Dag & Red 0-0 FC Halifax: Match Report

FC Halifax hold high-flying Dagenham to earn FA Cup replayFC Halifax Town earned themselves an FA Cup first round replay with National League high-fliers Dagenham & Redbridge after a 0-0 draw at Victoria Road.In an entertaining first-round tie, Halifax - bidding to reach round two for the first time in their history - were good value for a replay and will perhaps feel unfortunate to have not advanced at the first attempt.Captain Liam King spurned the best chance of the game during an end-to-end first half, firing over from just four yards following Tom Denton's knock-down.Dagenham were far from their best. Sitting third in the National League, the Daggers' potent front three of Jordan Maguire-Drew, Corey Whitely and Oliver Hawkins were unable to click on a frustrating afternoon in Essex.Maguire-Drew looked threatening from set pieces, testing Steven Drench on a number of occasions, as John Still's side searched in vain for a decisive breakthrough.National League North representatives Halifax were grateful to Drench during the opening 45 minutes, denying Whitely from point-blank range twice.Firstly the Shayman stopper was on hand to paw away the winger's goal-bound header before reacting instinctively to push Whitely's shot off target.A real scrap emerged in the second half with both sides struggling to take control, meaning Dagenham will head north for a first-round replay on Tuesday November 15.

Source: PA