Wycombe Wanderers 1
Dagenham & Redbridge 1
Saturday 25th October 2014
Football League Two

Paris Cowan-Hall - long range shot led to equaliser A Peter Murphy goal on 83 minutes rescued a point for Wanderers as they drew 1-1 with Dagenham & Redbridge at Adams Park. Wycombe fall the 2nd place in the table, with Luton Town the new leaders after they registered their seventh consecutive victory.

It proved to be a frustrating afternoon for a Wanderers side with one change to the side that had lost at Exeter in the week - Steven Craig returning in favour of Max Kretzschmar. Wanderers dominated the first half with the stats showing nine shots on targets compared to the visitors one, However, the closest to goals came when a Murphy header hit the bar from Paul Hayes' chip into the right side of the box on 13 minutes. Then a free-kick from Jombati, just over the half-way line, saw Aaron Pierre rise on the left edge of the box to send in a looping header that was tipped over the bar by Dagenham 'keeper Mark Cousins.

An injury to Paris Cowan-Hall three minutes before the break saw Kretzschmar enter the fray and it was the substitute who had a great chance to open scoring five minutes after the restart when he fired wide of the left hand upright after Jacobson had delivered low from the right wing.

But it was the visitors who began to look the better side. Damien Batt angled a low shot just wide after cutting in from the right. Cureton fired over from 12 yards following a corner from the left. Kretzschmar then turned and shot over from the edge of the box before Dagenham took the lead on 63 minutes. It came after poor defending from the the Wanderers following a throw-in from the right. Batt was allowed room to cross the ball in where Ade Yusuff's shot seem to strike the arm of Alfie Mawson before Jamie Cureton picked up the loose ball to convert from close range.

The Daggers appeared to sit back on their lead and it allowed Wycombe to put on the pressure and eventually equalise when Sam Wood chased down a ball near the left touchline and crossed the ball back into the box for Murphy to power home a header into the Valley End net. Wycombe then nearly won it as the visitors went into panic mode. Daggers Boss Wayne Burnett was sent off for dissent against the officials before Murphy fired over from the edge of the box in stoppage time for the last serious action of the day.

Full-time - Wycombe 1 Dagenham 1
Wycombe: Ingram, Jombati, Jacobson, Mawson, Pierre, Cowan-Hall (sub 42 Kretzschmar), Murphy, Scowen, Wood, Craig (sub 74 McClure), Hayes - subs not used: Richardson, Rowe, Bloomfield, Lewis, Walker
Scorers: Murphy (83)
Bookings: none
Dagenham: Cousins, Batt, Green (sub 77 Partridge), Saah, Doe, Chambers (sub 88 Goldberg), Bingham, Boucaud, Porter, Yusuff, Cureton (sub 77 Doidge) - subs not used: O’Brien, Connors, Hemmings, Raymond
Scorers: Cureton (63)
Bookings: Bingham (71), Doidge (90+1)
Referee: Mr Scott Mathieson Attendance: 3,316 (127 away)

Post match reaction:
Gareth Ainsworth Commenting after the game, Gareth Ainsworth said, "We didn't deserve to be 1-0 down. We absolutely dominated the first half with plenty of chances and it's a lesson to put it away when you're dominating like that. Fair play to Dagenham, but if any team was going to score towards the end I thought it was Wycombe and it was a great equaliser by Peter Murphy. It's a point towards our total for the survival campaign and it keeps us around the top of the league. After Tuesday it was important not to have two losses in a row and we stopped that today."

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