September 4, 2012
Daggers upset Boro in five-goal thriller
Dagenham & Redbridge sprung a surprise by dumping League One Stevenage out of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy at the first hurdle courtesy of a fine 3-2 win.
First-half goals from Brian Woodall, Josh Scott and Michael Spillane's penalty did the trick for the Daggers as they claimed their first win of the season.
Mark Roberts equalised for the visitors and substitute Robin Shroot made things interesting with a late goal, but it was the hosts who claimed victory in the first-ever meeting between the two sides outside of non-league football.
Woodall gave John Still's side the perfect start with his first goal of the season after 12 minutes, glancing Dominic Green's corner past Boro `keeper Steve Arnold at his near post.
Skipper Roberts levelled matters with a simple tap-in 13 minutes later, but Scott poked home to restore the hosts' advantage soon after.
And 10 minutes before the break Roberts turned villain when he felled Spillane and the midfielder made no mistake from the spot.
Shroot came off the bench to give Stevenage hope of forcing penalties with 17 minutes remaining but the home side held firm for a battling win.
|Dagenham & Redbridge||Stevenage|
|1 Chris Lewington||1 Steven Arnold|
|6 Michael Spillane||14 Mark Roberts|
|18 Gavin Hoyte||4 Darius Charles|
|4 Scott Doe||2 David Gray|
|2 Luke Wilkinson||29 Bondz Ngala|
|3 Oluwafemi Ilesanmi||7 Anthony Grant|
|17 Luke Howell||10 Filipe Morais|
|11 Dominic Green||6 Greg Tansey|
|19 Abu Ogogo||25 Oliver Risser|
|10 Joshua Scott||24 Patrick Agyemang|
|23 Brian Woodall||20 Robbie Rogers|
|30 Jordan Seabright||Miguel Comminges 22|
|21 Danny Green||Robin Shroot 32|
|24 Billy Bingham||Matt Ball 17|
|14 Jake Reed||Marcus Haber 9|
|26 Louis Dennis||Luke Freeman 15|
|Danny Green for Dominic Green (78)||Marcus Haber for Anthony Grant (46)|
|Billy Bingham for Luke Howell (78)||Robin Shroot for Robbie Rogers (62)|
|Luke Freeman for Patrick Agyemang (62)|
|Greg Tansey (64)|
|· Rosters: Dagenham & Redbridge | Stevenage|