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Maidenhead Reaction: Demolition Job

  A trip to Maidenhead and an opportunity to register just a second win in seven games, an expected victory despite the absentees in the Daggers squad. That expectation was ultimately surpassed, a resounding 1-4 victory which consolidated the view of Dagenham as a side to be challenging at the to of the table this season. The full debut of Ibby Akanbi, too, went better than expected – three assists and a goal. However, the Colombian magician Angelo Balanta inevitably stole the limelight – back to his best – securing a hat-trick at York Road. The game began with a couple of scares early on, with the Maidenhead faithful looking to beckon the ball into the net – always behind the goal they’re shooting at the rare, unsegregated ground. However, the corners were dealt with, and McMahon’s men were able to withstand the early pressure. Unlike last Monday which saw Turnbull head home from a corner and poor defending there ultimately cost the Daggers a place in the competition. Progress. The ga