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West Ham United winger Antonio happy to help out Dagenham & Redbridge

PUBLISHED: 10:00 23 March 2018

Charlee Adams of Dagenham and West Ham's Michail Antonio battle for the ball (Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Charlee Adams of Dagenham and West Ham's Michail Antonio battle for the ball (Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

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West Ham United attacker Michail Antonio was happy to help out cash-strapped Dagenham & Redbridge by playing in the Save the Daggers friendly.

The 28-year-old winger netted twice in the match as the Hammers picked up a 3-1 victory against John Still’s men at Victoria Road.

With Daggers struggling financially, the Hammers agreed to take their first team to Victoria Road during the international break to raise some much-needed funds, with a crowd of 4,515 in attendance.

David Moyes named a strong starting line-up for the clash, including a first start for Jordan Hugill since his January arrival, as the Daggers looked to increase their funds after their main benefactor withdrew his backing in February.

Antonio netted the first of his two strikes in the 42nd minute after Luke Pennell’s clearance came off Nathan Holland and fell into the path of the West Ham winger, who dinked it over Mark Cousins.

The former Tooting & Mitcham man then netted his second in the 55th minute when he ran through the Daggers defence and slid a shot past Cousins.

Mason Bloomfield replied for Daggers, before Hugill completed the scoring late on and Antonio added: “It was a decent game, they turned it on, tried to play a bit of football and it was all positive.

“It was a nice vibe and I really enjoyed it. I hate to see other clubs struggling, especially me coming from non-league, so it’s just one of those things where anyway we could help we want to.”

The winger also revealed why he was wearing a bandage across his right hand after picking up another injury, addinng: “I’ve torn a ligament in my finger so I’ve just got to strap it up for a few weeks.”

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