Date: 15th September 2007 at 9:40am
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It was another day of good football from Barnet, this time a mistake at the back in the opening stages which cost Barnet from taking all the points in this London derby. The away side were by far the better team throughout the afternoon despite spells of good play from the Daggers, but Barnet failed to capitalise on some good chances, with no thanks to the home keeper who deservedly got man of the match.

When a ball came back from the defence to the edge of the box for Lee Harrison, communication between him and his defenders was not to be seen with ex-Bee Ben Strevens flinging himself towards the static ball as it skipped past and into the back of the net. Poor.

Dagenham & Redbridge 1 – 0 Barnet

But Barnet soon found their stride and were playing nice football, especially down the left-wing with the combination of Jason Puncheon and Kenny Gillet working excellently, with the other parts of the field used for attack not working well at all.

Adam Birchall and Anthony Thomas both had chances although the latter sent a thunderbolt through the corner of the net (literally!) with just seconds from time. His past to Puncheon and return was sweetly taken first-time with the goalkeeper standing no chance from an excellent strike and Thomas’ first in the Football League.

Dagenham & Redbridge 1 – 1 Barnet

Half-time came with the Barnet team going in having more likely to have scored two or three.

HT: Dagenham & Redbridge 1 – 1 Barnet

Save after save by the home keeper kept the Daggers in the game in the second half, most notable for a point-blank save from Ismail Yakubu in the dying seconds that was a worthy save to save any game. Puncheon continued to threat but even his beautiful play and crisp strikes couldn’t find the net – more so now that he was having two players mark him all match.

FT: Dagenham & Redbridge 1 – 1 Barnet