Match ends, Dagenham and Redbridge 1, Braintree Town 0.
Chike Kandi's 84th minute penalty gave Dagenham their first win of the National League season over fellow strugglers Braintree.
The clash between the League's bottom two had looked set for a stalemate until Daggers striker Noel Leighton was hauled down in the box.
Kandi rifled home the spot-kick but the hosts lived dangerously in the final minutes and Braintree's Dave Nieskens headed just wide from a corner.
Dagenham had the best chance of the first half when new signing Tomi Adeloye crashed a 36th minute effort off the bar.
Braintree rallied after the break with Justin Amaluzor forcing a fine save out of Elliot Justham before the visitors suffered their late heartbreak.
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Dag & Red
- 7McQueenSubstituted forHoyteat 61'minutes
- 11ReynoldsSubstituted forKandiat 61'minutes
- 10RomainBooked at 73mins
- 19AdeloyeSubstituted forLeightonat 70'minutes
- 10BettamerSubstituted forGrantat 79'minutes
- 16Lyons-FosterSubstituted forRoweat 85'minutes
- 8CrookSubstituted forDella Verdeat 69'minutes
- 27SagafBooked at 32mins
- 14Della Verde
- Paul Howard
Second Half ends, Dagenham and Redbridge 1, Braintree Town 0.
Substitution, Braintree Town. Daniel Rowe replaces Kodi Lyons-Foster.
Goal! Dagenham and Redbridge 1, Braintree Town 0. Chike Kandi (Dagenham and Redbridge) converts the penalty with a.
Substitution, Braintree Town. Reece Grant replaces Mohamed Bettamer.
Substitution, Dagenham and Redbridge. Noel Leighton replaces Tomi Adeloye.
Substitution, Braintree Town. Lyle Della Verde replaces Billy Crook.
Substitution, Dagenham and Redbridge. Gavin Hoyte replaces Alex McQueen.
Substitution, Dagenham and Redbridge. Chike Kandi replaces Lamar Reynolds.
Second Half begins Dagenham and Redbridge 0, Braintree Town 0.
First Half ends, Dagenham and Redbridge 0, Braintree Town 0.
Mohammed Sagaf (Braintree Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.