Honest Dagenham boss John Still admitted his side were soundly beaten as they crashed out of the FA Cup 4-0 at Bournemouth.
Josh McQuoid's 30th-minute strike handed the Cherries a slender half-time advantage, which he added to after the break either side of goals from Marc Pugh and Wes Fogden.
Daggers lost Chris Lewington at half-time, with the goalkeeper unable to come out for the second half after picking up an injury early on. Bournemouth reject Jordan Seabright took over as Lewington's replacement and made several outstanding saves before the hosts proved their League One class.
Still said: "We got an injury to Michael Spillane early on and then lost our goalkeeper at half-time, though in fairness his replacement did well.
"But these sort of things disrupted us and Bournemouth were excellent in the second half so we cannot say the result was not fair. I thought we held our own until the first goal and after that we were always chasing the game.
"Seabright has taken his chances. I knew he had ability and he must have been nervous coming on against his old team-mates but it is good experience for him. We can get back to the league but this will give my players some indication of what they have to achieve."