Bristol Rovers collected a much-needed three points against struggling Dagenham & Redbridge.

Joe Anyinsah put the hosts in front when he volleyed home after Scott McGleish's initial shot was blocked.

Matt Harrold sealed the win from the penalty spot in the final minute after he had been brought down in the area by Abu Ogogo.

The Daggers struggled to create any chances of note and now sit just one point outside the relegation zone.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Dagenham and Redbridge assistant boss Terry Harris told BBC London 94.9:

"We wanted to build on Tuesday after Crawley, but even though we countered everything they had, we never got going, and again we gave two goals away from restarts.

"I think we had one shot on goal and that is a concern, and we know that, we are having a bad time, but we are trying to build again.

"The relationship between us and the club is absolutely first class, we are well supported. At any other club we may have been gone by now, but Dagenham is a special club, and they realise what we are trying to do."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (3)

Bristol Rovers

  • 01 Bevan
  • 03 Sawyer
  • 04 Woodards
  • 05 Bolger
  • 14 Brown
  • 06 Stanley Booked
  • 08 Gill
  • 09 Harrold
  • 10 McGleish (Rendell - 78' )
  • 11 Carayol
  • 16 Anyinsah

Substitutes

  • 15 Anthony
  • 31 Hunter
  • 33 Norburn
  • 18 Richard
  • 34 Rendell

Dagenham & Redbridge

  • 30 Lewington
  • 06 Arber
  • 03 McCrory
  • 16 Maher
  • 18 Lee (Woodall - 63' )
  • 19 Ogogo Booked
  • 33 Gain
  • 09 Nurse
  • 11 Tomlin
  • 31 Walsh
  • 38 Hewitt (Scannell - 72' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Shea
  • 05 Rose
  • 15 Scannell
  • 24 Bingham
  • 23 Woodall
Ref: Mark Heywood
Att: 5,475

Match Stats

Shots

10 4

On target

5 2

Corners

9 5

Fouls

14 12

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:25 Full time

Full Time The referee signals the end of the game.

90:00 +2:28

Foul by Matt Harrold on Phil Walsh, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Mark Arber.

90:00 +1:51

Effort from the edge of the box by Gavin Tomlin goes wide of the right-hand upright.

89:24 Goal scored

Goal! - Matt Harrold - Bristol R 2 - 0 Dag & Red Matt Harrold scores a power penalty. Bristol Rovers 2-0 Dag & Red.

89:03 Booking

Booking Abu Ogogo is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.

88:43

Abu Ogogo gives away a Penalty for an unfair challenge on Matt Harrold.

87:57

Damian Scannell challenges Dan Woodards unfairly and gives away a free kick. Craig Stanley crosses the ball in from the free kick.

85:44

Mustapha Carayol takes a shot. Damien McCrory gets a block in.

84:07

The official flags Scott Rendell offside. Chris Lewington restarts play with the free kick.

82:50

Joe Anyinsah gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Abu Ogogo. Direct free kick taken by Chris Lewington.

82:13

Inswinging corner taken by Damien McCrory from the right by-line played to the near post, Scott Rendell makes a clearance.

81:21

Foul by Gary Sawyer on Brian Woodall, free kick awarded. Gavin Tomlin takes the direct free kick.

80:34

The assistant referee flags for offside against Matt Harrold. Chris Lewington takes the free kick.

79:53

Centre by Damien McCrory, save by Scott Bevan.

77:35 Substitution

Substitution Scott Rendell comes on in place of Scott McGleish.

76:50

Mustapha Carayol takes a shot. Phil Walsh gets a block in.

76:44

The ball is sent over by Scott McGleish, Phil Walsh manages to make a clearance.

75:28

Mathew Gill produces a cross, clearance made by Mark Arber.

75:04

Corner taken by Mathew Gill from the right by-line, Phil Walsh manages to make a clearance.

74:55

The ball is crossed by Matt Harrold, Damien McCrory makes a clearance.

73:45

Joe Anyinsah sends in a cross.

72:18

Foul by Matt Harrold on Phil Walsh, free kick awarded. Mark Arber restarts play with the free kick.

71:47 Substitution

Substitution Damian Scannell on for Troy Hewitt.

70:32

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Phil Walsh by Matt Harrold. Mark Arber takes the direct free kick.

68:28

Shot from long range by Lee Brown goes wide of the left-hand upright.

68:00

The ball is delivered by Joe Anyinsah, Damien McCrory gets a block in. Outswinging corner taken by Mathew Gill, clearance made by Phil Walsh.

67:47

The ball is crossed by Mustapha Carayol.

65:19

Joe Anyinsah sends in a cross, Effort from inside the six-yard box by Scott McGleish goes wide left of the target.

64:09

Corner taken left-footed by Damien McCrory from the right by-line to the near post, Gary Sawyer makes a clearance.

63:57

Jon Nurse takes a shot. Blocked by Dan Woodards.

63:15

Unfair challenge on Cian Bolger by Gavin Tomlin results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Lee Brown.

62:05 Substitution

Substitution Brian Woodall is brought on as a substitute for Oliver Lee.

60:58

Cian Bolger challenges Jon Nurse unfairly and gives away a free kick. Gavin Tomlin produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick, Abu Ogogo gets a block in.

59:16

The referee gives a free kick against Joe Anyinsah for handball. Mark Arber restarts play with the free kick.

58:53

Centre by Lee Brown, save by Chris Lewington.

58:27

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joe Anyinsah by Gavin Tomlin. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Craig Stanley from right wing, clearance made by Mark Arber.

57:56

A cross is delivered by Craig Stanley, Matt Harrold produces a header from deep inside the area and strikes the post.

55:09

The ball is delivered by Jon Nurse, save by Scott Bevan.

54:27

Mark Arber crosses the ball, Scott Bevan makes a save.

53:08

Abu Ogogo takes the free kick.

53:08 Booking

Booking Craig Stanley is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

52:44

Foul by Craig Stanley on Kevin Maher, free kick awarded.

52:10

Abu Ogogo produces a cross.

49:36 Goal scored

Goal! - Joe Anyinsah - Bristol R 1 - 0 Dag & Red Goal scored by Joe Anyinsah from close range high into the middle of the goal. Bristol Rovers 1-0 Dag & Red.

48:53

A cross is delivered by Mustapha Carayol, Abu Ogogo gets a block in. Corner taken by Craig Stanley, clearance made by Abu Ogogo. Corner taken by Craig Stanley from the left by-line,

48:31

Dan Woodards crosses the ball, Oliver Lee manages to make a clearance.

48:22

Gary Sawyer produces a cross, clearance by Mark Arber.

47:04

The ball is delivered by Joe Anyinsah.

46:35

Jon Nurse gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Craig Stanley. Lee Brown takes the free kick.

45:15

Mark Arber challenges Matt Harrold unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Mathew Gill.

45:01

The referee gets the second half started.

45:00 +1:01 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to end the first period.

45:00 +0:07

Peter Gain fouled by Craig Stanley, the ref awards a free kick. Mark Arber restarts play with the free kick.

44:42

Kevin Maher delivers the ball.

41:52

The assistant referee flags for offside against Joe Anyinsah. Chris Lewington takes the indirect free kick.

41:03

Gary Sawyer fouled by Jon Nurse, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Gary Sawyer.

39:59

Oliver Lee takes the inswinging corner, save made by Scott Bevan.

39:12

Inswinging corner taken by Damien McCrory from the right by-line played to the near post, Mathew Gill makes a clearance.

39:05

Oliver Lee crosses the ball, Craig Stanley manages to make a clearance.

37:59

Centre by Lee Brown.

35:44

Foul by Joe Anyinsah on Mark Arber, free kick awarded. Chris Lewington takes the direct free kick.

34:54

Joe Anyinsah sends in a cross, blocked by Kevin Maher. Corner taken left-footed by Damien McCrory, save made by Scott Bevan.

33:55

Handball decision goes against Troy Hewitt. Lee Brown takes the free kick.

33:11

Abu Ogogo fouled by Matt Harrold, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Chris Lewington.

31:20

The ball is delivered by Craig Stanley.

29:20

Scott McGleish sends in a cross, Mustapha Carayol takes a shot. Save by Chris Lewington. Floated corner taken by Craig Stanley from the right by-line, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Phil Walsh by Cian Bolger. Chris Lewington takes the free kick.

28:51

Free kick awarded for a foul by Gavin Tomlin on Joe Anyinsah. Scott Bevan restarts play with the free kick.

26:34

Effort on goal by Mustapha Carayol from 25 yards. Blocked by Kevin Maher.

25:08

Jon Nurse gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Scott Bevan. Scott Bevan takes the free kick.

23:51

A cross is delivered by Lee Brown, clearance made by Kevin Maher.

21:10

The ball is delivered by Mathew Gill, save made by Chris Lewington. Corner taken by Mathew Gill, Mark Arber manages to make a clearance.

20:40

Dan Woodards fouled by Gavin Tomlin, the ref awards a free kick. Scott Bevan takes the free kick.

19:49

The referee gives a free kick against Matt Harrold for handball. Mark Arber takes the direct free kick.

19:23

Close range header by Scott McGleish goes wide of the left-hand upright.

18:57

Mathew Gill takes the inswinging corner, Troy Hewitt makes a clearance.

17:01

Matt Harrold is caught offside. Free kick taken by Phil Walsh.

16:05

Mustapha Carayol delivers the ball, blocked by Abu Ogogo. Corner taken right-footed by Mathew Gill from the left by-line, Matt Harrold has a headed effort at goal from just inside the area that misses to the right of the target.

12:55

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Oliver Lee by Cian Bolger. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Damien McCrory from left channel, Gary Sawyer manages to make a clearance.

12:19

Craig Stanley produces a cross, save by Chris Lewington.

10:58

Unfair challenge on Dan Woodards by Troy Hewitt results in a free kick. Lee Brown takes the free kick.

8:26

Cian Bolger challenges Jon Nurse unfairly and gives away a free kick. Mark Arber takes the free kick.

7:39

Corner taken by Mathew Gill, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Phil Walsh by Joe Anyinsah. Chris Lewington restarts play with the free kick.

6:21

The official flags Scott McGleish offside. Chris Lewington takes the free kick.

5:32

Gavin Tomlin crosses the ball, Effort from inside the area by Jon Nurse misses to the left of the goal.

3:29

Gavin Tomlin sends in a cross, save by Scott Bevan.

3:02

A cross is delivered by Troy Hewitt, Gary Sawyer makes a clearance.

2:56

The ball is crossed by Damien McCrory, clearance made by Lee Brown.

1:06

Free kick awarded for a foul by Damien McCrory on Scott McGleish. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Craig Stanley from right wing, Peter Gain manages to make a clearance.

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to start the match.

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