October 9, 2012
Daggers denied by Shrimpers
Goals from Ryan Cresswell and Britt Assombalonga handed Southend United a 2-0 win over Dagenham & Redbridge in the second round of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy at Roots Hall tonight.
Cresswell nodded the Shrimpers in front after 17 minutes when he charged in to the penalty area and headed a right wing cross from Kevan Hurst in to the back of the net via the inside of the left post.
Paul Sturrock's side then doubled that lead in the 62nd minute when a sliced clearance from Dagenham defender Luke Wilkinson enabled Assombalonga to fire the ball in to a gaping goal from six yards.
Dagenham made a triple substitution immediately after the second goal with Sam Williams, Dominic Green and Dwight Gayle all coming on.
And they helped Daggers get on top in the closing stages.
Williams and Green were both denied by fine saves from Southend goalkeeper Paul Smith in quick succession before Gayle headed against the underside of the crossbar from 12 yards.
|Southend United||Dagenham & Redbridge|
|1 Paul Smith||1 Chris Lewington|
|23 Chris Barker||18 Gavin Hoyte|
|16 Luke Prosser||4 Scott Doe|
|2 Sean Clohessy||2 Luke Wilkinson|
|6 Ryan Cresswell||3 Oluwafemi Ilesanmi|
|14 Kevan Hurst||21 Danny Green|
|8 Michael Timlin||17 Luke Howell|
|11 David Martin||12 Medy Elito|
|30 Alex Woodyard||15 Matthew Saunders|
|21 Gavin Tomlin||14 Jake Reed|
|20 Britt Assombalonga||23 Brian Woodall|
|17 Daniel Bentley||Jordan Seabright 30|
|5 Graham Coughlan||Michael Spillane 6|
|3 Anthony Straker||Dominic Green 11|
|7 Freddy Eastwood||Sam Williams 7|
|24 Elliot Benyon||Dwight Gayle 20|
|Dwight Gayle for Brian Woodall (63)|
|Sam Williams for Jake Reed (63)|
|Dominic Green for Danny Green (63)|
|Luke Wilkinson (26)|
|· Squads: Southend United | Dagenham & Redbridge|