Dagenham saw off League Two bottom side Barnet thanks to Matthew Saunders' first-half strike.

Saunders put the Daggers deservedly in front following a bright start when he rifled into the roof of the net.

The hosts were barely put under any pressure throughout, but Bees midfielder Edgar Davids' shot did need a strong block from Luke Howell.

Luke Williamson almost doubled the advantage, but his stunning drive smashed against the bar.

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (2)

Dag & Red

  • 01 Lewington
  • 02 Wilkinson
  • 03 Ilesanmi
  • 04 Doe
  • 06 Spillane
  • 12 Elito
  • 15 Saunders
  • 17 Howell
  • 19 Ogogo
  • 07 Williams
  • 14 Reed (Woodall - 73' )

Substitutes

  • 30 Seabright
  • 18 Hoyte
  • 16 Maher
  • 24 Bingham
  • 09 Wakefield
  • 10 Scott
  • 23 Woodall

Barnet

  • 29 Stack
  • 02 Fuller (Weston - 83' )
  • 04 Kamdjo
  • 26 Johnson
  • 30 Stephens
  • 32 Pearce Booked
  • 15 Yiadom Booked
  • 38 Davids
  • 10 Nurse
  • 11 Holmes
  • 19 Hyde

Substitutes

  • 18 Cowler
  • 05 Fortune
  • 35 Iro
  • 07 Lee
  • 14 Abdulla
  • 17 Edgar
  • 20 Weston
Ref: Brown
Att: 2,020

Match Stats

Shots

14 5

On target

3 2

Corners

12 5

Fouls

12 18

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:56 Full time

Full Time The referee ends the match.

90:00 +1:48

David Stephens gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sam Williams. Luke Wilkinson restarts play with the free kick. Sam Williams concedes a free kick for a foul on Elliot Johnson. Direct free kick taken by Elliot Johnson.

90:00 +1:48 Booking

Booking Krystian Pearce booked for dissent.

90:00 +1:33

Free kick awarded for a foul by Krystian Pearce on Luke Wilkinson. Chris Lewington takes the free kick.

89:43

Medy Elito crosses the ball, Krystian Pearce makes a clearance.

89:01

The ball is crossed by Elliot Johnson, save made by Chris Lewington.

86:58

Centre by Elliot Johnson.

82:59 Substitution

Substitution Curtis Weston is brought on as a substitute for Barry Fuller.

82:19 Booking

Booking Andrew Yiadom is given a yellow card.

81:45

Andrew Yiadom concedes a free kick for a foul on Femi Ilesanmi. Matthew Saunders takes the indirect free kick.

80:54

Andrew Yiadom sends in a cross, David Stephens manages to make a clearance.

80:23

Matthew Saunders takes a outswinging corner to the near post, Elliot Johnson manages to make a clearance.

79:18

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jonathan Nurse on Luke Howell. Free kick taken by Luke Wilkinson.

78:32

Corner from right by-line taken by Matthew Saunders.

76:11

Krystian Pearce concedes a free kick for a foul on Luke Howell. Michael Spillane shoots direct from the free kick. Jake Hyde is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Chris Lewington.

72:17 Substitution

Substitution Jake Reed leaves the field to be replaced by Brian Woodall.

71:06

Edgar Davids takes a shot. Luke Howell gets a block in.

69:23

Unfair challenge on Andrew Yiadom by Luke Wilkinson results in a free kick. Edgar Davids restarts play with the free kick. Ricky Holmes takes a shot. Short corner taken by Ricky Holmes from the left by-line.

69:10

A cross is delivered by Jonathan Nurse, clearance made by Scott Doe.

67:37

Matthew Saunders delivers the ball, Sam Williams takes a shot. Save by Graham Stack. Free kick awarded for a foul by Medy Elito on Andrew Yiadom. Graham Stack restarts play with the free kick.

66:10

A cross is delivered by Elliot Johnson.

65:02

The offside flag is raised against Jake Hyde. Chris Lewington takes the free kick.

63:10

Matthew Saunders takes a shot. Krystian Pearce gets a block in. Sam Williams takes a shot. Effort from inside the area by Abu Ogogo misses to the left of the goal.

62:52

Elliot Johnson delivers the ball, Scott Doe manages to make a clearance.

62:26

Foul by Jake Reed on Elliot Johnson, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Edgar Davids.

62:03

Free kick awarded for a foul by Medy Elito on Barry Fuller. Graham Stack takes the free kick.

60:54

Unfair challenge on Medy Elito by Barry Fuller results in a free kick. Matthew Saunders takes the free kick.

59:48

Inswinging corner taken by Elliot Johnson.

58:37

Matthew Saunders takes a corner.

58:15

The ball is crossed by Michael Spillane, David Stephens makes a clearance.

57:31

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Luke Wilkinson by Jonathan Nurse. Luke Wilkinson takes the free kick.

56:20

The assistant referee signals for offside against Jake Reed. Free kick taken by David Stephens.

54:11

Corner taken by Elliot Johnson from the right by-line to the near post, Femi Ilesanmi manages to make a clearance.

53:22

The ball is delivered by Abu Ogogo, clearance by David Stephens.

52:33

Effort from the edge of the penalty box by Matthew Saunders goes wide of the right-hand upright.

50:41

Corner from the left by-line taken by Matthew Saunders, save by Graham Stack.

49:53

Outswinging corner taken by Matthew Saunders, clearance by David Stephens.

47:00

Medy Elito crosses the ball, save by Graham Stack.

46:21

Inswinging corner taken by Matthew Saunders, clearance by Jonathan Nurse.

45:39

Foul by Andrew Yiadom on Matthew Saunders, free kick awarded. Matthew Saunders takes the indirect free kick.

45:01

The referee starts the second half.

45:00 +2:20 Half time

Half Time The half-time whistle blows.

45:00 +0:29

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Ricky Holmes, save made by Chris Lewington.

44:57

Centre by Elliot Johnson, clearance made by Luke Wilkinson.

44:42

Unfair challenge on Ricky Holmes by Femi Ilesanmi results in a free kick. Krystian Pearce restarts play with the free kick.

44:10

Andrew Yiadom produces a cross.

38:57

Medy Elito fouled by Clovis Kamdjo, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Medy Elito, Michael Spillane produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal. Inswinging corner taken by Matthew Saunders from the left by-line. Ricky Holmes fouled by Abu Ogogo, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Ricky Holmes.

38:24

Free kick awarded for a foul by Edgar Davids on Jake Reed. Indirect free kick taken by Luke Wilkinson.

35:42

Jake Reed takes a shot. Corner taken right-footed by Matthew Saunders from the left by-line, clearance made by Krystian Pearce.

34:00

Krystian Pearce concedes a free kick for a foul on Sam Williams. Free kick taken by Femi Ilesanmi.

33:08

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Stephens by Sam Williams. David Stephens restarts play with the free kick.

32:39

Sam Williams fouled by Barry Fuller, the ref awards a free kick. Femi Ilesanmi restarts play with the free kick.

31:59

Luke Wilkinson takes a shot.

31:22

Ricky Holmes concedes a free kick for a foul on Medy Elito. Indirect free kick taken by Matthew Saunders.

30:35

A cross is delivered by Femi Ilesanmi, Header by Jake Reed from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.

28:21

Andrew Yiadom challenges Michael Spillane unfairly and gives away a free kick. Luke Wilkinson restarts play with the free kick.

27:56

Unfair challenge on Krystian Pearce by Medy Elito results in a free kick. Krystian Pearce restarts play with the free kick.

26:24

Centre by Jake Reed.

25:09

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Matthew Saunders, Michael Spillane produces a header from inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.

24:44

Unfair challenge on Michael Spillane by Jonathan Nurse results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Chris Lewington.

24:16

Luke Howell challenges Edgar Davids unfairly and gives away a free kick. Graham Stack restarts play with the free kick.

23:13

Clovis Kamdjo challenges Jake Reed unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Femi Ilesanmi.

19:16

Ricky Holmes produces a cross.

16:09

Assist by Jake Reed.

16:09 Goal scored

Goal! - Matthew Saunders - Dag & Red 1 - 0 Barnet Matthew Saunders finds the net with a goal from outside the penalty box to the top left corner of the goal. Dag & Red 1-0 Barnet.

15:12

Ricky Holmes takes a shot.

14:50

The ball is sent over by Ricky Holmes.

13:05

Abu Ogogo produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the target.

12:05

Free kick awarded for a foul by Elliot Johnson on Jake Reed. Matthew Saunders takes the free kick.

11:04

Jake Hyde takes a shot. Save by Graham Stack.

8:25

Abu Ogogo gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Elliot Johnson. Elliot Johnson takes the indirect free kick.

7:04

Jake Reed produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

6:08

Unfair challenge on Scott Doe by Andrew Yiadom results in a free kick. Chris Lewington takes the free kick.

5:31

Andrew Yiadom takes a shot. Save by Graham Stack.

3:53

Corner taken right-footed by Matthew Saunders from the left by-line, Clovis Kamdjo manages to make a clearance.

2:02

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Matthew Saunders played to the near post. Outswinging corner taken by Matthew Saunders, Foul by Sam Williams on Jake Hyde, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Graham Stack.

0:26

The official flags Sam Williams offside. Free kick taken by David Stephens. Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Ricky Holmes.

0:00

The referee gets the game underway.

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