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Monday, October 18, 2010

Big Match Review - Dagenham 1 Walsall 1

Dagenham & Redbridge 1-1 Walsall
Saturday October 16, Victoria Road, (Att: 2,666)

Early season strugglers Dagenham & Redbridge and Walsall were forced to share the points after a tightly fought encounter left both sides in the bottom four.

The Londoners were dominant in the early stages, and it was no surprise when they took the lead on 26 minutes. Veteran Darren Currie getting on the end of a right wing cross to power a near post header past Jonny Brain.

John Still's men almost doubled their advantage before the interval but Danny Green saw his delightfully executed free kick rattle the cross bar and bounce out of harm's way.

Just five minutes into the second period though, and the Saddlers had restored parity.

Jon Macken capitalised on a long ball forward to set up Martin Devaney to slide the ball past Tony Roberts.

The men from the Black Country improved after the break, but they were indebted to David Davis for a goal line clearance from Romain Vincelot's header.

Chris Hutchings's side almost stole maximum spoils in stoppage time when Reuben Reid's shot came back off the post.

It ended all square though, with a point not helping either side much in their quest to get out of trouble.

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