19 September 2023

Ravens clinch fifth consecutive win at Dagenham

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Ravens clinch fifth consecutive win at Dagenham

Corey Whitely scored the only goal of the game as the Ravens made it five wins on the bounce at Dagenham & Redbridge on Tuesday night.

It only took two minutes for Bromley to start really causing problems as a Ben Krauhaus corner found Bes Topalloj in the box who subsequently fired an effort against the post.

Krauhaus’ corners proved a danger throughout the first 45 and the next one fell to Chin Okoli, who had a fanastic half, before the defender saw his effort blocked before falling to Byron Webster who hooked the ball narrowly wide.

Okoli latched onto another Krauhaus corner moments later, but his looping header was well caught.

Up the other end and it was Dagenham’s turn to cause problems when Ryan Hill let fly from distance, but his strike bounced just wide of Grant Smith’s post.

Krauhaus did nothing but cause issues for the hosts all first half and his fantastic piece of play in midfield meant he could clip the ball over to Louis Dennis who found Callum Reynolds, who raced towards goal from defence, but the latter’s header whistled wide.

Josh Rees tried to get one over his former side on the half-hour mark when a ball was lofted towards him, but his attempt to lob Grant Smith failed as the Bromley stopper put him off.

The in-form Bromley ‘keeper was nearly beaten soon after though when a thunderous strike from a long way out proved difficult, but he managed to keep it out of the net.

The hosts had the first real chance of the second 45 as former Raven Charley Kendall burst forward before striking low from a tight angle, watching his effort fizz wide.

Minutes later and Josh Passley put in a dangerous ball into the box, finding Louis Dennis who couldn’t quite connect with the ball as he’d have wanted and it was comfortable enough for Elliot Justham in the Daggers goal.

The dead-lock was finally broken on 60 minutes as substitute Jude Arthurs made an instant impact, pinging a cross into the box for Whitely to nod home the opener, his second in as many games.

Dagenham almost found an equaliser late on when a dipping free-kick by Omar Mussa almost landed in the net, but it could only find the roof.

Up next, a trip to Solihull on Saturday.

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