Manager, Ian Hendon made changes to the side that lost to Macclesfield Town on Saturday. Clovis Kamdjo was brought back into the centre of the defence, with Kenny Gillet moving to left side midfield in place of Albert Jarrett and Ed Upson coming in to the side in central midfield in the place of the injured Micah Hyde.
Disaster struck for Barnet in the 5th minute when Daniel Leach gave away a penalty for handball. Danny Green scoring from the resulting spot kick to put the Daggers 1-0 up. There were further problems for the Bees when Mark Hughes had to go off in the 15th minute. He was replaced by Nicky Deverdics.
As scores came in from other League Two matches, it looked as though it was going to be a bad night for Barnet with Torquay 2-0 up at Aldershot, Grimsby 1-0 up at home to Chesterfield and both Cheltenham and Lincoln City drawing.
With three minutes of time added on played, Jake HYDE headed home an Albert Adomah cross to level the scores at half time.
Daggers 1 Bees 1
At the beginning of the second half, Albert Jarrett replaced Jake Hyde.
Disaster struck again in the 67th minute when Leach fouled Paul Benson in the penalty area and was sent off. Danny Green scored his second goal of the night from the penalty to put the Daggers ahead.
With just over 10 minutes left, Paul Benson scored the Daggers’ third from close range to effectively finish off the game. Two minutes later, Josh Scott made it four from just inside the penalty area.
As things on the pitch went from bad to worse, news from elsewhere gave some relief for Ian Hendon. Grimsby, 2-0 up at one point, had been clawed back by two Jack Lester goals for Chesterfield and the game had ended 2-2 leaving the Mariners seven points behind the Bees with an inferior goal difference and having played one match more than Barnet with just four matches left to play.
Lincoln City lost 3-1 at Notts County, the new League Two leaders. However, barnet dropped to 22nd in the table with Torquay winning 2-0 at Aldershot and Cheltenham gaining a point at Shrewsbury. These results meant that Darlington were relegated despite a stunning 1-0 win at Rochdale.
Barnet fans could well have good reason to be thankful for Chesterfield come the end of the season. Jack Lester’s goals tonight may well end up keeping the Bees in the league. The collapse in the team’s form since November has been dreadful, reminiscent of Chester’s collapse last season. Let’s hope that Barnet can manage to get two wins from the last five matches that would ensure their safety.
FT: Daggers 4 Bees 1
Barnet: Cole; Devera, Kamdjo, Leach, Lockwood; Adomah, Hughes (Deverdics 15), Upson, Gillet; J Hyde (Jarrett 46), Furlong.
Dagenham & Redbridge: Roberts; Doe, Uddin, Vindelot, McCrory; Green, Ogogo, Gain (Tejan-Sie 88); Nurse, Benson, Scott.