Two goals from Kane Ferdinand fired table-toppers Southend to a 3-2 Essex derby win at Dagenham & Redbridge.

Ferdinand gave Southend an early lead when he slid in at the far post to turn home Ryan Hall's low left-wing cross.

Daggers levelled when debutant Cristian Montano squeezed in a low shot before Liam Dickinson swept in Bilel Mohsni's low cross to restore Southend's lead.

Dagenham equalised again after the break through Abu Ogogo's 25 yarder but Ferdinand rounded the keeper to win it.

Ferdinand skipped past Chris Lewington and finished into an empty net to earn the table-topping Shrimpers their fifth straight League Two win.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Southend United manager Paul Sturrock told BBC Essex:

"If I was the manager of Dagenham, I would be very disappointed not to have taken something out of the game. We were second best in the second half.

"But the boys are getting battle-hardened, it was a great winning goal.

"That's three, four performances that have not been to standard, but we're still churning results. We won. We live to fight another day."

Match Stats

Shots

10 10

On target

8 5

Corners

7 1

Fouls

15 11

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:41 Full time

Full Time The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.

90:00 +3:19

Josh Scott takes a shot. Save made by Luke Daniels.

90:00 +3:10

Jon Nurse crosses the ball, clearance made by Sean Clohessy.

90:00 +1:33

Michael Timlin fouled by Josh Scott, the ref awards a free kick. Chris Barker takes the direct free kick.

88:13

Unfair challenge on Damien McCrory by Liam Dickinson results in a free kick. Chris Lewington restarts play with the free kick.

87:16

Liam Dickinson produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the left-hand post.

86:02

Phil Walsh concedes a free kick for a foul on Michael Timlin. Direct free kick taken by Luke Daniels.

85:49

Damien McCrory takes a outswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, Sean Clohessy manages to make a clearance.

84:55

The ball is crossed by Michael Spillane, Josh Scott takes a shot. Save made by Luke Daniels.

84:30

Liam Dickinson challenges Phil Walsh unfairly and gives away a free kick. Chris Lewington restarts play with the free kick.

81:45

Chris Barker restarts play with the free kick.

81:45 Booking

Booking Dominic Green receives a yellow card.

81:25

Foul by Dominic Green on JP Kalala, free kick awarded.

80:01 Substitution

Substitution Josh Scott replaces Brian Woodall.

79:25

Cristian Montano challenges Michael Timlin unfairly and gives away a free kick. Luke Daniels takes the free kick.

79:03

Outswinging corner taken by Damien McCrory from the left by-line.

78:42

Jon Nurse takes a shot. Save by Luke Daniels.

77:44

Direct free kick taken by Damien McCrory.

77:44 Substitution

Substitution Dominic Green joins the action as a substitute, replacing Richard Rose.

77:44

Richard Rose fouled by Liam Dickinson, the ref awards a free kick.

76:00

Sean Clohessy challenges Cristian Montano unfairly and gives away a free kick. Damien McCrory restarts play with the free kick, Michael Spillane has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.

72:37

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Damien McCrory from the left by-line, clearance by Mark Phillips.

72:15

Cristian Montano produces a cross, clearance made by Peter Gilbert.

70:36

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Michael Timlin by Abu Ogogo. Direct free kick taken by Chris Barker.

70:07

Effort on goal by Ryan Hall from outside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the bar.

67:12

Richard Rose gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kane Ferdinand. Ryan Hall restarts play with the free kick.

65:01

Cristian Montano fouled by Chris Barker, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Damien McCrory, Michael Timlin makes a clearance.

63:17

The assist for the goal came from Bilel Mohsni.

63:17 Goal scored

Goal! - Kane Ferdinand - Dag & Red 2 - 3 Southend A goal is scored by Kane Ferdinand from deep inside the penalty box low into the middle of the goal. Dag & Red 2-3 Southend.

62:38

Free kick awarded for a foul by Bilel Mohsni on Oluwafemi Ilesanmi. Free kick taken by Chris Lewington.

62:04

Bilel Mohsni fouled by Brian Woodall, the ref awards a free kick. Luke Daniels takes the direct free kick.

57:20

Jon Nurse sends in a cross.

56:39

Damien McCrory produces a cross, Mark Phillips manages to make a clearance.

56:29

The ball is delivered by Jon Nurse.

53:36

The ball is delivered by Sean Clohessy, Phil Walsh makes a clearance.

53:25

The ball is swung over by Ryan Hall, clearance made by Phil Walsh.

52:36

Cristian Montano has a shot on goal from outside the area which misses left.

52:05

Outswinging corner taken by Damien McCrory from the left by-line, Phil Walsh takes a shot. Chris Barker gets a block in.

48:27 Goal scored

Goal! - Abu Ogogo - Dag & Red 2 - 2 Southend Abu Ogogo scores a goal from outside the penalty area to the top left corner of the goal. Dag & Red 2-2 Southend.

45:36

Sean Clohessy concedes a free kick for a foul on Cristian Montano. Brian Woodall crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from left wing, clearance made by Chris Barker.

45:01

The referee starts the second half.

45:00 +4:18 Half time

Half Time The referee blows for half time.

45:00 +2:54

Cristian Montano is caught offside. Free kick taken by Luke Daniels.

45:00 +2:39

Damien McCrory delivers the ball, Chris Barker manages to make a clearance.

45:00 +2:01

Damien McCrory sends in a cross, Mark Phillips makes a clearance.

45:00 +1:13

Jon Nurse takes a shot. Save made by Luke Daniels. Corner taken left-footed by Damien McCrory to the near post, clearance by JP Kalala.

44:54

The ball is swung over by Cristian Montano, JP Kalala manages to make a clearance.

43:46

Centre by Ryan Hall, clearance by Damien McCrory.

43:25

Bilel Mohsni takes a shot. Phil Walsh gets a block in.

42:56

Luke Daniels takes the direct free kick.

42:56 Booking

Booking The referee shows Michael Spillane a yellow card.

42:44

Michael Spillane concedes a free kick for a foul on Peter Gilbert.

41:51

Foul by Michael Timlin on Cristian Montano, free kick awarded. Oluwafemi Ilesanmi restarts play with the free kick.

41:05

Richard Rose concedes a free kick for a foul on Kane Ferdinand. Chris Barker takes the direct free kick.

40:08

The offside flag is raised against Bilel Mohsni. Chris Lewington takes the direct free kick.

38:23

Foul by Cristian Montano on Mark Phillips, free kick awarded. Luke Daniels restarts play with the free kick.

36:27

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ryan Hall by Damien McCrory. Free kick crossed by Ryan Hall, clearance by Jon Nurse.

35:10

The ball is swung over by Peter Gilbert, Shot from deep inside the area by Bilel Mohsni clears the bar.

32:10

Assist by Bilel Mohsni.

32:10 Goal scored

Goal! - Liam Dickinson - Dag & Red 1 - 2 Southend Liam Dickinson scores a goal from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Dag & Red 1-2 Southend.

31:40

Sean Clohessy sends in a cross, Phil Walsh makes a clearance.

30:42

Handball decision goes against Peter Gain. Luke Daniels takes the free kick.

30:29

Michael Spillane sends in a cross, clearance by Sean Clohessy.

26:49

Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Barker on Brian Woodall. Strike comes in from Damien McCrory from the free kick, blocked by Bilel Mohsni. Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Damien McCrory, clearance by Mark Phillips.

25:37

The ball is sent over by Ryan Hall, clearance by Oluwafemi Ilesanmi.

24:54

Inswinging corner taken by Damien McCrory.

22:23

Unfair challenge on Jon Nurse by Mark Phillips results in a free kick. Free kick crossed by Damien McCrory, clearance by Bilel Mohsni.

22:04

Cristian Montano delivers the ball, clearance made by Bilel Mohsni.

19:29

A cross is delivered by Brian Woodall.

17:52

Michael Spillane gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Liam Dickinson. Free kick crossed left-footed by Ryan Hall, clearance made by Richard Rose.

17:09

Inswinging corner taken by Ryan Hall from the right by-line. Michael Timlin takes a shot. Cristian Montano gets a block in.

16:18

Unfair challenge on Michael Timlin by Peter Gain results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Luke Daniels.

15:18

Ryan Hall produces a right-footed shot from outside the box and misses left.

14:16

Shot from just outside the area by Bilel Mohsni misses to the left of the target.

12:34 Goal scored

Goal! - Cristian Montano - Dag & Red 1 - 1 Southend A goal is scored by Cristian Montano from inside the six-yard box low into the middle of the goal. Dag & Red 1-1 Southend.

9:00 Booking

Booking Bilel Mohsni is given a yellow card.

7:59

Assist by Ryan Hall.

7:59 Goal scored

Goal! - Kane Ferdinand - Dag & Red 0 - 1 Southend Kane Ferdinand finds the net with a goal from close in to the bottom right corner of the goal. Dag & Red 0-1 Southend.

6:52

Cristian Montano fouled by Sean Clohessy, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Chris Lewington.

5:39

Abu Ogogo challenges Michael Timlin unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Ryan Hall.

5:09

Foul by Cristian Montano on Bilel Mohsni, free kick awarded. Mark Phillips takes the direct free kick.

0:20

Liam Dickinson is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Chris Lewington.

0:00

The referee gets the match started.

Live data and text provided by our data suppliers