Plymouth climbed out of the bottom two and stretched their unbeaten run to three games with a dull goalless draw at home to Dagenham and Redbridge.

Ronan Murray hit the bar in the 33rd minute for Argyle from a cross by new loan signing Jason Banton, who was also had a shot saved by Chris Lewington.

After the break, Reuben Reid's header at a corner was cleared off the line.

The visitors were restricted to long-range efforts from Luke Howells, Billy Bingham, Ben Strevens and Sam Williams.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Plymouth manager told BBC Radio Devon:

"We played better today than the previous two. I'd like us to play even better, but I think we should've won the game with the chances we had.

"It's another clean sheet, I didn't feel in danger, I didn't feel we were going to lose the game. We defended well and our keeper didn't have much to do.

"We'd have jumped three places if we'd won today so it's a shame, but I can't ask for any more from them.

"I think our pass appreciation and keeping the ball in the opposition's half for longer periods and taking care of it was probably our downfall today."

Match Stats

Shots

12 12

On target

5 4

Corners

8 10

Fouls

8 8

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:07 Full time

Full Time The referee blows his whistle to end the game.

90:00 +2:20

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Luke Wilkinson by Matt Lecointe. Luke Wilkinson takes the direct free kick.

90:00 +1:16

Matt Lecointe has shot on goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

90:00 +0:34

Luke Wilkinson takes a shot. Save by Jake Cole.

88:59

Luke Howell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Luke Young. Free kick taken by Jake Cole.

87:53

The ball is crossed by Medy Elito, Luke Young makes a clearance.

87:53 Substitution

Substitution (Dag & Red) makes a substitution, with Brian Woodall coming on for Billy Bingham.

87:53

Free kick awarded for a foul by Anthony Charles on Ben Strevens.

84:37 Substitution

Substitution Reuben Reid leaves the field to be replaced by Tyler Harvey.

81:44

Sam Williams takes a shot. Guy Branston gets a block in.

80:41

Inswinging corner taken by Medy Elito from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Jake Cole.

79:37 Substitution

Substitution Matt Lecointe joins the action as a substitute, replacing Ronan Murray.

77:28 Substitution

Substitution Andres Gurrieri on for Jason Banton.

75:49

Unfair challenge on Sam Williams by Guy Branston results in a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Billy Bingham from right channel, Guy Branston makes a clearance.

73:37

Reuben Reid fouled by Luke Wilkinson, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Anthony Charles.

73:18

Unfair challenge on Anthony Charles by Abu Ogogo results in a free kick. Anthony Charles takes the direct free kick.

72:43

Sam Williams is caught offside. Anthony Charles takes the free kick.

66:23

Shot from just outside the box by Sam Williams misses to the left of the goal.

65:47 Substitution

Substitution Matthew Saunders leaves the field to be replaced by Gavin Hoyte.

64:55

Luke Howell fouled by Luke Young, the ref awards a free kick. Chris Lewington takes the direct free kick.

63:02

Billy Bingham challenges Paris Cowan-Hall unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed by Onismor Bhasera.

59:38 Booking

Booking Luke Howell booked.

59:31

Luke Howell concedes a free kick for a foul on Luke Young. Direct free kick taken by Anthony Charles.

57:19

Corner taken right-footed by Ronan Murray to the near post, clearance made by Ben Strevens.

55:03

Unfair challenge on Paris Cowan-Hall by Sam Williams results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Anthony Charles.

51:46

Matthew Saunders produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses right.

49:47

Short corner taken by Ronan Murray. Corner from the left by-line taken by Ronan Murray, Reuben Reid takes a shot. Scott Doe manages to make a clearance.

49:14

Conor Hourihane takes a shot. Chris Lewington makes a save.

47:21

Billy Bingham takes a inswinging corner to the near post, save by Jake Cole.

45:01

The referee gets the second half started.

45:00 +1:06 Half time

Half Time The match has reached half-time.

45:00 +0:45

Onismor Bhasera produces a left-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the bar.

45:00 +0:18

Ronan Murray takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, Medy Elito manages to make a clearance.

44:54

Jason Banton takes a shot. Save made by Chris Lewington.

42:46

The ball is crossed by Jason Banton, Header from close range by Reuben Reid misses to the right of the goal.

42:25

Short corner worked by Jason Banton.

42:06

The referee blows for offside against Paris Cowan-Hall. Chris Lewington takes the direct free kick.

39:54

Sam Williams produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty area that goes harmlessly over the target.

37:42

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sam Williams by Conor Hourihane. Free kick taken by Luke Wilkinson.

37:04

Sam Williams concedes a free kick for a foul on Guy Branston. Jake Cole restarts play with the free kick.

35:31

Ronan Murray takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, Ben Strevens manages to make a clearance.

34:00

Corner taken by Billy Bingham from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Guy Branston.

33:32

Ronan Murray decides to take the corner short.

33:00

Reuben Reid produces a cross, Ronan Murray takes a shot.

30:16

Effort on goal by Ben Strevens from just inside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the target.

29:48

Corner taken right-footed by Matthew Saunders, save made by Jake Cole.

29:07

Inswinging corner taken by Matthew Saunders from the left by-line played to the near post, Luke Wilkinson takes a shot. Blocked by Guy Branston.

28:34

Free kick awarded for a foul by Conor Hourihane on Matthew Saunders. Free kick crossed right-footed by Matthew Saunders from right channel, clearance made by Anthony Charles.

26:43

Matthew Saunders takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, save by Jake Cole.

25:59

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Medy Elito by Onismor Bhasera. Free kick crossed by Billy Bingham, clearance by Anthony Charles.

24:27

Reuben Reid takes a shot.

22:27

The referee blows for offside. Jake Cole takes the direct free kick.

21:35

The assistant referee flags for offside against Ben Strevens. Free kick taken by Onismor Bhasera.

20:51

Billy Bingham produces a left-footed shot from outside the penalty area and misses left.

20:09

Inswinging corner taken by Matthew Saunders, clearance by Onismor Bhasera.

18:56

Jason Banton takes a shot. Scott Doe gets a block in.

17:51

Luke Howell takes a shot. Jake Cole makes a save.

17:21

Billy Bingham takes the inswinging corner, Reuben Reid manages to make a clearance.

12:57

Paris Cowan-Hall takes a shot. Luke Wilkinson gets a block in.

12:10

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Guy Branston by Sam Williams. Jake Cole restarts play with the free kick.

11:18

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Matthew Saunders from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Reuben Reid.

9:21

Shot from outside the penalty box by Jason Banton goes wide right of the goal.

8:34

Effort on goal by Luke Young from long range goes harmlessly over the bar.

6:21

Luke Wilkinson has an effort at goal from outside the area which misses left.

4:21

Headed effort from close range by Luke Howell goes wide left of the goal.

3:31

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Femi Ilesanmi by Anthony Charles. Chris Lewington takes the free kick.

2:06

Corner taken by Ronan Murray from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Femi Ilesanmi.

0:40

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Matthew Saunders played to the near post, Scott Doe has a header from inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar.

0:00

The match gets underway.

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