was the winger who opened the scoring.
Pugh’s well struck free-kick from 20 yards, took a telling deflection off the defensive wall, wrong-footing James Shea to put the Cherries in front on 32 minutes.
Just three minutes later Bournemouth doubled their lead, putting the game beyond the visitors. Again a set piece was Daggers undoing, as Scott Malone’s pull back from a corner was thumped in by defender Shaun Cooper from 20 yards.
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Bournemouth keeper Daryl Flahavan had not made a save in the opening 45 minutes, but was called into action four minutes after the break, brilliantly tipping Jon Nurse’s fierce 20-yard strike over the crossbar.
Any hopes of a Daggers comeback were short-lived though, when the third goal arrived on 57 minutes. Man of the match Pugh threaded a perfectly weighted pass in between Femi Ilesanmi and Mark Arber, for Liam Feeney to blast home from 10 yards.
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The visitors’ best moments after that came through substitute Jake Reed, making his debut since signing from Great Yarmouth Town in the summer.
Reed twice fired wide from good positions, but his movement and turn of pace bode well for the future.
The final say in the match belonged to Taylor. First, Feeney crossed for Jayden Stockley, whose header came back off the post and was turned in by Taylor two minutes from time.
Then in stoppage time Taylor finished off Pugh’s pass from close range to compound Daggers misery and send the Cherries through to round two.
Daggers: Shea, McCrory, Doe, Arber, Ilesanmi, Tomlin (Green 70), Howell, Ogogo, Elito (Reed 51), Williams (Woodall 77), Nurse. Subs not used: Hogan, Gemili, Walsh, Osborn.
Attendance: 3,681 (including 149 Daggers supporters).