Torquay claimed a 1-0 victory at Dagenham to lift themselves out of the League Two relegation zone.

The hosts dominated for most of the first half with Zavon Hines seeing his shot superbly saved by Torquay keeper Michael Poke.

But the visitors made no mistake early in the second half when Aaron Downes headed home Jak McCourt's cross.

Dagenham striker Rhys Murphy struck the post late on as Torquay held on for only their fifth win of the season.

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Post-match: Torquay boss Knill

Torquay boss Alan Knill told BBC Radio Devon:

"It was a repeat of last Saturday. We're asking for commitment and effort and this is the toughest place to come, and for us to come away with a 1-0 victory was well deserved I thought.

"It's hard for me to say one [stand out player]. I thought the team were excellent and in the first half it was a pretty good game.

"I thought they [Dagenham] passed it and looked dangerous but I thought when we got it, we did the same.

"If you're in a dogfight you have to fight first, and we're doing that, so as long as we continue to do that we know that we can compete because we've got some pretty talented players as well who can play. It's so important to be out of the bottom two at Christmas."

Lineup, Bookings (0) & Substitutions (3)

Dagenham & Redbridge

  • 01 Lewington
  • 18 Hoyte
  • 03 Ilesanmi
  • 08 Ogogo
  • 05 Saah
  • 04 Doe
  • 07 Elito (Edgar - 82' )
  • 17 Howell
  • 09 Murphy
  • 12 D'Ath (Dickson - 59' )
  • 41 Hines

Substitutes

  • 02 Wilkinson
  • 10 Scott
  • 14 Dickson
  • 19 Edgar
  • 20 Shields
  • 26 Connors
  • 30 Seabright

Torquay United

  • 01 Poke
  • 02 Tonge
  • 21 Cruise
  • 17 McCourt
  • 04 Downes
  • 29 O'Connor
  • 12 Chapell (Craig - 75' )
  • 36 Mozika
  • 16 Marquis
  • 07 Mansell
  • 10 Bodin

Substitutes

  • 05 Pearce
  • 09 Hawley
  • 11 Cameron
  • 13 Rice
  • 20 Craig
  • 26 Benyon
  • 31 Sullivan
Ref: Lee Collins
Att: 1,675

Match Stats

Shots

18 8

On target

6 3

Corners

12 6

Fouls

8 13

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Dagenham and Redbridge 0, Torquay United 1.

90:00 +4:11 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Dagenham and Redbridge 0, Torquay United 1.

90:00 +3:30

Attempt missed. Abu Ogogo (Dagenham and Redbridge) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left following a set piece situation.

90:00 +3:05

Gavin Hoyte (Dagenham and Redbridge) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +3:05

Foul by Thomas Cruise (Torquay United).

90:00 +2:15

Corner, Dagenham and Redbridge. Conceded by Dale Tonge.

90:00 +0:16

Anthony Edgar (Dagenham and Redbridge) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +0:07

Foul by Lee Mansell (Torquay United).

88:36

Corner, Dagenham and Redbridge. Conceded by Thomas Cruise.

85:32

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

85:32

Foul by John Marquis (Torquay United).

84:57

Corner, Torquay United. Conceded by Brian Saah.

84:19

Attempt saved. John Marquis (Torquay United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

82:07

Hand ball by Rhys Murphy (Dagenham and Redbridge).

81:21 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Dagenham and Redbridge. Anthony Edgar replaces Medy Elito.

81:05

Foul by Scott Doe (Dagenham and Redbridge).

81:05

Damien Mozika (Torquay United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

80:18

Attempt saved. Chris Dickson (Dagenham and Redbridge) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

77:11

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

75:47

Hand ball by Damien Mozika (Torquay United).

74:58 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Torquay United. Nathan Craig replaces Jordan Chapell.

74:00

John Marquis (Torquay United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

73:57

Foul by Brian Saah (Dagenham and Redbridge).

72:36

Hand ball by Thomas Cruise (Torquay United).

71:35

Corner, Dagenham and Redbridge. Conceded by Anthony O'Connor.

71:06

Corner, Dagenham and Redbridge. Conceded by Anthony O'Connor.

70:08

Corner, Dagenham and Redbridge. Conceded by Thomas Cruise.

69:39

Attempt blocked. Rhys Murphy (Dagenham and Redbridge) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

69:07

Corner, Dagenham and Redbridge. Conceded by Aaron Downes.

68:50

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

68:10

Attempt saved. Zavon Hines (Dagenham and Redbridge) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

66:42

Hand ball by Lee Mansell (Torquay United).

65:48

Corner, Dagenham and Redbridge. Conceded by Dale Tonge.

65:36

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

65:06

Attempt blocked. Abu Ogogo (Dagenham and Redbridge) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

64:24

Rhys Murphy (Dagenham and Redbridge) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the right side of the box.

60:50

Foul by Abu Ogogo (Dagenham and Redbridge).

60:50

John Marquis (Torquay United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

59:27

Attempt saved. Chris Dickson (Dagenham and Redbridge) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

58:04 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Dagenham and Redbridge. Chris Dickson replaces Lawson D'Ath.

55:39

Attempt missed. Billy Bodin (Torquay United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

54:19

Attempt missed. Lawson D'Ath (Dagenham and Redbridge) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

52:46

Corner, Torquay United. Conceded by Femi Ilesanmi.

50:37

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

50:37

Foul by John Marquis (Torquay United).

49:29 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Dagenham and Redbridge 0, Torquay United 1. Aaron Downes (Torquay United) header from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Jak McCourt following a corner.

49:07

Corner, Torquay United. Conceded by Brian Saah.

48:53

Attempt blocked. Billy Bodin (Torquay United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

48:00

Corner, Dagenham and Redbridge. Conceded by Aaron Downes.

45:00

Second Half begins Dagenham and Redbridge 0, Torquay United 0.

45:00 +1:05 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Dagenham and Redbridge 0, Torquay United 0.

44:10

Foul by Medy Elito (Dagenham and Redbridge).

44:10

Dale Tonge (Torquay United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

42:41

Corner, Dagenham and Redbridge. Conceded by Dale Tonge.

41:20

Foul by Brian Saah (Dagenham and Redbridge).

41:20

John Marquis (Torquay United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

40:24

Foul by Zavon Hines (Dagenham and Redbridge).

40:24

Thomas Cruise (Torquay United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

38:15

Corner, Torquay United. Conceded by Chris Lewington.

37:59

Attempt saved. John Marquis (Torquay United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

35:28

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

35:28

Foul by Damien Mozika (Torquay United).

29:46

Foul by Zavon Hines (Dagenham and Redbridge).

29:46

John Marquis (Torquay United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

27:46

Attempt missed. Femi Ilesanmi (Dagenham and Redbridge) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left following a corner.

27:19

Corner, Dagenham and Redbridge. Conceded by Michael Poke.

26:55

Attempt saved. Zavon Hines (Dagenham and Redbridge) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

23:01

Corner, Torquay United. Conceded by Chris Lewington.

21:38

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

21:38

Foul by Dale Tonge (Torquay United).

20:35

Attempt saved. Medy Elito (Dagenham and Redbridge) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

18:24

Attempt blocked. Lawson D'Ath (Dagenham and Redbridge) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is blocked.

13:21

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

13:00

Lawson D'Ath (Dagenham and Redbridge) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

12:58

Foul by Dale Tonge (Torquay United).

12:47

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

12:47

Foul by John Marquis (Torquay United).

9:08

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

9:08

Foul by Dale Tonge (Torquay United).

7:38

Attempt missed. Brian Saah (Dagenham and Redbridge) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner following a corner.

7:06

Corner, Dagenham and Redbridge. Conceded by Thomas Cruise.

6:30

Attempt missed. Jordan Chapell (Torquay United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

4:41

Attempt missed. Damien Mozika (Torquay United) header from the centre of the box is too high following a corner.

4:28

Corner, Torquay United. Conceded by Brian Saah.

4:12

Attempt blocked. Billy Bodin (Torquay United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

3:11

Corner, Dagenham and Redbridge. Conceded by Michael Poke.

2:32

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

2:00

Medy Elito (Dagenham and Redbridge) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

1:51

Foul by John Marquis (Torquay United).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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