Murphy snatches point for Stanley

Peter Murphy grabbed a late equaliser for Accrington as Dagenham

were denied their first home league win of the season in a 1-1

draw.

The defender’s 85th-minute finish salvaged a point just as it

looked like the hosts were going to take all three through

midfielder Luke Howell’s 61st-minute strike.

John Still’s misfiring side are without a win in six, while

Accrington’s second successive draw continued their solid start to

the new campaign.

Romy Boco shot wide after just 33 seconds as the visitors

started the brighter and Padraig Amond and Lee Molyneux went

close.

But having endured some early pressure it was Still’s men who

went ahead courtesy of Howell’s neat close-range finish just after

the hour mark. The midfielder latched on to Gavin Hoyte’s

inch-perfect pass to fire home.

However, with five minutes remaining Murphy collected a pass

from Molyneux to level matters.

Substitute Danny Green headed wide in injury-time with what

would have been a winning goal.