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

the spoils.