December 8 2013 Latest news:
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Dagenham & Redbridge 0 Colchester United 1
Drey Wright’s goal was enough for the Daggers to be defeated in a friendly at Victoria Road yesterday against League One side Colchester United.
The two sides will meet at Victoria Road next Tuesday in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy first round and on this occasion Colchester came out on top with a fifth minute strike from Wright, after the Daggers had failed to clear a corner.
And there could have been a second for the U’s if it wasn’t for Daggers goalkeeper Jordan Seabright, who saved an Alex Gilbey penalty to keep them in the match.
But it was the visitors who went close again in the second half when Gilbey struck the post, and Daggers couldn’t find an equaliser as they slipped to defeat.
The match was useful minutes for Luke Wilkinson and Matt Saunders, who continue their recovery from injury, while other first teamers including Seabright, Jack Connors, Sean Shields, Afolabi Obafemi and Louis Dennis were included in the starting XI.
Daggers: Seabright, Connors, Wilkinson, Montana, Yexley, Shields, Ferguson, Obafemi, Saunders, Dennis, Hibbert.
Substitutes: Nouble, Gracco.