League Two
Dag & RedDagenham & Redbridge1StevenageStevenage1

Dagenham & Redbridge 1-1 Stevenage

Dagenham & Redbridge's wait for a first League Two win of the season continued after they were held by Stevenage.

Ashley Hemmings put the Daggers ahead when he beat two defenders before firing into the top corner.

Jamie Cureton, who turned 40 on Friday, had two close-range efforts cleared off the line as the home side looked to extend their lead after the break.

Instead, Stevenage levelled when Tom Hitchcock turned in a header across goal from Brett Williams.

Dagenham & Redbridge coach Darren Currie told BBC London 94.9:

"We had a number of chances and you're looking for that second goal just to kill the game, which unfortunately never came.

"We didn't quite come out with the same energy and intensity in the second half and that allowed them to feed their way back into the game.

"I still thought we were comfortable. It is a cliché but at 1-0 the opposition have always got an opportunity to get back in the game."

Stevenage Manager Teddy Sheringham told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"We knew Dagenham would be throwing everything at us and try as much as they can. They've got one point after a few games and want to do better. We knew they would be flying at us.

"I thought we were very deep, so we tried to get the back four up a little bit higher and try and take the game to Dagenham.

"We had a few openings in the first half where we could've done better with our possession, but when you go a goal down away from home it's pleasing to get a goal in the end."

Line-ups

Dag & Red

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1O'Brien
  • 2PassleyBooked at 61mins
  • 5NosworthySubstituted forDikamonaat 64'minutes
  • 29Obileye
  • 33Widdowson
  • 17JonesSubstituted forHinesat 79'minutes
  • 25FerdinandBooked at 36mins
  • 8BoucaudBooked at 27mins
  • 23Hemmings
  • 7Cureton
  • 12DoidgeBooked at 80mins

Substitutes

  • 3Connors
  • 6Dikamona
  • 10Chambers
  • 11Hines
  • 14Richards
  • 20Hamalainen
  • 30Cousins

Stevenage

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Joronen
  • 5Franks
  • 19Wells
  • 6HughesBooked at 86mins
  • 30Ogilvie
  • 8SchumacherBooked at 7mins
  • 34GormanSubstituted forConlonat 45'minutes
  • 7WhelpdaleSubstituted forPettat 51'minutes
  • 22Lee
  • 20AkinyemiSubstituted forHitchcockat 69'minutes
  • 9Williams

Substitutes

  • 4McCombe
  • 11Pett
  • 15Hitchcock
  • 16Day
  • 23Okimo
  • 27Johnson
  • 32Conlon
Referee:
Tim Robinson
Attendance:
1,653

Match Stats

Home TeamDag & RedAway TeamStevenage
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home11
Away7
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home11
Away6
Fouls
Home16
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Dagenham and Redbridge 1, Stevenage 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Dagenham and Redbridge 1, Stevenage 1.

  3. Post update

    Kane Ferdinand (Dagenham and Redbridge) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Brett Williams (Stevenage).

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Clévid Dikamona (Dagenham and Redbridge) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Josh Passley (Dagenham and Redbridge).

  7. Post update

    Tom Conlon (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Dagenham and Redbridge. Conceded by Charlie Lee.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Dagenham and Redbridge. Conceded by Tom Hitchcock.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Dagenham and Redbridge. Conceded by Tom Pett.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jamie Cureton (Dagenham and Redbridge) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

  12. Booking

    Mark Hughes (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  13. Post update

    Christian Doidge (Dagenham and Redbridge) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Mark Hughes (Stevenage).

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Andre Boucaud (Dagenham and Redbridge) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Dagenham and Redbridge. Conceded by Connor Ogilvie.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Clévid Dikamona.

  18. Booking

    Christian Doidge (Dagenham and Redbridge) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Christian Doidge (Dagenham and Redbridge).

  20. Post update

    Dean Wells (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.