National League - 1st Leg
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Dagenham & Redbridge 1-1 Forest Green Rovers

Jordan Maguire-Drew
Jordan Maguire-Drew has scored 15 goals in 45 games for Dagenham this season

Dagenham and Forest Green could not be separated as they played out a draw in the first leg of their National League play-off semi-final at Victoria Road.

Corey Whitely and Fejiri Okenabirhie's pace were constant threats in a dominant opening period for the Daggers but it was the visitors who took the lead under controversial circumstances just before the 30-minute mark.

Omar Bugiel worked his way into the Dagenham box with some wonderful trickery before being felled by the challenge of Mark Cousins - the German forward drawing contact with the on-rushing goalkeeper - to earn his side a penalty, which captain Liam Noble drilled into the bottom corner to put Rovers ahead.

But the hosts went into the break level as Jordan Maguire-Drew pounced onto a flicked header from Paul Benson to fire in an equaliser in first half stoppage-time for his 15th league goal of the season.

Okenabirhie spurned a decent opportunity after the restart but clear-cut chances were at a premium with both sides happy to remain all-square ahead of the second leg.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Dag & Red

  • 30Cousins
  • 3Widdowson
  • 4Doe
  • 25Whitely
  • 32StauntonSubstituted forHowellat 23'minutes
  • 17Boucaud
  • 27Donnellan
  • 5Robson
  • 14Benson
  • 11OkenabirhieBooked at 35minsSubstituted forHawkinsat 75'minutes
  • 15Maguire-Drew

Substitutes

  • 1Justham
  • 7Howell
  • 8Raymond
  • 10Guttridge
  • 12Hawkins

Forest Green

  • 23Russell
  • 3Monthe
  • 5Ellis
  • 9Doidge
  • 4TraoréSubstituted forPinnockat 71'minutes
  • 20Cooper
  • 15NobleSubstituted forMarsh-Brownat 79'minutes
  • 6BennettBooked at 70mins
  • 17Wishart
  • 11BugielSubstituted forMullingsat 68'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 14Woolery

Substitutes

  • 2Tilt
  • 7Marsh-Brown
  • 16Pinnock
  • 18Mullings
  • 30Lefebvre
Referee:
Antony Coggins
Attendance:
2,208

Live Text

Match ends, Dagenham and Redbridge 1, Forest Green Rovers 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Dagenham and Redbridge 1, Forest Green Rovers 1.

Booking

Shamir Mullings (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Keanu Marsh-Brown replaces Liam Noble.

Substitution

Substitution, Dagenham and Redbridge. Oliver Hawkins replaces Fejiri Okenabirhie.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Ethan Pinnock replaces Drissa Traoré.

Booking

Dale Bennett (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Shamir Mullings replaces Omar Bugiel.

Second Half

Second Half begins Dagenham and Redbridge 1, Forest Green Rovers 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Dagenham and Redbridge 1, Forest Green Rovers 1.

Goal!

Goal! Dagenham and Redbridge 1, Forest Green Rovers 1. Jordan Maguire-Drew (Dagenham and Redbridge).

Booking

Fejiri Okenabirhie (Dagenham and Redbridge) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Dagenham and Redbridge 0, Forest Green Rovers 1. Liam Noble (Forest Green Rovers) converts the penalty with a.

Substitution

Substitution, Dagenham and Redbridge. Luke Howell replaces Josh Staunton.

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City46309783404399
2Tranmere46298979394095
3Forest Green4625111088563286
4Dag & Red462661479532684
5Aldershot4623131066372982
6Dover462471585632279
7Barrow4620151172531975
8Gateshead4619131472512170
9Macclesfield46208186457768
10Bromley46188205966-762
11Boreham Wood461513184948158
12Sutton United461513186163-258
13Wrexham461513184761-1458
14Maidstone United461610205975-1658
15Eastleigh461415175663-757
16Solihull Moors461510216275-1355
17Torquay461411215461-753
18Woking461411216680-1453
19Chester461410226371-852
20Guiseley461312215067-1751
21York461117185570-1550
22Braintree46139245176-2548
23Southport46109275297-4539
24North Ferriby United46123313282-5039
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