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Montgomery fires Daggers into play-off spot: Match Review

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A stunning last-minute volley from substitute Graeme Montgomery lifted Dagenham into the play-off places with a 2-1 win over Hereford.

With time running out, the winger capitalised on a weak punch from Hereford stopper Adam Bartlett, and sent a first-time volley into the top corner.

The hosts had taken the lead in the first half when Paul Benson broke clear of the offside trap to beat Bartlett from close range.

Hereford had looked the more dangerous in the opening stages, and Daggers were indebted to a brave save from Tony Roberts as Marc Pugh burst clear, while Mathieu Manset shot across the face of goal too.

The hosts could not get into their stride and bar one driven cross from Danny Green, failed test Bartlett in the opening 30 minutes.

That all changed once Benson had scored, and they came close after the break as Romain Vincelot flashed an effort wide.

Hereford were level after 62 minutes when Ryan Green's dangerous cross was turned in by Pugh and from then on, the Bulls piled forward.

Mark Arber cleared Kenny Lunt's free-kick off the line, before in stoppage time, Montgomery pounced in style to put Daggers to a last-day decider at relegated Darlington.

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Ryan Green
Dagenham & Redbridge
Football
Mark Arber
Hereford United
Tony Roberts
Marc Pugh
Kenny Lunt
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Adam Bartlett
Graeme Montgomery
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