ADE Yusuff served up a second-half brace to condemn John Coleman to his first defeat since returning to Accrington.
Yusuff was still working as a waiter at Wagamama's after being taken on by Dagenham & Redbridge last month.
He'd agreed to work his notice period and actually took a pay cut for the chance to establish himself in professional football.
And after coming on at half-time, the 20-year-old scored his first two Football League goals to cancel out Sean Maguire's 39th-minute opener and hand the Daggers all three points.
Defeat was harsh on Stanley as they had been the better side for much of the contest. So after the game Coleman was more concerned about an injury which forced keeper Aaron Chapman off at the death.
After winning Coleman's first three games back in the Stanley hotseat, it seemed the Reds were set for another enjoyable afternoon as they bossed the first half.
Luke Joyce looked as though he was in the mood to score again after last week's match-winning penalty at Mansfield as he headed wide from an early Maguire cross.
Kal Naismith then had a shot deflected wide before blazing over from the resulting corner, while John O'Sullivan fired marginally closer shortly after.
Some Stanley fans thought a shot by Lee Molyneux, who replaced Marcus Carver to start on the left wing, was deflected into the Daggers' net but, in fact, it had gone into the side-netting.
The visitors replied by winning two corners in quick succession, the second of which saw Molyneux break forward, playing a one-two with O'Sullivan before seeing his low cross from the right turned wide.
O'Sullivan delivered the corner and although Rob Atkinson got a firm header to it, left-back Jack Connors headed it off the line.
Stanley continued to play the better football but gave away a free-kick on halfway, which the Daggers chipped towards the edge of the Stanley box and Brian Saah's shot was tipped over by Chapman.
But the Reds broke the deadlock as Dean Winnard's cross-field ball picked out O'Sullivan on the right and he beat full-back Connors before teeing up Naismith.
The Scottish forward got his shot all wrong, slicing a side-footed effort from just inside the box, but he managed to turn it towards Maguire in the left side of the box and the on-loan striker swept it into the bottom corner from seven yards.
A tame Christian Doidge header, easily gathered by Chapman, was the best the Daggers could muster in the rest of the first half, and Doidge made way as manager Wayne Burnett made an attacking change at half-time.
Although O'Sullivan fired wide seconds after the restart, the visitors then showed they would be far more adventurous after the break, enjoying their best spell of the match.
Defender Scott Doe flicked on a corner, which Saah turned goalwards but Andy Procter got a touch, allowing Chapman to pounce on the ball on the line.
But the Daggers drew level in the 57 minute after producing some neat passing on halfway, Ashley Hemmings finding Yusuff down the left wing.
The sub cut inside Tom Aldred and then defensive partner Atkinson stood off, allowing Yusuff to bend it into the bottom corner from 14 yards.
And Stanley didn't learn their lesson as Yusuff struck again seven minutes later in similar circumstances. Despite being surrounded by three Stanley players, Yusuff managed to bring down a throw down the left and play a one-two with Hemmings.
That took him past Aldred before running at Atkinson. The centre-half again stood off and Yusuff shifted the ball onto his left foot to fire just inside the far post from 16 yards.
Stanley made a good response, though, and thought they'd drawn level just two minutes later. O'Sullivan's right-wing corner was met by Aldred and although his header beat keeper Mark Cousins, it came down off the bar and struck Connors on the line before being cleared.
Stanley felt it had, in fact, crossed the line but they continued to push for a equaliser. Maguire's shot from a tight angle was saved while O'Sullivan fired into the side-netting.
Molyneux's low cross then found Joyce, whose side-footed effort was parried by Cousins, and another Molyneux cross was turned towards his own goal by Doe, only for Cousins to show great reflexes to save with his feet.
As time was running out, Aldred headed well wide from an O'Sullivan cross, but the Daggers almost a third in stoppage time.
Ashley Chambers tried a lob from 40 yards out, forcing Chapman to desperately back track. Chambers' effort went just over but Chapman's attempt to cover the shot saw him land awkwardly in the Stanley net. The on-loan Chesterfield keeper was then stretchered off and there was only time for his replacement, Luke Simpson, to take the goal-kick before the referee brought an end to a disappointing afternoon for the Reds.
STANLEY: Chapman 6 (Simpson 90); Hunt 6, Aldred 6, Atkinson 5, Winnard 6; O'Sullivan 8, Joyce 7, Procter 7, Molyneux 7; Naismith 6 (Gray 77), Maguire 7. Subs: Barry, Carver, Hatfield, McCartan, Windass.
Attendance: 1,412 (77 away).