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Posted Mon 13 Sep 10 at 10:47 AM


Grant Payne reporting from Dean Court;

Rhoys Wiggins scored his first senior goal for the club and set up two more as free-scoring Bournemouth beat Dagenham and Redbridge 3-0 at a sun-soaked Dean Court.

Jason Pearce managed to bundle home a Rhoys Wiggins cross after a little help from the Daggers defence.

Josh McQuoid headed his fifth goal in four league games before Wiggins capped an impressive display; slamming home the Cherries third goal 10 minutes into the second half.

It means that Bournemouth remains unbeaten at home in League One this season and the gulf in class between the two sides was clear as the Daggers lacked any real killer blow.

It was a slow start to the match as both sides contested for midfield dominance but only succeeded in cancelling each-other out and producing no end product.

It took 21 minutes for the first real effort on goal and it came from the visitors. Gavin Tomlin turned his man on the edge of the box but his shot was tame and was easily handled by Shwan Jalal.

Bournemouth began to build up ahead of steam with Marc Pugh dropping a header on to the top of the net and Daggers 'keeper Tony Roberts doing well to get a hand to the ball as Man of the Match Marvin Bartley threatened.

But with the Cherries threatening at one end, Dagenham and Redbridge had a great chance to take the lead at the other.

Josh Scott did well down the right before pulling it back to Danny Green who delivered a great cross for Gavin Tomlin who put his header over from 6 yards when he should have scored.

This sparked the Cherries into action and the home side broke the deadlock 8 minutes before the break.

Rhoys Wiggins got in behind the Daggers defence for the first time before pulling back for Captain Jason Pearce to help divert the ball over the line.

And four minutes later Bournemouth had doubled their lead after fantastic work from Wiggins again.

The left winger dispossessed Danny Green and sprinted away down the left before delivering a pin-point cross to the back post as Josh McQuoid dived in to head home and become joint top scorer of League One.

The Daggers still posed a threat and thought they had an equaliser in first half stoppage time but Mark Arber's header went just wide to the disbelief of the travelling contingent.

Having not beaten Dagenham and Redbridge in League Two last year, Bournemouth came out in the second half with much more vigour.

Marc Pugh squandered a good chance before the home side scored their third goal of the afternoon.

After great play from Lee Bradbury, Wiggins was set away down the left before slamming home to cap a fantastic performance.

The Cherries were buzzing and playing carnival football creating chances for McQuoid but both times the converted striker misdirected his efforts.

The Daggers had chances to pull a goal back but with a combination of desperate defending and an excellent save from Jalal; the Bournemouth defence never really looked like being breached.

Substitute Danny Hollands could have put the icing on the cake with a sumptuous left foot volley that just dipped over but the Cherries take all three points and remain top scorers in League One.

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