A CHANGE of management failed to result in a change of fortunes for Southend United as three goals in the space of six second half minutes saw them suffer a heavy defeat to rivals Dagenham & Redbridge.
THE suspense was gripping but ultimately the denouement of the movie – or rather the live stream – was not what was wanted in Hollywood by Rob McElhenney and Ryan Reynolds, the actors who have become Wrexham’s new owners.
The slight compensation for their manager Daryl McMahon is that with his side’s latest victory, their seventh in eight games, they may well also have dashed Halifax Town’s hopes of making the top seven too.
Daggers made it six wins on the bounce at Wealdstone yesterday with strikers Paul McCallum and Angelo Balanta brimming with confidence and the squad as a whole putting in the kind of consistent performances that McMahon always felt they were capable of.
Dagenham & Redbridge cruised to a comfortable win against Barnet, their fourth on the trot, with goals either side of the interval, from ex-Bee Paul McCallum and Matt Robinson, hinting at the gulf that separated the sides on the day.
Jordan Cranston’s early strike had put the away side ahead before goals from George Saunders, Angelo Balanta and Matt Robinson put the Daggers on the path to victory despite a late strike from Adam Rooney after Tyrone Williams had been sent off.
Balanta struck his sixth league goal of the season ten minutes from time to ensure Daryl McMahon’s side kept their hopes of a late push for the play-offs alive while bouncing back from Tuesday’s defeat to Hartlepool