LDV Vans Trophy Round-Up
By James Pearson
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Neither side troubled the scoreboard operator in the first period, however Mark Bentley soon had the home faithful cheering when he broke the deadlock shortly after half time.
The goals kept coming as further strikes from Anthony Scully, Leon Braithwaite and a second from Bentley put Dagenham in complete control with just 21 minutes remaining.
Matthew Lockwood did give the league side some pride when he netted from the penalty spot late on, but it proved nothing more than a consolation.
Boston United's new striker Adebayo Akinfenwa proved the match winner for The Pirates as his last-gasp goal lifted the side to a 2-1 victory over Second Division Swindon Town.
Lee Beevers had the home side ahead early, before Steve Robinson levelled matters on the half-hour mark.
Both sides were preparing themselves for extra time before Akinfenwa cropped up on his debut to snatch victory.
Elsewhere in the Southern Section of the competition, a solitary first half penalty from Stuart Gray (pictured) was enough for Rushden & Diamonds to nick a 1-0 win over Oxford United.
Darren Mansaram's early goal for Grimsby in the Northern Section had looked good enough to eliminate Sheffield Wednesday from the second round till Adam Proudlock's leveller ensured extra time would be played.
After a goalless period of extra time it was The Owls, who originally fell behind in the second minute of the contest, who prevailed on penalties winning 5-4.
After 120 minutes of goalless football at Meadow Lane, penalties were required to separate Notts County and Barnsley in the LDV Vans trophy.
It was the Yorkshire side who held their nerve in the shoot-out lottery winning 4-2 on penalties to advance in the competition.