October 6, 2012
Daggers victorious in seven-goal thriller
Dagenham stretched their uneaten league run to four matches with a thrilling 4-3 triumph over Bradford.
John Still's on-song side were made to fight for maximum points after their Yorkshire visitors bravely battled back from three-nil down to force the issue.
Bradford never levelled, but Alan Connell's late goal gave them hope they could at least snatch something from a lively contest at the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham Stadium.
Billy Bingham gave the hosts a deserved sixth-minute lead with a clinical strike before Michael Spillane doubled Dagenham's lead with a sweet effort on the half-hour mark.
And it got even better for the home team when Luke Wilkinson headed home from Medy Elito's cross six minutes after the break.
But Bradford hit back when Nahki Wells scored a brace inside six minutes. The Bermuda forward first drilled a shot into the corner, before netting from the penalty spot after keeper Chris Lewington had fouled Connell.
However, 14 minutes from time Dwight Gayle restored a two-goal cushion, only for Connell to score with six minutes remaining to make things very interesting.
|Dagenham & Redbridge||Bradford City|
|1 Chris Lewington||1 Jon McLaughlan|
|6 Michael Spillane||6 Luke Oliver|
|4 Scott Doe||23 Rory McArdle|
|2 Luke Wilkinson||3 James Meredith|
|3 Oluwafemi Ilesanmi||5 Andrew Davies|
|17 Luke Howell||4 Richard Ravenhill|
|12 Medy Elito||24 Nathan Doyle|
|19 Abu Ogogo||14 Will Atkinson|
|24 Billy Bingham||20 Zavon Hines|
|7 Sam Williams||9 James Hanson|
|20 Dwight Gayle||21 Nahki Wells|
|30 Jordan Seabright||Matt Duke 12|
|18 Gavin Hoyte||Stephen Darby 2|
|21 Danny Green||Carl McHugh 16|
|15 Matthew Saunders||Garry Thompson 11|
|10 Joshua Scott||Ritchie Jones 8|
|14 Jake Reed||Alan Connell 17|
|23 Brian Woodall||Adam Baker 19|
|Brian Woodall for Medy Elito (85)||Alan Connell for Zavon Hines (46)|
|Garry Thompson for Will Atkinson (72)|
|Dwight Gayle (20)||Nahki Wells (24)|
|Chris Lewington (60)|
|Luke Howell (83)|
|· Squads: Dagenham & Redbridge | Bradford City|