Gillingham snatch last-gasp victory against 10-man Dagenham
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Hakeeb Adelakun snatched victory for Gillingham (Joe Giddens/PA)
Hakeeb Adelakun snatched victory for Gillingham (Joe Giddens/PA)

Hakeeb Adelakun was the last-gasp hero as Gillingham beat a determined 10-man Dagenham 3-2 in their FA Cup replay to reach the third round.

The hosts struck deep into stoppage time after the visitors had equalised late on through George Saunders.

With a home tie against 2021 FA Cup winners Leicester awaiting in the next round, both sides had chances in a hectic start.

There are only 14 places between the two teams and it was the non-league club who struck first.

Matt Robinson fired home a superb 20-yard strike in the 15th minute.

But Ipswich loanee Elkan Baggott leapt highest to level just before the half-hour mark.

Gillingham led for the first time when Max Ehmer headed home with 13 minutes left, and two minutes later Dagenham’s Harry Phipps was sent off for a studs-up challenge on Lewis Walker.

The visitors seemingly salvaged extra time when Saunders rounded Jake Turner and scored from a tight angle.

But there was late heartache when Adelakun finished off a flowing counter in the fifth minute of time added on.


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