Match Details: 26/08/2019
Dagenham and Redbridge 3-2 Yeovil Town
Yeovil Goals: Rhys Murphy (46), Matt Worthington (82)
Yeovil Line-Up: 2. Craig Alcock, 3. Carl Dickinson, 6. Luke Wilkinson, 7. Matt Worthington, 8. Lawson D'Ath, 9. Rhys Murphy, 12. Marcin Brzozowski, 14. Courtney Duffus, 18. Albi Skendi, 19. Tom Bradbury, 26. Charlie Lee
Subs: 11. Myles Hippolyte, 16. Gabriel Rogers, 21. Nestor Shako, 23. Tom Whelan, 24. Remeao Hutton,
Substitutes Used: Remeao Hutton for Craig Alcock (46 mins), Tom Whelan for Charlie Lee (66 mins), Myles Hippolyte for Lawson D'Ath (79 mins)
Bookings: Luke Wilkinson (Foul, 13), Remeao Hutton (Foul, 77)
Yeovil Town went down to their third consecutive defeat on Monday afternoon, in the cruellest of circumstances. It took a 94th minute goal from Joe Quigley to sink the Glovers in an end-to-end encounter against Dagenham and Redbridge that saw the Essex side win the match by a 3-2 scoreline. A jaded first half gave no clue as to what was on the cards when Rhys Murphy headed home just 30 seconds into the second period. However Joe Quigley got his first of the afternoon just past the hour mark to put the scores level. Both sides struck the woodwork as the game switched from end to end, but Daggers got themselves in front nine minutes from the end as Manny Onariase converted. Less than a minute later, Matt Worthington rifled in an equaliser and that looked to be good enough for a point, until Quigley got his second in a crowded goalmouth, four minutes into second half injury time, that saw the Glovers slip into 17th place in the National League table.
The Glovers went into the match making three changes to their starting line-up. One of those was forced, with Stuart Nelson dropping out through injury, allowing Queens Park Rangers keeper Marcin Brzozowski a chance to make his debut for the club. Central defender Luke Wilkinson also got his first start at the club as Tom Whelan dropped to the bench, restoring the 3-4-1-2 formation, whilst Rhys Murphy made his proper return from injury in place of Myles Hippolyte. In the opposition line-up, midfielder Mitch Brundle and attacker Angelo Balanta provided familiar faces.
The first half looked as though both teams were struggling in the baking 32C sun. Referee Samuel Barrott seemed to be aware of the circumstances, taking the teams off for scheduled drinks breaks at predefined intervals, and in a half in which both teams were guilty of giving the ball away, it was only Rhys Murphy who looked like breaking the deadlock. He saw one shot pushed around the post by Elliot Justham, whilst another took a deflection for a corner.
If the first half was devoid of action, the tone of the second half was set just 30 seconds after the restart. Craig Alcock had been replaced by Remeao Hutton as the right wing-back. That had nothing to do with the goal, which came from the other side, with Charlie Lee putting in a cross that Rhys Murphy headed home from close range to put Yeovil 1-0 up.
Murphy continued to be the danger man as he produced another instinctive shot that saw Daggers keeper Elliot Justham fly to his right to get a single arm to Murphy's attempt with the striker almost on the deck as he got a boot on it. The same striker volleyed just wide of the target from Remeao Hutton's right wing cross, with the ball just evading the right hand upright.
All of this made Dagenham's equaliser look a little bit soft. Angelo Balanta's 64th minute cross at the far end was met by the head of the unmarked Joe Quigley who planted the levelling goal into the back of the net for a 1-1 scoreline. Suddenly the home side were back in the game again, at a point where Yeovil could have been two or three goals ahead.
The second half was pure end to end stuff, emphasised when Angelo Balanta's header struck the crossbar at one end, before Rhys Murphy turned on the edge of the box and forced Elliot Justham to palm the ball over the crossbar. Then Matt Worthington struck from the edge of the box, with Justham getting down low to his right to push the ball away for a corner.
With under ten minutes remaining, the game swung both ways with two goals in a minute. Firstly Manny Onariase headed home to give Dagenham the lead for the first time in the match at 2-1. But Daggers fans had barely stopped cheering when Matt Worthington picked up a loose ball just inside the box, before thumping it past the keeper for a 2-2 scoreline.
Still Yeovil had a great chance to win it, with Rhys Murphy hitting the left hand post, after he instinctively struck from a Myles Hippolyte low cross into the box. Despite all this though, Yeovil managed to lose the match, during five minutes of injury time. There was a definite warning sign when Joan Luque's shot was saved by Glovers goalkeeper Marcin Brzozowski, with Tom Bradbury hacking the loose ball away. But then came the killer touch during the fourth minute of injury time, as Yeovil Town's defending dropped far too deep, invited Dagenham on, and Joe Quigley was able to strike a loose ball across the face of goal and into the bottom right hand corner for a 3-2 victory for the Daggers, and absolutely nothing to show for Yeovil Town's best attacking efforts during a pulsating end-to-end 45 minute period in which either side could have come out on top.
Link: 2019-20 Latest National League Table.
Final Score: Dagenham and Redbridge 3 Yeovil Town 2.
Scorers: Rhys Murphy (46 mins, 0-1), Joe Quigley (64 mins, 1-1), Manny Onariase (81 mins, 2-1), Matt Worthington (82 mins, 2-2), Joe Quigley (90 mins, 3-2).
Dagenham and Redbridge:
1 Elliot Justham 22 Andrew Eleftheriou 4 Manny Onariase 8 Mitch Brundle 5 Luke Croll 6 Kenny Clark 7 Alex McQueen 11 Bagasan Graham 12 Matt Robinson 10 Angelo Balanta 15 Joe Quigley
3 Liam Gordon 14 Reece Grant 16 Harry Phipps 19 Joan Luque (54 mins for Bagasan Graham) 20 James Dobson (54 mins for Andrew Eleftheriou)
Yeovil Town: (4-3-1-2)
12. Marcin Brzozowski
18. Albi Skendi 6. Luke Wilkinson 19. Tom Bradbury
2. Craig Alcock 7. Matt Worthington 26. Charlie Lee 3. Carl Dickinson (Capt)
8. Lawson D'Ath
9. Rhys Murphy 14. Courtney Duffus
11. Myles Hippolyte (79 mins for Lawson D'Ath) 16. Gabriel Rogers 21. Nestor Shako 23. Tom Whelan (66 mins for Charlie Lee) 24. Remeao Hutton (46 mins for Craig Alcock)
Dagenham and Redbridge Bookings: None.
Yeovil Bookings: Luke Wilkinson (13 mins, foul), Remeao Hutton (77 mins, foul)
Referee: Samuel Barrott (West Riding). Assistants: Scott Williams (London) and Jack Fagg (Kent). Fourth Official: Andrew Gray (Suffolk).
Attendance: 1,453 (with 239 Yeovil Town supporters)