Dagenham & Redbridge v Chester: Player Ratings
PUBLISHED: 13:00 26 February 2018
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Dagenham & Redbridge scored two late goals to claim an important 3-2 win over Chester in the National League on Saturday.
Group Sport Editor Lee Power considers the performances of John Still’s men here, as they maintained outside hopes of a play-off place despite off-field problems.
Mark Cousins (6.5): Solid enough display. Might have done better with second goal, when pushing Dominic Vose shot into path of Matty Waters.
Ben Nunn (7): Looked to get forward as much as possible to keep Daggers on front foot, while not shirking defensive responsibilities. Showed some good touches.
Bondz N’Gala (6.5): Battled for the full 90 minutes, despite lack of game time recently.
Craig Robson (7): Steady influence in central defence. Linked well with midfielders.
Jake Howells (7.5): Busy display at left-back, held his post well and offered good support to Dan Sparkes.
Matt Robinson (7.5): Kept things moving in middle of the park and picked up assists on all three Daggers goals.
Charlee Adams (7): Good eye for a pass and dovetailed well with Robinson.
Luke Howell (6.5): Showed good awareness and control in first half especially, before being replaced midway through second period.
Dan Sparkes (6.5): Lively performer, caused Chester defence some problems with good delivery from flank.
Fejiri Okenabirhie (8.5): Undoubted man of the match for two stunning strikes. Right-footed effort in off post was perfectly placed, while left-footed strike was worthy of being a winner. Came in for some rough treatment and limped off late on.
Michael Cheek (7.5): Led the line really well. Won more than his fair share of headers, held the ball up for Daggers team-mates and gave Chester defence lots to think about.
Substitutes – Chike Kandi (6.5): Provided fresh legs when replacing Howell in final quarter of the match and used pace well to keep Daggers on the front foot as they chased game.
Mason Bloomfield: Came on for Okenabirhie in final minute of normal time and had little chance to impact proceedings.
Unused: Lewis Moore, Liam Gordon, Elliot Bonds.