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Antonio brace edges Daggers

A Michail Antonio brace helped West Ham edge out Dagenham in the #SaveTheDaggers fundraising match last night which ended 3-1 with two goals from Michail Antonio and a late strike from Jordan Hugill.

Antonio scored in both halves in front of a 4,515-strong crowd which included many West Ham fans at the Chigwell Construction Stadium. Hugill marked his first start for West Ham with his debut goal three minutes from the end.

James Collins appeared to come off injured over fears he has pulled his hamstring in the friendly but that has yet to be confirmed.

West Ham season ticket holder  Gary Singh managed the Daggers after winning bid of £2,800 in an auction.

It is brilliant, I found out on Friday and I couldn’t believe it,” Gary told the local press. “It will be surreal to be in the dugout. I am a West Ham season ticket holder and have followed Dagenham since 1996, so to manage them is special and to do it in a game with both teams playing is brilliant.”

West Ham United XI: Adrian, Zabaleta (Johnson 63), Collins (Pask 29), Cresswell (Powell 63), Evra (Akinola 90), Holland (Scully 77), Noble © (Barrett 63), Lewis, Masuaku, Antonio (Rosa 90), Hugill

Subs not used: Anang (GK), Longelo-Mbule

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About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter