Goals from Arron Davies and Adebayo Akinfenwa helped Northampton secure their first home win of the season against Dagenham.

The Cobblers took the lead after 16 minutes when Davies forced the ball home after John Johnson and Akinfenwa had seen their efforts blocked.

Akinfenwa doubled their lead on the hour, heading in Michael Jacobs' cross at the back post.

Dagenham's Oliver Lee grabbed a late consolation from Jon Nurse's low cross.

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Northampton Town manager Gary Johnson told BBC Radio Northampton:

"Somebody said you can win ugly but I don't send them out to win ugly.

"It was great to win that first game for our home fans and the three points were massive for us.

"It wasn't a classic performance. It wasn't a Barcelona performance but it was a solid one."

Lineup, Bookings (0) & Substitutions (5)

Northampton

  • 01 Walker
  • 03 Corker
  • 05 Tozer
  • 14 Johnson
  • 25 Westwood
  • 28 Langmead
  • 07 Davies
  • 17 Jacobs
  • 02 Young (Turnbull - 45' )
  • 09 Jackson (Robinson - 72' )
  • 10 Akinfenwa (Kaziboni - 86' )

Substitutes

  • 26 Hall
  • 12 Wedderburn
  • 15 Turnbull
  • 19 Kaziboni
  • 08 Robinson

Dag & Red

  • 30 Lewington
  • 04 Doe
  • 06 Arber
  • 29 Ilesanmi
  • 15 Scannell (Walsh - 87' )
  • 18 Lee
  • 19 Ogogo
  • 33 Gain
  • 07 Williams
  • 09 Nurse
  • 23 Woodall (Green - 74' )

Substitutes

  • 27 Hogan
  • 05 Rose
  • 21 Green
  • 11 Tomlin
  • 31 Walsh
Ref: Waugh
Att: 4,274

Match Stats

Shots

6 11

On target

3 5

Corners

3 18

Fouls

5 4

Live Text Commentary

93:46 Full time

Full Time The match has reached full-time.

90:00 +0:32

The assist for the goal came from Jon Nurse.

90:00 +0:32 Goal scored

Goal! - Oliver Lee - Northamp'n 2 - 1 Dag & Red Oliver Lee scores a goal from inside the penalty area to the top left corner of the goal. Northampton 2-1 Dag & Red.

90:00 +0:29

The ball is crossed by Jon Nurse,

86:13 Substitution

Substitution Phil Walsh is brought on as a substitute for Damian Scannell.

85:35 Substitution

Substitution (Northampton) makes a substitution, with Greg Kaziboni coming on for Adebayo Akinfenwa.

83:27

Abu Ogogo produces a cross.

78:37

The ball is sent over by Damian Scannell, save by Sam Walker.

78:02

Michael Jacobs concedes a free kick for a foul on Sam Williams. Direct free kick taken by Mark Arber.

76:53

Inswinging corner taken by Oliver Lee from the left by-line.

75:02

Outswinging corner taken by Oliver Lee from the right by-line played to the near post.

74:19

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Oliver Lee, Paul Turnbull makes a clearance.

74:01

The ball is swung over by Abu Ogogo, Sam Walker makes a save.

73:03 Substitution

Substitution Danny Green replaces Brian Woodall.

72:21

Inswinging corner taken by Oliver Lee from the left by-line played to the near post, Adebayo Akinfenwa manages to make a clearance.

71:08 Substitution

Substitution Marlon Jackson goes off and Jake Robinson comes on.

69:10

Brian Woodall takes a shot. Sam Walker makes a save. Corner from the right by-line taken by Oliver Lee, clearance by Kelvin Langmead. Outswinging corner taken by Oliver Lee from the right by-line.

68:35

Michael Jacobs is caught offside. Direct free kick taken by Chris Lewington.

66:08

Damian Scannell takes a shot. Save made by Sam Walker. Corner taken by Oliver Lee from the left by-line, Mark Arber takes a shot. Sam Walker makes a save.

63:29

Michael Jacobs crosses the ball.

62:45

Scott Doe concedes a free kick for a foul on Michael Jacobs. Direct free kick taken by Michael Jacobs.

61:31

Marlon Jackson is caught offside. Chris Lewington restarts play with the free kick.

59:04

The assist for the goal came from Michael Jacobs.

59:04 Goal scored

Goal! - Adebayo Akinfenwa - Northamp'n 2 - 0 Dag & Red Adebayo Akinfenwa finds the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Northampton 2-0 Dag & Red.

56:58

Abu Ogogo sends in a cross, Close range headed effort by Sam Williams clears the crossbar.

55:43

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on John Johnson by Brian Woodall. Direct free kick taken by Sam Walker.

53:02

Outswinging corner taken by Oliver Lee from the right by-line.

52:20

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kelvin Langmead by Sam Williams. Sam Walker takes the direct free kick.

51:45

Effort from outside the penalty box by Peter Gain goes wide right of the target.

49:33

Corner taken by Oliver Lee, Brian Woodall takes a shot. Shot from just outside the box by Abu Ogogo misses to the right of the target.

47:53

Foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa on Jon Nurse, free kick awarded. Scott Doe takes the free kick.

45:37

A cross is delivered by Peter Gain.

45:01

The referee starts the second half.

45:00 +1:01 Half time

Half Time The referee calls an end to the first half.

45:00 +0:33

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on John Johnson by Peter Gain. Sam Walker takes the free kick.

45:00 +0:14

Lewis Young delivers the ball, clearance made by Scott Doe.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Paul Turnbull joins the action as a substitute, replacing Lewis Young.

44:18

Adebayo Akinfenwa has shot on goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

40:43

The ball is swung over by Peter Gain, Ashley Corker makes a clearance. Corner taken right-footed by Oliver Lee, clearance by Michael Jacobs.

40:28

The ball is swung over by Damian Scannell, Ashley Westwood makes a clearance.

39:40

Corner taken right-footed by Oliver Lee to the near post, clearance by Ashley Corker.

39:06

Unfair challenge on Sam Williams by Kelvin Langmead results in a free kick. Oliver Lee restarts play with the free kick.

38:27

Abu Ogogo delivers the ball, Sam Walker makes a save.

34:32

The ball is sent over by Marlon Jackson, Arron Davies takes a shot. Save by Chris Lewington. Corner taken by Michael Jacobs played to the near post, clearance by Mark Arber.

33:35

The ball is crossed by Michael Jacobs.

31:53

Sam Williams is ruled offside. Sam Walker restarts play with the free kick.

30:59

Inswinging corner taken by Oliver Lee, clearance by Adebayo Akinfenwa.

28:20

The official flags Oliver Lee offside. Sam Walker takes the free kick.

27:16

Oliver Lee takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, save by Sam Walker.

25:34

Corner from the right by-line taken by Oliver Lee, clearance by Ashley Westwood.

24:04

Michael Jacobs sends in a cross. Arron Davies takes the outswinging corner, Ashley Westwood has a headed effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.

23:11

The referee blows for offside against Ben Tozer. Chris Lewington takes the free kick.

21:56

Marlon Jackson has an effort at goal from the edge of the box that misses to the right of the target.

18:37

Oliver Lee takes the outswinging corner, clearance by John Johnson.

16:03

John Johnson provided the assist for the goal.

16:03 Goal scored

Goal! - Arron Davies - Northamp'n 1 - 0 Dag & Red A goal is scored by Arron Davies from inside the penalty box to the top left corner of the goal. Northampton 1-0 Dag & Red.

15:32

Corner taken right-footed by Michael Jacobs,

14:16

Adebayo Akinfenwa is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Mark Arber takes the free kick.

12:50

Shot from just outside the penalty area by Oliver Lee misses to the left of the target.

9:33

The official flags Lewis Young offside. Free kick taken by Chris Lewington.

6:33

Outswinging corner taken by Oliver Lee from the right by-line played to the near post, Arron Davies makes a clearance. Oliver Lee takes a shot. Save by Sam Walker.

5:45

Foul by Kelvin Langmead on Sam Williams, free kick awarded. Mark Arber takes the direct free kick.

4:47

The ball is sent over by Jon Nurse.

3:50

The assistant referee flags for offside against Marlon Jackson. Direct free kick taken by Chris Lewington.

2:38

Adebayo Akinfenwa concedes a free kick for a foul on Mark Arber. Direct free kick taken by Mark Arber.

1:02

Corner taken by Oliver Lee, clearance made by Marlon Jackson. Corner taken right-footed by Oliver Lee from the right by-line to the near post, Effort on goal by Sam Williams from inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.

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