Cardiff City survived a late fightback to ease past Dagenham and Redbridge and into the Carling Cup second round.
Gavin Rae put the hosts in front in the 20th minute as the Cardiff midfielder smashed home a 20-yard shot.
Jay Bothroyd doubled Cardiff's lead six minutes later from the penalty spot after he was fouled by Will Antwi.
Substitute Josh Scott gave the Daggers late hope with a close-range effort before Peter Whittingham's injury time strike made it comfortable for Cardiff.
Jones bemoans sloppy Cardiff
Cardiff City manager Dave Jones said:
"We made it difficult for ourselves at the end because we should have scored more goals, it was just sloppy from us to let them back in.
"It is nice to win but we're always looking for perfection and we were a bit disappointed by the way we moved the ball and every time we did move the ball quickly, we created chances and that is how our goals came.
"We should have been able to throw more kids on but because we weren't in a comfortable position, the senior pros had to stay on the pitch.
"I said to the boys at half-time don't give them any hope and give don't let them back in, then they go and do it.
"But a lot of teams from our division would have gone out today and we had to make sure we were not one of them. We could have done better but we are pleased to get the win."
Dagenham and Redbridge manger John Still said:
"We played very well throughout but in the second half we were much the better side.
"Both of my central midfield players came from non-league football but they dominated the game.
"Tony Roberts was very proud to be captain tonight on his return to Wales and he kept us in the game with a number of fine saves."
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Tuesday, 11 August 2009
Dag & Red
Bothroyd (pen) 26
24 Comminges (Wildig 66)
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04 Doe (Ogogo 90+2)
07 Green (Montgomery 72)
16 Thomas (Scott 55)
Ref: PennAtt: 5,545
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90:00+3:39 The referee ends the match.
90:00+3:30 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mark Arber by Michael Chopra. Tony Roberts takes the direct free kick.
90:00+2:31 Josh Scott fouled by Mark Hudson, the ref awards a free kick. Mark Arber takes the free kick.
90:00+1:59 Substitution Abu Ogogo on for Scott Doe.
90:00+0:40 The assist for the goal came from Michael Chopra.
90:00+0:40 GOAL - Peter Whittingham:Cardiff 3 - 1 Dag & Red Peter Whittingham finds the net with a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Cardiff 3-1
Dag & Red.
89:51 Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Peter Whittingham from the left by-line, clearance made by Peter Gain.
Correction - 85:34+3:30 Paul Quinn has an effort at goal from the edge of the box that misses to the right of the target.
85:34+3:30 Paul Quinn produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the goal.
84:16+3:30 Short corner worked by Graeme Montgomery, Gavin Rae makes a clearance.
Correction - 84:05+3:30 Mark Arber fouled by Michael Chopra, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Tony Roberts.
82:04 Outswinging corner taken by Graeme Montgomery, Mark Arber has a header from inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar.
80:39 Assist by Peter Gain.
80:39 GOAL - Josh Scott:Cardiff 2 - 1 Dag & Red Josh Scott fires in a goal from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Cardiff 2-1 Dag & Red.
78:56 The referee blows for offside against Josh Scott. Peter Enckelman takes the free kick.
77:00 Unfair challenge on Jay Bothroyd by Peter Gain results in a free kick. Jay Bothroyd takes the direct free kick.
76:12 Short corner taken by Peter Whittingham.
75:58 Tony Capaldi takes a shot. Will Antwi gets a block in.
75:12 Effort from the edge of the box by Peter Whittingham goes wide of the left-hand post.
71:38 Substitution (Dag & Red) makes a substitution, with Graeme Montgomery coming on for Danny Green.
71:26 Michael Chopra takes a shot. Tony Roberts makes a save.
67:34 Corner from the right by-line taken by Stephen McPhail, Tony Roberts makes a save.
67:14 Michael Chopra takes a shot. Save by Tony Roberts.
65:22 Substitution Aaron Wildig on for Miguel Comminges.
62:56 Josh Scott has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.
61:04 Foul by Paul Benson on Tony Capaldi, free kick awarded. Peter Enckelman takes the direct free kick.
59:24 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Danny Green from the left by-line to the near post, Jay Bothroyd makes a clearance.
58:03 Foul by Jay Bothroyd on Mark Arber, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Will Antwi.
56:55 Corner taken by Peter Whittingham from the right by-line, Mark Hudson produces a headed effort from deep inside the six-yard
box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
56:39 Miguel Comminges takes a shot. Save by Tony Roberts.
55:21 Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Danny Green.
54:27 Danny Green takes the direct free kick.
54:27 Substitution Josh Scott joins the action as a substitute, replacing Wesley Thomas.
54:27 Danny Green fouled by Tony Capaldi, the ref awards a free kick.
53:22 Solomon Taiwo concedes a free kick for a foul on Gavin Rae. Stephen McPhail takes the free kick.
49:48 Peter Gain produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the left-hand post.
48:43 Headed effort from deep inside the area by Paul Benson misses to the right of the target.
47:31 Corner taken by Danny Green, Paul Benson takes a shot. Blocked by Gavin Rae.
45:42 Centre by Peter Gain, Gavin Rae gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Danny Green.
Correction - 45:25 The ball is sent over by Peter Gain, blocked by Gavin Rae. Corner from left by-line taken by Danny Green.
45:01 The second half begins.
45:00+1:58 The match has reached half-time.
45:00+1:29 Solomon Taiwo takes a shot. Save by Peter Enckelman.
45:00+0:29 The assistant referee signals for offside against Michael Chopra. Direct free kick taken by Tony Roberts.
44:39 Peter Whittingham is caught offside. Tony Roberts takes the indirect free kick.
43:29 Inswinging corner taken by Danny Green from the left by-line, Will Antwi takes a shot. Save by Peter Enckelman.
42:40 Effort on goal by Peter Whittingham from just outside the area goes harmlessly over the target.
40:42 Unfair challenge on Paul Benson by Gavin Rae results in a free kick. Solomon Taiwo restarts play with the free kick.
39:47 The referee penalises Tony Capaldi for handball. Free kick taken by Solomon Taiwo.
31:18 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Peter Whittingham, clearance made by Scott Griffiths.
30:50 Miguel Comminges takes a shot. Stuart Thurgood gets a block in.
30:33 Michael Chopra takes a shot. Save made by Tony Roberts.
29:57 Paul Benson produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the target.
29:03 Paul Benson has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.
28:04 Corner taken by Peter Whittingham from the right by-line, Jay Bothroyd has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area
missing to the right of the target.
27:16 Corner from the left by-line taken by Danny Green, save made by Peter Enckelman.
25:54 GOAL - Jay Bothroyd:Cardiff 2 - 0 Dag & Red Jay Bothroyd scores a placed penalty. Cardiff 2-0 Dag & Red.
Correction - 23:41 Penalty awarded for an unfair challenge on Jay Bothroyd by Will Antwi.
23:41 Will Antwi gives away a Penalty for an unfair challenge on Jay Bothroyd.
19:06 The assist for the goal came from Peter Whittingham.
19:06 GOAL - Gavin Rae:Cardiff 1 - 0 Dag & Red Gavin Rae finds the back of the net with a goal from outside the penalty box low into the middle of the goal. Cardiff 1-0
Dag & Red.
17:34 The offside flag is raised against Michael Chopra. Direct free kick taken by Will Antwi.
16:16 Peter Whittingham takes a shot. Save by Tony Roberts.
14:02 Free kick awarded for a foul by Miguel Comminges on Scott Doe. Free kick taken by Mark Arber.
13:15 Paul Benson is ruled offside. Peter Enckelman takes the direct free kick.
10:24 Inswinging corner taken by Danny Green, Gavin Rae makes a clearance.
9:34 Peter Whittingham takes a shot. Save made by Tony Roberts.
6:11 Corner taken by Stephen McPhail played to the near post, clearance made by Scott Griffiths.
4:58 Free kick awarded for a foul by Jay Bothroyd on Scott Griffiths. Mark Arber takes the free kick.
2:25 Unfair challenge on Stephen McPhail by Danny Green results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Peter Enckelman.
0:00 The match has kicked off.
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