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Dagenham & Redbridge 1-1 Whitehawk

An injury-time equaliser from substitute Jordan Rose took National League South side Whitehawk into the draw for the third round of the FA Cup.

Defender Rose, 26, headed home a cross from Sam Deering to deny League Two side Dagenham a first home win of the season and set up a replay in Sussex.

Veteran striker Jamie Cureton, 40, had put Dagenham ahead with a shot on the turn after four minutes.

But Whitehawk dominated for long spells and deserved their late leveller.

The part-timers had not reached this stage of the competition before and it looked as though their run would end thanks to Cureton's fifth goal of the season.

Whitehawk fans celebrate drawing at Dagenham and Redbridge in the FA Cup
Whitehawk are sixth in the National League South division

Mendy Arnaud had an effort disallowed before half-time following an earlier foul as Whitehawk - who are based on the outskirts of Brighton - pressed for an equaliser.

Steve King's side then took control in the the second half but Arnaud volleyed wide with 15 minutes to go.

When top scorer Danny Mills, who had scored in every round of the competition so far, missed a headed chance moments later it looked as though Dagenham would scrape through.

But Rose, who was a youth-team player with Bournemouth before playing in the League with Stockport County, nodded into the top corner four minutes into added time to put Whitehawk's name alongside Dagenham's into Monday evening's third-round draw, which features the Premier League clubs.

How they saw it

Whitehawk goalscorer Jordan Rose told BBC Sport: "I can't put it into words. It's amazing.

"Just before I scored I had a chance when the ball rolled across goal when I should have been there, so I thought that was it.

"But we got one more chance and made it count.

"Once you see your name in that draw it makes the replay so much more important. We will give them a real game at our place and hopefully we can do it there."

Whitehawk manager Steve King: "It's nothing more than we deserved. We scored a perfectly good goal as well which was disallowed, so we had to do it the hard way.

"I am so pleased for Jordan. He has been out of the game for two years with a broken leg and has come back and scored four or five goals from centre-half.

"We said get up there and get another goal and he did."

Dagenham and Redbridge manager Wayne Burnett: "Whitehawk got everything they deserved. A draw was a fair result.

"They were better than us in the second half. We will have to play better in the replay."


Dag & Red

Formation 4-5-1

  • 30Cousins
  • 2Passley
  • 5Nosworthy
  • 6Dikamona
  • 3ConnorsBooked at 39mins
  • 15VassellSubstituted forChambersat 81'minutes
  • 4LabadieBooked at 32mins
  • 8Boucaud
  • 26DunneBooked at 78mins
  • 17Jones
  • 7CuretonSubstituted forDoidgeat 90+3'minutes


  • 1O'Brien
  • 10Chambers
  • 12Doidge
  • 18Raymond
  • 24Pask
  • 29Obileye
  • 32Hoyte


Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Ross
  • 2Arnold
  • 5LorraineBooked at 15minsSubstituted forRoseat 74'minutes
  • 6LeacockSubstituted forGottaat 49'minutes
  • 3Braham-Barrett
  • 7Deering
  • 4MendyBooked at 27mins
  • 8Torres
  • 11NeilsonSubstituted forMartinat 67'minutesBooked at 87mins
  • 9Robinson
  • 10Mills


  • 12Rose
  • 14Martin
  • 15Stevens
  • 16Ijaha
  • 17Sessegnon
  • 18Gotta
  • 19Hawkins
Lee Swabey

Match Stats

Home TeamDag & RedAway TeamWhitehawk
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  1. Post update

    Match ends, Dagenham and Redbridge 1, Whitehawk 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Dagenham and Redbridge 1, Whitehawk 1.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Dagenham and Redbridge 1, Whitehawk 1. Jordan Rose (Whitehawk) header from very close range to the top right corner. Assisted by Sam Deering with a cross.

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Dagenham and Redbridge. Christian Doidge replaces Jamie Cureton.

  5. Post update

    Juan Cruz Gotta (Whitehawk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Jamie Cureton (Dagenham and Redbridge).

  7. Post update

    Foul by Dave Martin (Whitehawk).

  8. Post update

    Ashley Chambers (Dagenham and Redbridge) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Offside, Dagenham and Redbridge. James Dunne tries a through ball, but Jamie Cureton is caught offside.

  10. Booking

    Dave Martin (Whitehawk) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Dave Martin (Whitehawk).

  12. Post update

    Josh Passley (Dagenham and Redbridge) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Arnaud Mendy (Whitehawk) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Andre Boucaud (Dagenham and Redbridge).

  15. Post update

    Foul by Dave Martin (Whitehawk).

  16. Post update

    Andre Boucaud (Dagenham and Redbridge) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Sergio Torres (Whitehawk) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jake Robinson (Whitehawk) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left following a corner.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Whitehawk. Conceded by Jack Connors.

  20. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jake Robinson (Whitehawk) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Sam Deering.