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Dagenham & Redbridge 2-1 Wrexham: Kandi leaves Dragons feeling sick

Dagenham & Redbridge kept Robert Lainton busy in the Wrexham goal
Dagenham & Redbridge kept Robert Lainton busy in the Wrexham goal

Chike Kandi gave Dagenham & Redbridge their first win in five games to move them within a point of the National League play-off zone.

Angelo Balanta put the home side ahead when he diverted Will Wood's cross past Wrexham goalkeeper Robert Lainton.

The relegation-threatened Dragons equalised when Luke Young smashed home after a goal-mouth scramble.

But Kandi got the vital, winning touch after Balanta controlled in the box before hitting a fierce cross.

Wrexham manager Dean Keates: "It's the story of the season: two sloppy goals to concede, not taking chances - especially in the first half.

"We got in good areas but the final ball wouldn't be good enough.

"We need to grind out results now, they need to be men and stand up and be counted... bodies need to be put on the line now."

Line-ups

Dag & Red

  • 1Justham
  • 2Wright
  • 4Onariase
  • 12Robinson
  • 17WoodSubstituted forGrahamat 72'minutes
  • 5Croll
  • 8Brundle
  • 20Dobson
  • 10BalantaSubstituted forMcQueenat 85'minutes
  • 19Luque
  • 9KandiSubstituted forQuigleyat 89'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7McQueen
  • 11Graham
  • 14Grant
  • 15Quigley
  • 22Eleftheriou

Wrexham

  • 1Lainton
  • 3Jennings
  • 6Lawlor
  • 15BartonSubstituted forRedmondat 66'minutes
  • 11Grant
  • 8Young
  • 14RutherfordSubstituted forSummerfieldat 81'minutes
  • 17Horsfield
  • 20Wright
  • 23Chambers
  • 30HooperBooked at 29minsSubstituted forM Harrisat 40'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Summerfield
  • 10Redmond
  • 13Carrington
  • 21Dibble
  • 29M Harris
Referee:
Elliot Swallow
Attendance:
1,254

Live Text

Match ends, Dagenham and Redbridge 2, Wrexham 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Dagenham and Redbridge 2, Wrexham 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Dagenham and Redbridge. Joe Quigley replaces Chike Kandi.

Substitution

Substitution, Dagenham and Redbridge. Alex McQueen replaces Angelo Balanta.

Substitution

Substitution, Wrexham. Luke Summerfield replaces Paul Rutherford.

Substitution

Substitution, Dagenham and Redbridge. Bagasan Graham replaces Will Wood.

Substitution

Substitution, Wrexham. Devonte Redmond replaces Adam Barton.

Goal!

Goal! Dagenham and Redbridge 2, Wrexham 1. Chike Kandi (Dagenham and Redbridge).

Goal!

Goal! Dagenham and Redbridge 1, Wrexham 1. Luke Young (Wrexham).

Second Half

Second Half begins Dagenham and Redbridge 1, Wrexham 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Dagenham and Redbridge 1, Wrexham 0.

Goal!

Goal! Dagenham and Redbridge 1, Wrexham 0. Angelo Balanta (Dagenham and Redbridge).

Substitution

Substitution, Wrexham. Mark Harris replaces JJ Hooper.

Booking

JJ Hooper (Wrexham) is shown the yellow card.

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bromley18105332211135
2Yeovil18111631201134
3Halifax1810262621532
4Harrogate188552319429
5Barrow179173124728
6Woking187742721628
7Torquay188463328528
8Notts County187652618827
9Solihull Moors188372619727
10Dag & Red177642119227
11Hartlepool187562524126
12Barnet186752423125
13Eastleigh186752021-125
14Boreham Wood187382622424
15Maidenhead United187382219324
16Dover177372124-324
17Stockport177371825-724
18Chesterfield185672328-521
19Fylde175482232-1019
20Aldershot1853101724-718
21Sutton United173771823-516
22Wrexham183782128-716
23Ebbsfleet1834112236-1413
24Chorley1811071329-1613
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