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20 July 2019 Venue The Chigwell Construction Stadium Attendance

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Dagenham & Redbridge
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Southend United

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Match Previews

Preview: Dagenham & Redbridge vs Southend

19 July 2019

Dagenham & Redbridge v Southend United…

Overview

Blues returned to thier training base in Southend on Friday following five days away as they prepared to take on Dagenham & Redbridge at The Chigwell Construction Stadium on Saturday afternoon - 3pm KO.

With the season two weeks away this will be another vital game for Kevin Bond’s side which will take place not too far away in East London.

Stephen Humphrys will be looking to add to his pre-season goal tally having scored in three successive games, the latest in a behind closed doors game against Exeter City.

Dagenham, who play their football in the National League, finished 18th last season and are managed by ex-Blues player and manager Peter Taylor.

This game will be Daggers' fourth pre-season game, their most recent being a home game against Charlton Athletic which ended up in a 4-0 loss to the newly promoted Championship side.

Pre-Season results so far

Dagenham & Redbridge:

Concord Rangers - W

Chelmsford City - L

Charlton Athletic - L

 

Southend United:

Reading - L

Billericay Town - W

Weymouth - D

Exeter City - L

 

Team News

Latest signing Nathan Ralph could be in action in front of Blues’ supporters for the first time after he got minutes in Wednesday’s behind closed doors game against Exeter City.

Luke Hyam was in full training on Friday so he could make his first appearance in pre-season, while Bond is likely to run the rule over some trialists who joined in training on Friday.

Stephen McLaughlin is a doubt after he missed out in Wednesday's game.

Simon Cox and Timothee Dieng stepped up their workload this week but both will definitely not feature on Saturday and are a way off returning at present. Jason Demetriou also remains sidelined.

Dagenham & Redbridge have had a very busy transfer window so far signing a total of 13 players with the latest being centre forward Joe Quigley who joined on a free transfer from Bromley.

Quigley will be looking to add another goal to his pre-season tally after scoring in his first game for the club against Chelmsford City.

Ticket Info

Ticket prices are:

Adults - £12.00

Concessions (Over 65’s and Students with valid ID) - £6.00

Juniors (10-16’s) - £6.00

Under 10’s - £2.00

Fans can purchase tickets with cash at the turnstiles on the day of the game. Access for away fans is through gates 10 and 11.

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Match Reports

Match Report: Dagenham 1-1 Southend

20 July 2019

Brandon Goodship scored his first goal for the Blues as Southend drew their latest pre-season game 1-1 against Dagenham & Redbridge at the Chigwell Construction Stadium.

Both sides struggled to get going in the opening exchanges with Mitch Brundle’s attempted lob and a dragged shot from Charlie Kelman the best either side could muster in the first quarter of an hour.

A couple of further efforts followed for Dagenham before Southend broke the deadlock as Brandon Goodship grabbed his first goal for Blues just shy of the half-hour mark.

A perfectly weighted through ball from skipper Sam Mantom allowed Goodship to round goalkeeper Elliot Justham and slot the ball into the empty net to put Southend in front.

Dagenham though would equalise shortly after when a long ball forward was flicked on into the path of Reece Grant who coolly slid the ball under the advancing Nathan Bishop to level before the break.

After the interval, Peter Taylor’s National League side had the better of the chances with Brundle heading wide from a tight angle before Angelo Balanta headed onto the crossbar from a corner.

Southend though would weather the storm and carved out a couple of chances of their own with Stephen Humphrys firing into the side netting after a delightful ball forward from Elvis Bwomono.

Theo Robinson then should have put Blues back in front when Justham shanked a clearance straight to the feet of the striker but Robinson couldn’t hit the target from 30-yards out, shooting wide.

Some neat football between one of four trialists on show for Blues and Isaac Hutchinson resulted in the youngster drilling a low effort on target but it was easily held by goalkeeper Justham.

Justham was called upon again late on to push wide Humphrys’ free-kick as Southend ended the game strongly but the visitors couldn’t grab a winner as the game finished 1-1.

Blues XI: Bishop, Bwomono, White (Taylor 46’), Lennon (Kiernan 32’), Ralph (Trialist 63’), Milligan (Trialist 46’), Mantom (c) (Yearwood 46’) (Trialist 72’), Hutchinson, Trialist, Goodship (Robinson 46’), Kelman (Humphrys 46’)

Scorers:

Dagenham & Redbridge: Reece Grant 37’

Southend United: Brandon Goodship 29’

Referee: Tony Goddard

Assistants: Tom Brooks & Alan Goddard

Fourth Official: Emma Guest

Attendance: 904

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Ticket News

Dagenham & Redbridge Ticket Prices

16 July 2019

This Saturday Blues travel to Dagenham & Redbridge in pre-season - 3pm kick off at the Chigwell Construction Stadium.

Daggers finished 18th in the National League last season and are managed by former Southend United player and boss Peter Taylor.

Ticket prices:

Adults - £12.00

Concessions (Over 65’s and Students with valid ID) - £6.00

Juniors (10-16’s) - £6.00

Under 10’s - £2.00

Tickets can be bought on the day of the game with cash at the turnstiles. Access for away fans is through gates 10 and 11.

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