HARROGATE Town’s frustrating start to the campaign continued with a 4-2 defeat at Dagenham & Redbridge.

Angelo Balanta scored a double to help the Daggers to victory at Victoria Road.

Warren Burrell had already cleared Chike Kandi's effort for Dagenham off the line before the visitors went ahead when Balanta turned Joe Leesley's corner into his own net after seven minutes.

Kandi levelled in the 14th minute as he burst clear before slotting past Harrogate keeper James Belshaw.

Alex McQueen had a goal disallowed for Harrogate for handball but they did go ahead when Brendan Kiernan cut in from the right to fire past Elliot Justham.

Mitch Brundle then headed home a corner to make it 2-2 with 29 minutes on the clock.

Balanta put the Daggers ahead when he found space in the box and curled beyond Belshaw and he wrapped it up five minutes from time, heading home a cross from Kandi.

Harrogate: Belshaw; Smith (Jones 69), Hall, Emmett, Falkingham, Fallowfield, Burrell, Kiernan, Beck, Muldoon, Leesley (Thomson 62). Subs (not used): Jones, Cracknell, Stead.

STEVE Watson has hailed York City's pack mentality following their 2-0 win over Leamington.

Alex Kempster and Jordan Burrow got the all-important goals either side of half-time for the table-topping Minstermen - but they needed solid, switched-on defensive work to make them count.

This was York's fourth clean sheet in five National League North games - and the fourth in a row - ably protected by keeper Peter Jameson and good work from the three centre-backs.

Further up the pitch, Kieran Green put in a good performance, pressing high to win the ball back in attacking areas, and Adriano Moke has been putting a good shift in the middle third since pre-season.

Watson told the York Press: "You have to have a lot of people putting bodies on the line and it's a cracking record defensively, conceding one goal in five games.

"And that's everybody - Jordan Burrow from defensive corners is immense, Greeny wins a lot and so does Moke in midfield. We defend as a team and we attack as a team."

York: Jameson, Griffiths, Tait, McNulty, Newton, Ferguson, Bond (Langstaff 68), Moke, Green (Dyer 87), Kempster, Burrow. Subs (not used): Whitley, Spratt, York GATESHEAD secured a dramatic first win of the campaign to give their new-look side a boost in National League North.

The points were secured by a late goal from Joshua Kayode to land a 2-1 win at Kettering Town where they fell behind.

The Poppies took the lead after just seven minutes as Marcus Kelly finished from close range.

Toby Lees’ first Gateshead goal levelled things up midway through the second half when Scott Barrow’s free-kick found the centre-back’s run at the back post.

The game’s defining moment arrived one minute into injury time, as Kayode turned in a lovely cross from former Hartlepool man Nicky Deverdics to send Gateshead home with a much-needed win.

Gateshead: James; Nicholson, Lees, Nelson, Barrow; Agnew, Forbes (Oliver 69); Kayode, Olley, O’Donnell (Blackett 83); Preston (Deverdics 50). Subs (not used): Guthrie, Tear.