August 24, 2013
Daggers and Exiles share points
The first ever meeting between Dagenham & Redbridge and Newport ended in a 1-1 draw.
Abu Ogogo's equaliser ensured the points were shared in east London after Chris Zebroski put the visitors ahead with a superb finish from inside the area.
Zebroski's 25th-minute goal came after splendid work by Christian Jolley and Adam Chapman and the Welsh side went into half-time firmly in control.
Justin Edinburgh's side grew in confidence after a poor start and perhaps could have been more than a goal to the good at the break. Robbie Willmott volleyed over and Jolley was denied by a terrific save from Chris Lewington.
But the Daggers were a side transformed in the second period, it was almost a total role-reversal. Newport missed several chances, Lee Minshull the worst culprit, but the hosts were the dominant side.
And captain Ogogo swept home with 20 minutes remaining after a fine move started by debutant Zavon Hines.
They saw chance after chance go begging, defender Andrew Hughes cleared off the line magnificently at the death to deny substitute Afolabi Obafemi.
|Dagenham & Redbridge||Newport County|
|1 Chris Lewington||1 Lenny Pidgeley|
|5 Brian Saah||3 Andrew Hughes|
|18 Gavin Hoyte||2 David Pipe|
|4 Scott Doe||22 Harry Worley|
|3 Oluwafemi Ilesanmi||13 Andrew Sandell|
|17 Luke Howell||19 Tom Naylor|
|7 Medy Elito||12 Robbie Willmott|
|8 Abu Ogogo||7 Adam Chapman|
|10 Joshua Scott||8 Lee Minshull|
|9 Rhys Murphy||11 Chris Zebroski|
|23 Brian Woodall||23 Christian Jolley|
|30 Jordan Seabright||Jamie Stephenson 25|
|26 Jack Connors||Tony James 5|
|6 Billy Bingham||Ryan Jackson 18|
|2 Luke Wilkinson||Michael Flynn 17|
|41 Zavon Hines||Danny Crow 9|
|16 Louis Dennis||Conor Washington 14|
|11 Afolabi Obafemi|
|Billy Bingham for Medy Elito (46)||Conor Washington for Christian Jolley (63)|
|Zavon Hines for Joshua Scott (46)||Michael Flynn for Robbie Willmott (76)|
|Afolabi Obafemi for Rhys Murphy (89)||Danny Crow for Chris Zebroski (82)|
|Harry Worley (77)|
|· Squads: Dagenham & Redbridge | Newport County|