Daggers downed by Cod Army
Gareth Evans’ strike handed Fleetwood only their second victory
in nine games as they came from behind to beat Dagenham 2-1.
The Daggers took the lead after just five minutes when Shaun
Beeley was adjudged to have handled inside the penalty area after
the visitors had twice hit the crossbar.
Medy Elito converted the resulting spot-kick to hand the
visitors a lead which would last just one minute.
Junior Brown may have intended his ball from the right channel
as a cross, instead it crept in at the back post to bring play-off
outsiders Fleetwood level.
And before the break they could have been ahead, first Jamille
Matt tested goalkeeper Chris Lewington before referee Andy Haines
blew for a Fleetwood free-kick just as Jamie McGuire was tapping
the ball home.
Town were in charge and they took a deserved lead early in the
second half, winger Evans cutting in from the left and firing home
an unstoppable 20-yard shot.
Substitute Jake Reed forced a save from Fleetwood’s Scott Davies
as the Daggers looked to battle back but the hosts held on to claim