Dag & Red 1-0 Bradford: Report

03 March 2012 06:01

Saunders strike sees Daggers to safety

Matthew Saunders curled in a stunning second-half free-kick to lift Dagenham out of the relegation zone courtesy of a 1-0 win over Bradford.

The visiting Bantams were denied the opening goal on 10 minutes when Lee Bullock's near-post header was blocked on the line by Jon Nurse.

The best chance of the first 45 minutes fell to Bullock again midway through the half, but his free header from Kyle Reid's excellent left-wing cross crept over the crossbar.

Daggers went close on the stroke of half-time when Mark Arber rose highest to meet Damien McCrory's corner, but the skipper headed over the top.

A slow second half sparked into life with 20 minutes remaining when Saunders struck. After Josh Scott was fouled by Richie Jones 25 yards from goal, Saunders stepped up to curl in the resulting free-kick.

Nurse went close to doubling Daggers' lead almost straight from the restart, but his shot from a difficult angle was saved by keeper John McLaughlin. In the final moments, Brian Woodall had a low shot pushed away by McLaughlin.

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Source: DSG