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Scintillating Daggers too sharp for Morecambe

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Dagenham & Redbridge manager John Still hailed an "amazing day" as his side destroyed Morecambe 6-0 in their League Two play-off semi-final.

Josh Scott scored four times while strike partner Paul Benson grabbed a brace as the Daggers all but booked their passage to Wembley for the final in a fortnight.

Still said: "What an amazing day. I'm not putting a dampener on it but we have still got to go to Morecambe and put in a professional display, but obviously I understand people saying it's all over."

He added: "We have come so far in a short space of time and I can only applaud the lads for that performance.

"Morecambe couldn't live with the tempo and intensity of our game but we try to play like that home and away every week.

"We were 2-0 up at half-time but we knew that a goal for them could change it so it was vital we kicked on.

"And the second half was outstanding. It is amazing to score six goals in a play-off but we also had four or five chances which we didn't take."

Morecambe boss Sammy McIlroy was understandably deflated after his side produced a shambolic display at the back.

He said: "I couldn't see that coming in a million years.

"Dagenham didn't have to play particularly well to score six and our defending was dreadful. That was the worst defending I've seen. We knew all about Dagenham, they play a direct game and are very good at it but we just couldn't handle them."

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