Match ends, Dagenham and Redbridge 4, Eastleigh 0.
Dagenham & Redbridge 4-0 Eastleigh
Corey Whitely's hat-trick helped Dagenham consolidate their National League play-off place with a handsome win over Eastleigh.
The forward lobbed Graham Stackto set Dagenham on course for victory, and two minutes later Whitely forced the Eastleigh goalkeeper to spill a shot into the path of Paul Benson who slotted home.
Whitely then beat Stack at his near post to make it three goals in five minutes, and completed his hat-trick from the penalty spot on the hour mark after Luke Guttridge was fouled by Gavin Hoyte.
Dagenham now hold a four-point cushion over the nearest threat to their top-five place with six games of their season remaining.
Match report supplied by the Press Association
Dag & Red
- 2WilliamsSubstituted forDonnellanat 68'minutes
- 10GuttridgeSubstituted forHowellat 70'minutes
- 14BensonSubstituted forHawkinsat 71'minutes
- 3GreenSubstituted forColeat 38'minutes
- 24ObileyeSubstituted forStearnat 35'minutes
- 14TogwellBooked at 45mins
- 16BurgeSubstituted forConstableat 62'minutes
- Robert Whitton
Second Half ends, Dagenham and Redbridge 4, Eastleigh 0.
Substitution, Dagenham and Redbridge. Oliver Hawkins replaces Paul Benson.
Substitution, Dagenham and Redbridge. Luke Howell replaces Luke Guttridge.
Substitution, Dagenham and Redbridge. Shaun Donnellan replaces Curtley Williams.
Substitution, Eastleigh. James Constable replaces Ryan Burge.
Goal! Dagenham and Redbridge 4, Eastleigh 0. Corey Whitely (Dagenham and Redbridge) converts the penalty with a.
Second Half begins Dagenham and Redbridge 3, Eastleigh 0.
First Half ends, Dagenham and Redbridge 3, Eastleigh 0.
Sam Togwell (Eastleigh) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, Eastleigh. Chinua Cole replaces Michael Green.
Substitution, Eastleigh. Ross Stearn replaces Ayo Obileye.
Goal! Dagenham and Redbridge 3, Eastleigh 0. Corey Whitely (Dagenham and Redbridge).
Goal! Dagenham and Redbridge 2, Eastleigh 0. Paul Benson (Dagenham and Redbridge).
Goal! Dagenham and Redbridge 1, Eastleigh 0. Corey Whitely (Dagenham and Redbridge).
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.