Medy Elito scored on his debut as Dagenham & Redbridge started life back in League Two by beating Macclesfield.

The midfielder slotted home from close range on the hour mark.

That sparked the game into life and Daggers defender Scott Doe headed just wide and then forced a good save from Jose Veiga with another headed effort.

Visiting keeper Chris Lewington denied Emile Sinclair and then kept out Ben Tomlinson, before being sent off two minutes later for handball.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Macclesfield Town manager Gary Simpson told BBC Radio Manchester:

"I think the Wade Fairhurst tackle was a cynical challenge on him and it changed the pattern of the game.

"After 45 minutes I quite fancied it and I thought we had too much for them, and on another day we might have had two or three goals.

"We've got one or two people that I think can play, so we're trying to play to that but you don't get any points for hard lines and we were a bit unlucky today."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (3)

Macclesfield

  • 01 Veiga
  • 02 Bateson
  • 05 Brown
  • 14 Diagne
  • 16 Brisley
  • 04 Kay (Chalmers - 71' )
  • 08 Draper
  • 17 Wedgebury
  • 20 Hamshaw
  • 18 Fairhurst (Sinclair - 42' )
  • 23 Tomlinson

Substitutes

  • 03 Tremarco
  • 24 Hewitt
  • 07 Chalmers
  • 12 Mendy
  • 09 Sinclair

Dag & Red

  • 30 Lewington Dismissed
  • 04 Doe
  • 06 Arber
  • 03 McCrory
  • 12 Elito (Shea - 80' Booked )
  • 17 Howell
  • 18 Lee
  • 19 Ogogo Booked
  • 07 Williams
  • 09 Nurse
  • 11 Tomlin

Substitutes

  • 01 Shea
  • 29 Ilesanmi
  • 14 Reed
  • 23 Woodall
  • 31 Walsh
Ref: Whitestone
Att: 1,566

Match Stats

Shots

14 14

On target

6 8

Corners

8 5

Fouls

13 4

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:34 Full time

Full Time The referee ends the match.

90:00 +0:28

Unfair challenge on Damien McCrory by Matthew Hamshaw results in a free kick. James Shea takes the indirect free kick.

88:24

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ross Draper by Jon Nurse. Tony Diagne takes the free kick.

87:18

Scott Doe takes a shot. Mark Arber gets a block in.

86:36 Booking

Booking James Shea booked for time wasting.

86:16

Shot from just outside the box by Nathaniel Brown misses to the right of the goal.

84:36

Nathaniel Brown gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Abu Ogogo. James Shea takes the indirect free kick. Gavin Tomlin takes a corner.

81:24

Sam Wedgbury takes a shot. Blocked by Jon Nurse.

78:36 Substitution

Substitution Medy Elito leaves the field to be replaced by James Shea.

78:36

Ross Draper takes a shot. Save by Chris Lewington. Chris Lewington handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Ross Draper restarts play with the free kick.

78:36 Dismissal

Dismissal The referee red cards Chris Lewington for deliberate handball.

76:22

Ben Tomlinson takes a shot. Chris Lewington makes a save. Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Matthew Hamshaw, Jon Nurse manages to make a clearance.

75:21

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Oliver Lee by Ross Draper. Free kick taken by Mark Arber.

73:52

Gavin Tomlin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Matthew Hamshaw. Jose Veiga takes the free kick.

71:43

Shaun Brisley challenges Jon Nurse unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Mark Arber.

70:31 Substitution

Substitution Lewis Chalmers replaces Scott Kay.

66:48

Emile Sinclair takes a shot. Save by Chris Lewington. Sam Wedgbury takes a inswinging corner.

65:56

Scott Doe takes a shot. Jose Veiga makes a save. Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Gavin Tomlin, save by Jose Veiga.

65:11

Inswinging corner taken by Gavin Tomlin from the left by-line.

63:32

Headed effort from deep inside the area by Scott Doe misses to the right of the goal. Ross Draper concedes a free kick for a foul on Sam Williams. Mark Arber restarts play with the free kick.

62:09

Damien McCrory takes the inswinging corner, Medy Elito takes a shot. Scott Doe gets a block in.

61:14

Free kick awarded for a foul by Oliver Lee on Ross Draper. Matthew Hamshaw restarts play with the free kick.

59:29

Assist on the goal came from Mark Arber.

59:29 Goal scored

Goal! - Medy Elito - Macclesfld 0 - 1 Dag & Red Medy Elito gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the top left corner of the goal. Macclesfield 0-1 Dag & Red.

58:11

Emile Sinclair takes a shot. Save made by Chris Lewington. Scott Kay challenges Luke Howell unfairly and gives away a free kick. Gavin Tomlin takes the free kick.

54:42

Effort from deep inside the area by Matthew Hamshaw misses to the right of the goal.

53:45

Effort from just outside the area by Oliver Lee goes over the target.

52:56

Medy Elito takes a shot. Blocked by Nathaniel Brown. Oliver Lee takes a shot. Nathaniel Brown gets a block in.

51:58

Emile Sinclair is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Chris Lewington.

49:12

Outswinging corner taken by Matthew Hamshaw.

47:00

Nathaniel Brown concedes a free kick for a foul on Sam Williams. Damien McCrory takes the indirect free kick.

46:10

Shot from just outside the penalty box by Scott Doe misses to the left of the target.

45:27

Jonathan Bateson challenges Sam Williams unfairly and gives away a free kick. Gavin Tomlin takes the free kick.

45:01

The second half kicks off.

45:00 +2:08 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to signal half-time.

45:00 +1:19

Effort on goal by Emile Sinclair from inside the box misses to the right of the target.

44:42

Ross Draper concedes a free kick for a foul on Luke Howell. Free kick taken by Chris Lewington.

43:44

The ball is swung over by Sam Williams.

42:14

Effort from deep inside the area by Medy Elito misses to the left of the target.

41:18 Substitution

Substitution Emile Sinclair replaces Waide Fairhurst.

39:36

The assistant referee flags for offside against Sam Williams. Indirect free kick taken by Jose Veiga.

36:48

Sam Wedgbury restarts play with the free kick.

36:48 Booking

Booking Abu Ogogo goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

34:02

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Sam Wedgbury, clearance made by Scott Doe. Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Matthew Hamshaw, Nathaniel Brown takes a shot. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Sam Wedgbury, Scott Doe makes a clearance. Corner taken right-footed by Sam Wedgbury from the right by-line, Mark Arber manages to make a clearance. Unfair challenge on Waide Fairhurst by Abu Ogogo results in a free kick.

30:41

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Damien McCrory.

29:20

Ben Tomlinson takes a shot. Blocked by Mark Arber.

27:12

Jon Nurse fouled by Nathaniel Brown, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Luke Howell.

26:28

Waide Fairhurst produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.

25:36

Nathaniel Brown challenges Jon Nurse unfairly and gives away a free kick. Scott Doe restarts play with the free kick.

23:51

Jon Nurse produces a shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the right-hand post.

21:16

Ben Tomlinson produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the goal.

16:52

Corner taken by Matthew Hamshaw from the right by-line, clearance by Scott Doe.

13:08

Damien McCrory delivers the ball.

12:17

Waide Fairhurst has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand post.

10:43

Luke Howell takes a shot. Blocked by Ross Draper.

9:32

Effort from outside the penalty area by Oliver Lee goes wide left of the goal.

9:09

Ben Tomlinson is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Chris Lewington takes the indirect free kick.

7:53

Luke Howell takes a shot. Save made by Jose Veiga.

4:02

The referee blows for offside against Jon Nurse. Jose Veiga restarts play with the free kick.

3:43

Tony Diagne concedes a free kick for a foul on Medy Elito. Indirect free kick taken by Luke Howell.

2:13

Scott Kay concedes a free kick for a foul on Oliver Lee. Chris Lewington takes the indirect free kick.

0:44

Ben Tomlinson produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.

0:00

The game begins.

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