Northampton captain Ian Morris' second-half goal rescued a point for his struggling side against Dagenham.

Debutant Luke Norris put the Cobblers ahead from close range after Stuart Dallas returned a corner into the box.

Two Dagenham goals in the space of three minutes, the first a superb curling effort from Zavon Hines followed by Rhys Murphy's header, then turned the game on its head.

But Morris had the final say with a low drive after being released by Dallas.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Northampton manager Aidy Boothroyd told BBC Radio Northampton:

"In the first 40 minutes, I thought we did really well. We played some good stuff and did exactly what I wanted.

"The goal from Hines is very, very good. We should have dealt with it earlier, though. With the second goal, we were feeling sorry for ourselves.

"We've enough senior players on the pitch to make sure that it stays at 1-0. But if they got everything right, they wouldn't be here.

"To go 2-1 down, to show the character and spirit to come back, we were brave. We scored a good goal. On another day, we could have had more goals."

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (4)

Northampton Town

  • 01 Duke
  • 02 Amankwaah
  • 06 Collins Booked
  • 17 Deegan (Demontagnac - 72' Booked )
  • 27 Kouo-Doumbe
  • 18 Reid Booked
  • 04 Carter
  • 08 Morris
  • 33 Norris (Toney - 86' )
  • 11 Hackett
  • 29 Dallas Booked

Substitutes

  • 07 Demontagnac
  • 12 Tozer
  • 19 Emerton
  • 21 McNamara
  • 24 Toney
  • 26 Harriott

Dagenham & Redbridge

  • 01 Lewington
  • 04 Doe
  • 03 Ilesanmi
  • 17 Howell Booked
  • 02 Wilkinson
  • 05 Saah
  • 08 Ogogo
  • 07 Elito (Obafemi - 89' )
  • 14 Dickson (Bingham - 75' )
  • 09 Murphy
  • 41 Hines

Substitutes

  • 06 Bingham
  • 10 Scott
  • 11 Obafemi
  • 15 Saunders
  • 16 Dennis
  • 26 Connors
  • 30 Seabright
Ref: Tony Harrington
Att: 4,046

Match Stats

Shots

19 9

On target

5 3

Corners

6 3

Fouls

16 11

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Northampton Town 2, Dagenham and Redbridge 2.

90:00 +4:03 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Northampton Town 2, Dagenham and Redbridge 2.

90:00 +2:40 Booking

Booking Ishmel Demontagnac (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card.

90:00 +2:24

Foul by Ishmel Demontagnac (Northampton Town).

90:00 +2:24

Abu Ogogo (Dagenham and Redbridge) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +1:45

Foul by Lee Collins (Northampton Town).

90:00 +1:45

Zavon Hines (Dagenham and Redbridge) wins a free kick on the right wing.

88:04 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Dagenham and Redbridge. Afolabi Obafemi replaces Medy Elito.

86:38

Corner, Dagenham and Redbridge. Conceded by Lee Collins.

86:08

Attempt blocked. Medy Elito (Dagenham and Redbridge) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

85:30 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Northampton Town. Ivan Toney replaces Luke Norris.

85:10 Booking

Booking Lee Collins (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card.

85:06

Foul by Lee Collins (Northampton Town).

85:06

Zavon Hines (Dagenham and Redbridge) wins a free kick on the right wing.

78:56

Foul by Ian Morris (Northampton Town).

78:56

Luke Howell (Dagenham and Redbridge) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

76:55

Attempt missed. Chris Hackett (Northampton Town) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.

76:00

Kevin Amankwaah (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

75:59

Foul by Medy Elito (Dagenham and Redbridge).

75:40

Attempt missed. Stuart Dallas (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

74:40 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Dagenham and Redbridge. Billy Bingham replaces Chris Dickson.

74:22

Attempt missed. Abu Ogogo (Dagenham and Redbridge) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

71:01 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Northampton Town. Ishmel Demontagnac replaces Gary Deegan.

69:45

Attempt missed. Darren Carter (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

67:26

Luke Norris (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

67:26

Foul by Brian Saah (Dagenham and Redbridge).

65:35

Attempt missed. Rhys Murphy (Dagenham and Redbridge) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right from a direct free kick.

64:51 Booking

Booking Paul Reid (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card.

64:47

Foul by Paul Reid (Northampton Town).

64:47

Rhys Murphy (Dagenham and Redbridge) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

63:57

Foul by Lee Collins (Northampton Town).

63:57

Zavon Hines (Dagenham and Redbridge) wins a free kick on the left wing.

62:34 Booking

Booking Luke Howell (Dagenham and Redbridge) is shown the yellow card.

62:30

Luke Norris (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

62:30

Foul by Luke Howell (Dagenham and Redbridge).

61:56 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Northampton Town 2, Dagenham and Redbridge 2. Ian Morris (Northampton Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner.

61:17

Lee Collins (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

61:17

Foul by Chris Dickson (Dagenham and Redbridge).

59:40

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Scott Doe.

59:14

Attempt blocked. Kevin Amankwaah (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

58:45

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Chris Dickson.

58:10

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Chris Lewington.

57:50

Attempt saved. Gary Deegan (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

55:20

Attempt missed. Stuart Dallas (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

54:49

Attempt missed. Chris Dickson (Dagenham and Redbridge) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

53:39 Booking

Booking Stuart Dallas (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card.

53:33

Foul by Stuart Dallas (Northampton Town).

53:33

Zavon Hines (Dagenham and Redbridge) wins a free kick on the right wing.

52:49

Foul by Ian Morris (Northampton Town).

52:49

Zavon Hines (Dagenham and Redbridge) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

51:37

Foul by Stuart Dallas (Northampton Town).

51:37

Zavon Hines (Dagenham and Redbridge) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

50:39

Foul by Paul Reid (Northampton Town).

50:39

Rhys Murphy (Dagenham and Redbridge) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

48:27

Attempt blocked. Chris Dickson (Dagenham and Redbridge) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

46:08

Attempt missed. Stuart Dallas (Northampton Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is high and wide to the right.

45:00

Second Half begins Northampton Town 1, Dagenham and Redbridge 2.

45:00 +3:05 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Northampton Town 1, Dagenham and Redbridge 2.

45:00 +2:19

Ian Morris (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

45:00 +2:19

Foul by Rhys Murphy (Dagenham and Redbridge).

45:00 +1:17

Foul by Lee Collins (Northampton Town).

45:00 +1:17

Medy Elito (Dagenham and Redbridge) wins a free kick on the right wing.

43:09

Attempt missed. Luke Norris (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

41:55 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Northampton Town 1, Dagenham and Redbridge 2. Rhys Murphy (Dagenham and Redbridge) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

40:17

Attempt saved. Darren Carter (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

39:20 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Northampton Town 1, Dagenham and Redbridge 1. Zavon Hines (Dagenham and Redbridge) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner.

38:18

Foul by Gary Deegan (Northampton Town).

38:18

Abu Ogogo (Dagenham and Redbridge) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

35:26

Luke Norris (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

35:26

Foul by Brian Saah (Dagenham and Redbridge).

35:08

Kevin Amankwaah (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

35:08

Foul by Rhys Murphy (Dagenham and Redbridge).

34:30

Foul by Luke Norris (Northampton Town).

34:30

Luke Wilkinson (Dagenham and Redbridge) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

32:34

Attempt missed. Rhys Murphy (Dagenham and Redbridge) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

27:38 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Northampton Town 1, Dagenham and Redbridge 0. Luke Norris (Northampton Town) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Matthias Kouo-Doumbe.

27:08

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Scott Doe.

26:38

Chris Hackett (Northampton Town) hits the left post with a right footed shot from long range on the left.

25:47

Luke Norris (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

25:47

Foul by Luke Wilkinson (Dagenham and Redbridge).

25:29

Matthias Kouo-Doumbe (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

25:29

Foul by Medy Elito (Dagenham and Redbridge).

24:40

Foul by Luke Norris (Northampton Town).

24:40

(Dagenham and Redbridge) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

24:11

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Scott Doe.

22:43

Corner, Dagenham and Redbridge. Conceded by Matthias Kouo-Doumbe.

21:33

Attempt blocked. Stuart Dallas (Northampton Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

20:25

Corner, Dagenham and Redbridge. Conceded by Matt Duke.

20:09

Attempt saved. Chris Dickson (Dagenham and Redbridge) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

17:15

Foul by Lee Collins (Northampton Town).

17:15

Luke Wilkinson (Dagenham and Redbridge) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

14:00

Luke Norris (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

13:59

Foul by Zavon Hines (Dagenham and Redbridge).

12:24

Attempt missed. Matthias Kouo-Doumbe (Northampton Town) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

11:42

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Zavon Hines.

10:11

Zavon Hines (Dagenham and Redbridge) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

9:55

Foul by Kevin Amankwaah (Northampton Town).

9:01

Attempt missed. Luke Norris (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

8:13

Attempt missed. Stuart Dallas (Northampton Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is high and wide to the left.

5:23

Attempt saved. Darren Carter (Northampton Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

4:09

Stuart Dallas (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

4:09

Foul by Medy Elito (Dagenham and Redbridge).

3:23

Attempt missed. Ian Morris (Northampton Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

1:44

Attempt missed. Gary Deegan (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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