their last home match of the pre-season campaign, the Daggers twice came from
behind to draw 2-2 with Leyton Orient at The Glyn Hopkin Stadium.|
Daggers nearly took the lead as early as the 2nd minute when Chris Moore (right)
blocked a clearance from the Orient 'keeper, but the rebound missed the target.
With only 6 minutes gone, the Daggers fell behind when O's striker, Lee
Steele got on the end of a free-kick from Lockwood.
almost doubled their advantage in the 12th minute but Tony Roberts (left) was
equal to Alan White's effort and on 34 minutes, Roberts did well to save from
The start of the second half saw the Daggers back on level terms, 10 minutes
after the break. Craig Mackail-Smith broke through the visitors'
defence and played the ball to Chris Moore who had the open goal at his mercy
and he made no mistake to drill the ball home from close range.
71 minutes, the Daggers had a chance to take the lead when, after some great
work from Mark Janney (right), John Taylor rounded the keeper but the ball was
cleared to safety.
Two minutes later and Janney was again causing all sorts of problems for the
Orient defence. He crossed the ball towards both Taylor and Tony Boot but
the ball was cleared off the line by Brian Saah.
In the 75th minute, the Daggers had another chance to move in front but Tony
Boot was unable to keep his shot down.
only 7 minutes remaining, Gary Alexander latched on to a long ball from Billy
Jones to put the O's back in front.
Less than two minutes later, the Daggers got the equaliser through John
Taylor when he fired home Boniek Forbes' (left) cross.
Dagenham & Redbridge : Tony Roberts, Tim Cole, Lee Flynn (Shane Blackett 67
mins), Lee Goodwin, Ashley Vickers, Jake Leberi, Craig Mackail-Smith (Boniek
Forbes 76 mins), Shaun Byrne (Glen Southam 49 mins), Jack Midson (John Taylor 49
mins), Chris Moore (Tony Boot 67 mins), Warren Ryan (Mark Janney 49 mins).
Unused Subtitutes: Nick Bussey, Anwar Uddin, Danny Hill, Paul Hakim, Grant