Dagenham And Redbridge Prepare For Their Third Game In A Row

Dagenham and Redbridge’s sights veer back to National League action this weekend, after they competed in the FA Cup Fourth Qualifying Round. This Saturday they face the test of Welsh outfit Wrexham AFC, Adam Payne previews.

Image from last weeks FA Cup 4th qualifying game - Lewis McKean

Dagenham come off the back of a 1-0 replay loss against East London rivals Leyton Orient. Whereas Wrexham head into the game this weekend on the back of a 1-0 away defeat to AFC Fylde.

After both teams tasted defeat in England’s oldest cup competition, Dagenham and Wrexham will both be looking to bounce back straightaway with an eager win.

League Form

Excluding an FA Cup loss for both sides, their current league form paints a different picture for the teams, as both look to maintain momentum in the league.

Following a topsy-turvy run over the past five games Dagenham are back on home turf for their third game in a week.

The Daggers have scored seven goals in their past five National League games. Corey Whitely currently sits joint top of the scoring statistics after eight goals in 15 games.

In the last five games Dagenham have won two, drawn two and lost one (WDWDL).

Wrexham, over the past five National League games, are unbeaten. The team from North Wales are undefeated since the 19th August. The Robins have drawn three of their past five games, winning the other two (DWDDW). Wrexham have managed five goals in those five games, with goals coming from multiple players this season.

Important Statistics

Dagenham and Redbridge

  • Dagenham currently sit in 6th in the National League.
  • Dagenham’s record so far: Played 15, Won six, Drawn six and Lost three – At Home they have played seven, Won five, Drawn one and Lost one.
  • Dagenham have scored the most goals this season in the National League, 27. However defensively they have let in 19 goals, which may start to become a concern as the season gets in to full swing.

Wrexham

  • Wrexham currently occupy 5th position in the National League, one point ahead of Dagenham.
  • Wrexham’s record so far: Played 15, won seven, drawn five and lost three – Away from home they have played seven, won three, drawn two and lost two.
  • Wrexham boast the best defensive record in the National League, only conceding eight goals in the campaign – they are the only team that hasn’t conceded more than 10 goals. However, in front of goal Wrexham have the 4th worst goal scoring record (only Guiseley, Tranmere and Chester have a worse record).

League table neighbours battle out for 5th position

One thing is for certain, both teams will be fighting tooth and nail to grind out a result to further enhance their bright starts to the National League campaign.

Dagenham will be determined to set their league record straight during this weekend’s encounter with Wrexham.

Last season the two teams met each other, Dagenham won both home (3-0) and away (0-1) fixtures.

Adam Payne

Adam Payne is a Sports Reporter/Commentator for UEL Sports/Rising East. He is currently a multimedia sports reporter for BT Sport at Dagenham &  Redbridge, recording footage and interviewing managers and players after games for BT Sport to utilise.

Adam has filmed matches for BT Sport at Dagenham &  Redbridge for the 2017-18 season and has dreams of working in Radio or Television at the end of his degree. He wants to talk about sports behind the camera, the ultimate goal to commentate on sport all over the world.

Adam has an invested interest in Football, Rugby and Formula 1 and throughout his UEL degree he has commentated on several sports such as Volleyball, Basketball, Rugby, Football, Futsal and Netball.

Links to Adam’s work can be found:

Articles/Reports – http://risingeast.co.uk/author/adampayne/

Facebook Live Commentary – https://en-gb.facebook.com/uelsports/

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BT Sport National League Highlights Show – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrF-CeSlcks&list=PLubVgegS36EPjxd3TYQ8IL0ljlB7YMxAr