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Marathon shoot-out impresses Dagenham & Redbridge keeper Shea

Highlights - Leyton Orient 1-1 Dag & Red

Leyton Orient 1-1 Dag & Red

Dagenham & Redbridge goalkeeper James Shea was impressed with the standard of penalties after making the only save in 28 kicks to win their Johnstone's Paint Trophy tie against Leyton Orient.

Arsenal loanee Shea denied Ben Chorley, who had already scored his first kick.

"It was a great standard from both sides," Shea told BBC London 94.9.

"Every time I went the right way I was getting fingertips to the ball but, thankfully, I went right once and I saved the winning penalty."

After normal time ended 1-1, with Sam Williams putting Orient ahead before a late equaliser from David Mooney two minutes from time, the first 27 penalties of the shoot-out all found the net.

But Orient's regular penalty-taker, Chorley, then saw his second kick saved to hand the Daggers a second-round tie against local rivals Southend United.

Shea said: "The assistant manager told me he had a penalty in a previous game that went bottom right. I went bottom right for the first one but he went the other way.

"I had a little feeling he was going to change his mind and thankfully he did."

In 2009 a match between Argentina sides General Paz Juniors and Juventude saw 40 consecutive penalties converted before Juniors keeper Marcos de Tobillas saved the opposition's 21st kick and then scored the winner.

Shea netted the Daggers' 11th spot-kick and added: "There were so many, it just went on for ages.

"It just went on and on. I thought we were going to be out there all night."

Orient boss manager Russell Slade believes the result summed up his side's luck so far this season.

He said: "It didn't look like a save was going to be made. It's our number one penalty-taker that's missed the opportunity and probably the one you would put your money on.

"That's summed up the start of the season - not too much going right at the crucial time or crucial moment."

You can watch footage of the 14-13 shoot-out on this website from 2200 BST tonight.

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