Urchins edge it

Hornchurch v Dagenham & Redbridge – Pre-Season Friendly – Hornchurch Stadium – Report

Hornchurch 1-0 Dagenham & Redbridge 

In a game played in strong windy conditions that proved a challenge to both sets of players, Hornchurch defeated Dagenham & Redbridge 1-0 with a goal from ex Dagger, George Sanders just before the half-hour mark.

The Urchins broke the deadlock when a long ball upfield was cleared by Tom Eastman, before coming back out to Sanders to drill the ball past Elliot Justham into the bottom corner of the net. Daggers almost levelled five minutes later when Frank Vincent’s corner found Eastman’s head, only to see his effort cleared off the line.

Just after half-time, Myles Weston’s piledriving shot rattled the post for Daggers before Hornchurch had a goal by substitute Ade Yusuff disallowed for offside near the end.

Steve Morison’s Hornchurch travel to St Ives Town on Saturday, July 22 (3.00pm) whilst Ben Strevens’ Dagenham & Redbridge are in action once more at Wycombe Wanderers on Tuesday (12.00pm).  

Hornchurch: Wright (Seaden 46’) Monville (Kwatchey 60’) Green, Hoban (Bertram Cooper 46’) Scott (Allen 60’) Christou (Byron 60’) Wraight (Spence 46’) Saunders (Brown 60’) Higgins (Yusuff 46) Scannell (Munns 60’) Leahy (Dayton 60’) (Christou 72’)

Dagenham & Redbridge (first half): Justham, Hare, Ling, Eastman, Johnson, Hill, Trialist D, Rees, Vincent, Ibie, Effiong

Dagenham & Redbridge (second half): Strizovic, Ling, Longe-King, Trialist ‘C’, Phipps, Weston, Trialist ‘D’, Vincent, Trialist ‘B’, Ibie, Effiong (Blair 55′)