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Dagenham & Redbridge 4-0 AFC Wimbledon

Jamie Cureton
Jamie Cureton has scored 18 goals in 44 games since joining Dagenham this summer

Veteran striker Jamie Cureton grabbed a hat-trick as Dagenham & Redbridge thumped AFC Wimbledon.

Cureton opened the scoring inside two minutes, heading in after a lovely move involving Andre Boucaud, Billy Bingham and Christian Doidge.

The Dons should have levelled but Craig Tanner headed wide from close range.

And the Daggers dominated after the break, Scott Doe heading in number two, Cureton hitting a third and then curling in a classy fourth.

Cureton, at the age of 39 years and 222 days, is the oldest player to score a hat-trick in the Football League this season.

The hosts moved up to 15th in League Two, just two places and two points behind the Dons, who have 54 points and are now eight points adrift of the play-off places.

Dagenham and Redbridge striker Jamie Cureton told BBC London 94.9:

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Cureton on Dagenham v Wimbledon

"The second two goals were very good the first one was okay, but it's a hat-trick and it's helped us win the game.

"We'd been sticking around on the late 40-points so we've gone into the 50 mark. The boys played well and it was a deserved victory.

"The games mean a lot more to me now and being able to still be able to play, I'm very pleased and thankful that I can do that. Score goals as well I will be a very happy man and I will be talking about them for a few days.

AFC Wimbledon boss Neal Ardley told BBC London 94.9:

"We could say how unlucky we were and that we should have been four up but we weren't.

"They had a striker on the pitch who was 37 and they had about six chances all game and he took three of them with quality - we didn't have that and because of that we've lost a game.

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Ardley on Dagenham v Wimbledon

"It wasn't a 4-0, we know it wasn't but the score line tells you it was.

"I should take the rap for it. We needed to win five out of six minimum and I decided to go all out attack and try and win the game away from home."

Line-ups

Dag & Red

  • 30Cousins
  • 8Ogogo
  • 4Doe
  • 25Obileye
  • 33Widdowson
  • 17Howell
  • 6Bingham
  • 28Boucaud
  • 23HemmingsSubstituted forCarrat 85'minutes
  • 12DoidgeSubstituted forJakubiakat 45'minutes
  • 7CuretonSubstituted forJonesat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Chambers
  • 15Labadie
  • 16Carr
  • 22Gayle
  • 32Jones
  • 35Jakubiak
  • 38Moore

Wimbledon

  • 1Worner
  • 2Fuller
  • 33Goodman
  • 40Oshilaja
  • 11RiggSubstituted forSweeneyat 80'minutes
  • 7FrancombSubstituted forBeereat 87'minutes
  • 4Bulman
  • 19Reeves
  • 35Potter
  • 10AkinfenwaSubstituted forAzeezat 80'minutes
  • 27Tanner

Substitutes

  • 8Moore
  • 14Azeez
  • 21Beere
  • 26McDonnell
  • 29Harrison
  • 32Sweeney
  • 37Gallagher
Referee:
Stuart Attwell
Attendance:
2,346

Match Stats

Home TeamDag & RedAway TeamWimbledon
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home9
Away18
Shots on Target
Home6
Away5
Corners
Home3
Away9
Fouls
Home5
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Dagenham and Redbridge 4, AFC Wimbledon 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Dagenham and Redbridge 4, AFC Wimbledon 0.

Attempt saved. Daniel Carr (Dagenham and Redbridge) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Tom Beere (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Tom Beere replaces George Francomb.

Andre Boucaud (Dagenham and Redbridge) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dannie Bulman (AFC Wimbledon).

Substitution

Substitution, Dagenham and Redbridge. Jodi Jones replaces Jamie Cureton.

Substitution

Substitution, Dagenham and Redbridge. Daniel Carr replaces Ashley Hemmings.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Scott Doe.

Attempt blocked. George Francomb (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Alfie Potter (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Ryan Sweeney replaces Sean Rigg.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Adebayo Azeez replaces Adebayo Akinfenwa.

Goal!

Goal! Dagenham and Redbridge 4, AFC Wimbledon 0. Jamie Cureton (Dagenham and Redbridge) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Ashley Hemmings.

Attempt blocked. Adebayo Akinfenwa (AFC Wimbledon) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Billy Bingham.

Attempt blocked. Adedeji Oshilaja (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Goal!

Goal! Dagenham and Redbridge 3, AFC Wimbledon 0. Jamie Cureton (Dagenham and Redbridge) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Abu Ogogo.

Attempt saved. Jamie Cureton (Dagenham and Redbridge) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Sean Rigg (AFC Wimbledon) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

Foul by Billy Bingham (Dagenham and Redbridge).

George Francomb (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Craig Tanner (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Joe Widdowson (Dagenham and Redbridge).

Craig Tanner (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Dagenham and Redbridge. Conceded by Dannie Bulman.

Abu Ogogo (Dagenham and Redbridge) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa (AFC Wimbledon).

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Mark Cousins.

Attempt saved. Jake Reeves (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Abu Ogogo.

Goal!

Goal! Dagenham and Redbridge 2, AFC Wimbledon 0. Scott Doe (Dagenham and Redbridge) header from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Andre Boucaud with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Dagenham and Redbridge. Conceded by Dannie Bulman.

Attempt blocked. Ashley Hemmings (Dagenham and Redbridge) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Ashley Hemmings (Dagenham and Redbridge) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa (AFC Wimbledon).

Foul by Alex Jakubiak (Dagenham and Redbridge).

Sean Rigg (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Craig Tanner (AFC Wimbledon) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton41249859342581
2Shrewsbury41248961283380
3Wycombe412014760402074
4Bury402171253391470
5Southend401912947351269
6Stevenage411711135649762
7Newport411711134746162
8Plymouth4117101447311661
9Luton411710144942761
10Exeter411613125755261
11Northampton41176186053757
12Morecambe411412154446-254
13Wimbledon411412155256-454
14Portsmouth411314144847153
15Dag & Red41157195054-452
16Oxford Utd411214154348-550
17Accrington41148195167-1650
18Cambridge411211185355-247
19York41918144246-445
20Mansfield41129203353-2045
21Carlisle41126234969-2042
22Hartlepool41117233361-2840
23Tranmere41912204358-1539
24Cheltenham41813203560-2537
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