Balanta winner lifts Daggers

Dagenham & Redbridge 1-0 Torquay United

Angelo Balanta snatched a late winner as Dagenham & Redbridge further dented Torquay United’s automatic Vanarama National League promotion hopes in a keenly contested encounter at the Chigwell Construction Stadium.

Balanta fired home ten minutes from time to settle the contest, although the home side was indebted to their highly-rated goalkeeper, Elliott Justham for denying Connor Lemonheigh-Evans after the Gulls man found himself clear on goal.

The victory moved the East Londoners into fifteenth place

They return to Vanarama National League action on Saturday, April 2 when they face Hartlepool United at Victoria Park(1pm)

Dagenham & Redbridge: Justham, Johnson, Clark, Wright, Gordon, Robinson, Rance (Capt), Sagaf (Saunders 65’), Weston, McCallum, Balanta Subs not used: Reynolds, McQueen, Khan, Jones

Torquay United: Covolan, Wynter, Lemonheigh-Evans, Hall (Capt), Little, Andrews (Umerah 64’), Randell, Sherring, Boden (Kimpioka 57’), Law, Lewis Subs not used: MacDonald, Moxey, Waters

Referee: Elliot Swallow

Brian Jeeves

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