Match ends, Dagenham and Redbridge 2, Barrow 1.
Two of the top sides from last season battled hard at Victoria Road, with Dagenham emerging 2-1 winners over Barrow.
The Daggers took little time to get their next potential promotion campaign under way. Morgan Ferrier was felled in the box and Corey Whitely made no mistake from the penalty spot after 18 minutes.
Michael Cheek doubled the advantage before the midway point of the first half with a decisive finish. The away side however responded with determination after the break.
Paul Cox's visitors imparted late pressure with an 86th-minute goal. Alex-Ray Harvey found the onrushing Dan Jones with a delectable lofted pass, and the defender reduced the arrears with a deft lob.
Barrow had half-chances to equalise, but Dagenham held on.
Match report supplied by the Press Association.
Dag & Red
- 10FerrierSubstituted forHawkinsat 65'minutes
- 21BarthramBooked at 71mins
- 14HallSubstituted forPanayiotouat 71'minutes
- 10YussufBooked at 70mins
- 2AudelBooked at 68mins
- 9WhiteSubstituted forCockerlineat 77'minutes
- Carl Brook
Second Half ends, Dagenham and Redbridge 2, Barrow 1.
Goal! Dagenham and Redbridge 2, Barrow 1. Dan Jones (Barrow).
Substitution, Barrow. Daniel Cockerline replaces Jordan White.
Substitution, Barrow. Harry Panayiotou replaces Asa Hall.
Jack Barthram (Barrow) is shown the yellow card.
Adi Yussuf (Barrow) is shown the yellow card.
Thierry Audel (Barrow) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, Dagenham and Redbridge. Oliver Hawkins replaces Morgan Ferrier.
Second Half begins Dagenham and Redbridge 2, Barrow 0.
First Half ends, Dagenham and Redbridge 2, Barrow 0.
Goal! Dagenham and Redbridge 2, Barrow 0. Michael Cheek (Dagenham and Redbridge).
Goal! Dagenham and Redbridge 1, Barrow 0. Corey Whitely (Dagenham and Redbridge) converts the penalty with a.
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.