Maidenhead United v Dagenham & Redbridge – Vanarama National League – York Road – Saturday 3pm – Preview
PETER TAYLOR was left frustrated after seeing his Dagenham & Redbridge side pegged back quite literally by the last kick of the game as in-form Bromley claimed a share of the Vanarama National League spoils at Victoria Road during the week.
Angelo Balanta met James Dobson’s pinpoint centre with a powerful second-minute header to hand Dagenham the lead. And it appeared that they had done enough to earn all three points before Bromley’s leading marksman, Reeco Hackett-Fairchild, fired home deep into stoppage time to preserve the Ravens unbeaten start to the campaign.
“Yes, we’re very disappointed with that because I think that was our best performance,” the former England interim boss told www.daggers.co.uk.
“To concede as late as that is poor from us. Just looked at the goal there and it’s not great defending from us – we should have done better.”
But with that late disappointment behind them, the Daggers chief was mindful his side faced another big challenge when they travel to another side involved towards the top of the table, Maidenhead United.
“Maidenhead is another cracking game – it’s another hard game,” Taylor continued.
“Alan Devonshire has done fantastically well again. It’s another real big test.
“They’ve had a good start – the same as Bromley, they’ve had a great start. We know it’s going to be a hard game.”
Maidenhead currently sits fourth in the table with only one defeat to their name from nine league outings.
The Daggers will be without Alex McQueen and Liam Gordon – the pair away on international duty with Grenada and Guyana respectively.
Jeevesie’s prediction: Maidenhead United 1-1 Dagenham & Redbridge