Dagenham and Redbridge v Dover Athletic FC

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Date Time League Season Attendance Dover Star Player Home Scorers
13th September 2016 7:45 pm National League 2016-2017 1,269 Jim Stevenson Maguire-Drew (2), Hawkins (39 pen)

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Daggers to the heart

It’s not all-White at Dagenham for Dover

DOVER’S delight at beating Forest Green Rovers on Saturday proved to be short-lived.

Dagenham & Redbridge ensured that after beating Whites 2-0 at Victoria Road on Tuesday night.

First-half goals from Jordan Maguire-Drew and the National League’s leading scorer, Oliver Hawkins, ended Dover’s hopes of a third consecutive league win.

The defeat, Dover’s seventh in 11 games against Dagenham, also saw boss Chris Kinnear’s side drop two places to 10th while the Daggers moved up to second.

And to complete a disappointing trip to east London, Richard Orlu injured his hamstring in the second half.

Kinnear made no changes to his side following the 4-3 triumph over Forest Green Rovers, but it didn’t take long for the Daggers to seize the initiative.

The hosts opened the scoring after just two minutes when Brighton & Hove Albion loanee Jordan Maguire-Drew’s shot beat unsighted Dover goalkeeper Steve Arnold and went in off the post.

Dover missed a glorious opportunity to get back on level terms 10 minutes later after Ross Lafayette shot wide from close range after Aswad Thomas’ clever header put the striker clear.

It was Dagenham who threatened next with Arnold making two smart saves in as many minutes to keep out two shots from Corey Whitely.

And it was the impressive Whitely who was at the centre of his sides second goal six minutes before half-time.

He won a penalty after tangling with Orlu and Hawkins’ breathed a sigh of relief after his shot went in off the post to register his eighth goal of the season.

And it was Hawkins who went close to adding to his tally just after half-time when his header went just over.

Dover responded with Jim Stevenson and Ricky Miller seeing shots saved before Thomas went close to reducing the deficit just after the hour mark.

His header was cleared off the line by Fejiri Okenabirhie, not that the winger knew much about it, the ball crashing into him before being cleared.

Ricky Modeste then saw his shot turned away by Dagenham goalkeeper Elliot Justham before Arnold denied Maguire-Drew from close range.

Ira Jackson jnr came on to make his debut, replacing Modeste, while Moses Emmanuel came on for Lafayette but the changes could not prevent Whites losing their second away game of the season.

Whites are on the road again on Saturday, travelling to 16th placed York City.

MATCH GALLERY

Dagenham & Redbridge

1Elliot Justham Goalkeeper
3Joe Widdowson Defender
4Scott Doe Defender, (c)
32Josh Staunton Defender
8Frankie Raymond Defender
6Matt Robinson Midfielder
17Andre Boucaud Midfielder
25Corey Whitely 7 Midfielder 39'
15Jordan Maguire-Drew 19 Midfielder 2'
11Fejiri Okenabirhie Forward 79'
12Oliver Hawkins Forward 39 pen'
7Luke Howell 25 Midfielder Whitely 87'
9Chris Assombalonga Forward
14Paul Benson Forward
19Sam Ling 15 Defender Maguire-Drew 86'
30Mark Cousins Goalkeeper
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First Team Manager: John Still

Dover Athletic

18Steve Arnold Goalkeeper
2Sam Magri Defender
6Richard Orlu 16 Defender 30'
23Jack Parkinson Defender
15Jamie Grimes Defender, (c)
3Aswad Thomas Defender
8Jim Stevenson Midfielder
21Sammy Moore Midfielder
7Ricky Modeste 19 Midfielder
9Ricky Miller Forward
25Ross Lafayette 17 Forward
4Chris Kinnear Jnr Midfielder
12Loui Fazakerley Defender
16Tyrone Sterling 6 Defender Orlu 65'
17Moses Emmanuel 25 Forward Lafayette 79'
19Ira Jackson Jnr 7 Forward Modeste 79'
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First Team Manager: Chris Kinnear

Substitutions
2
3
Goals
2
0
Assists
1
0
Yellow Cards
1
1
Red Cards
0
0

Officials

RefereeReferee's AssistantsFourth Official
Robert WhittonJonathan Block
Leigh Crowhurst
George Warren

Ground

The Chigwell Construction Stadium
Dagenham & Redbridge FC, Dagenham RM10 7XL, United Kingdom

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