Wycombe took advantage of Dagenham defender Scott Doe's first-half sending off to ease their relegation fears.

Doe was shown a red card for violent conduct after clashing with Steven Craig following the Wycombe forward's challenge on keeper Chris Lewington.

Craig opened the scoring from the spot early in the second half after Stuart Lewis was fouled by Brian Saah.

Max Kretzschmar doubled the lead with a fine strike 10 minutes later to end Dagenham's eight-game unbeaten run.

Kretzschmar hit a thunderous strike from the edge of the box following a neat lay-off from striker Matt McClure.

Wycombe remain three points above the bottom two while Dagenham are now six points off the play-off places.

Wycombe manager Gareth Ainsworth told BBC Three Counties Radio:

Post-match: Wycombe boss Ainsworth

"This is another bunfight, and it's a crazy league. It's become a big three points today and nothing less than we deserve.

"Maybe the tide is just turning slightly in our favour, and what a great time to turn. We need this.

"The spirit we have at Wycombe is fantastic. They're not going to lay down and take it our boys. They're up for the fight."

[On Doe's red card]: "If you raise your hands to the someone's face it is a red card, so the referee's probably got the sending off right."

Dagenham & Redbridge manager Wayne Burnett told BBC London 94.9:

Post-match: Daggers boss Burnett

"I haven't got a problem with the sending off. Scott's raised his hands, put his hands near his face and I can't do anything about that.

"It wasn't a penalty and for the second goal we didn't close down quick enough. We shuffled the pack a little bit today but the sending off changed the game.

"We won't let up now and if anyone does they can go on their holidays now.

"They have got a job to do and I expect 100 percent work rate all the time. We will go right to the very end."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (6)

Wycombe Wanderers

  • 01 Ingram
  • 23 Arnold
  • 11 Wood
  • 04 Scowen
  • 19 Pierre
  • 33 Rowe
  • 22 Kretzschmar
  • 08 Lewis
  • 20 Craig Booked (Pittman - 81' )
  • 29 McClure (Styche - 85' )
  • 10 Bloomfield (McCoy - 34' )

Substitutes

  • 02 McCoy
  • 07 Morgan
  • 13 Horlock
  • 16 Pittman
  • 18 Kuffour
  • 27 Styche
  • 28 Togwell

Dagenham & Redbridge

  • 01 Lewington
  • 18 Hoyte
  • 26 Connors (Dickson - 81' )
  • 08 Ogogo
  • 05 Saah
  • 04 Doe Dismissed
  • 15 Saunders (Gayle - 43' )
  • 17 Howell
  • 33 Norris
  • 06 Bingham (Azeez - 54' )
  • 07 Elito

Substitutes

  • 11 Obafemi
  • 12 D'Ath
  • 14 Dickson
  • 20 Shields
  • 22 Gayle
  • 27 Azeez
  • 30 Seabright
Ref: Geoff Eltringham
Att: 3,103

Match Stats

Shots

10 3

On target

7 1

Corners

13 2

Fouls

16 11

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Wycombe Wanderers 2, Dagenham and Redbridge 0.

90:00 +4:03 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Wycombe Wanderers 2, Dagenham and Redbridge 0.

90:00 +1:18

Attempt missed. Stuart Lewis (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

88:32

Foul by Sam Wood (Wycombe Wanderers).

88:32

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

87:40

Foul by Stuart Lewis (Wycombe Wanderers).

87:40

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

87:26

Foul by Reece Styche (Wycombe Wanderers).

87:26

Luke Howell (Dagenham and Redbridge) wins a free kick on the right wing.

85:31

Foul by Jon-Paul Pittman (Wycombe Wanderers).

85:31

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

85:03

Attempt saved. Max Kretzschmar (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

84:49 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Reece Styche replaces Matt McClure.

84:11

Josh Scowen (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

84:11

Foul by Ian Gayle (Dagenham and Redbridge).

83:23

Marvin McCoy (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

83:23

Foul by Chris Dickson (Dagenham and Redbridge).

82:22

Attempt saved. Nick Arnold (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

80:41

Foul by Josh Scowen (Wycombe Wanderers).

80:41

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

80:11 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Dagenham and Redbridge. Chris Dickson replaces Jack Connors.

80:01 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Jon-Paul Pittman replaces Steven Craig.

73:34

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Gavin Hoyte.

72:52

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

72:10

Hand ball by Stuart Lewis (Wycombe Wanderers).

71:44

Foul by Josh Scowen (Wycombe Wanderers).

71:44

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

68:37

Stuart Lewis (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

68:37

Foul by Abu Ogogo (Dagenham and Redbridge).

64:10

Foul by Josh Scowen (Wycombe Wanderers).

64:10

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

63:11

Marvin McCoy (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

63:11

Foul by Adebayo Azeez (Dagenham and Redbridge).

62:35

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

62:34

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

62:15

Delay in match Steven Craig (Wycombe Wanderers) because of an injury.

61:13

Attempt saved. Nick Arnold (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

58:24

Matt McClure (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

58:24

Foul by Abu Ogogo (Dagenham and Redbridge).

57:21 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Wycombe Wanderers 2, Dagenham and Redbridge 0. Max Kretzschmar (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Matt McClure.

56:23

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Gavin Hoyte.

55:50

Stuart Lewis (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

55:50

Foul by Ian Gayle (Dagenham and Redbridge).

55:16

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Gavin Hoyte.

53:22 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Dagenham and Redbridge. Adebayo Azeez replaces Billy Bingham.

53:09

Matt McClure (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

53:09

Foul by Luke Howell (Dagenham and Redbridge).

51:12

Attempt missed. Max Kretzschmar (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

50:39

Stuart Lewis (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

50:39

Foul by Gavin Hoyte (Dagenham and Redbridge).

49:26

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Luke Norris.

48:46

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Ian Gayle.

47:50

Max Kretzschmar (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

47:50

Foul by Abu Ogogo (Dagenham and Redbridge).

46:30 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Wycombe Wanderers 1, Dagenham and Redbridge 0. Steven Craig (Wycombe Wanderers) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

46:11

Penalty Wycombe Wanderers. Stuart Lewis draws a foul in the penalty area.

46:11

Penalty conceded by Brian Saah (Dagenham and Redbridge) after a foul in the penalty area.

45:00

Second Half begins Wycombe Wanderers 0, Dagenham and Redbridge 0.

45:00 +3:06 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Wycombe Wanderers 0, Dagenham and Redbridge 0.

45:00 +2:44

Foul by Nick Arnold (Wycombe Wanderers).

45:00 +2:44

Abu Ogogo (Dagenham and Redbridge) wins a free kick on the right wing.

45:00 +0:48

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Jack Connors.

42:54 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Dagenham and Redbridge. Ian Gayle replaces Matthew Saunders.

42:17

Foul by Aaron Pierre (Wycombe Wanderers).

42:17

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

42:07

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Chris Lewington.

41:56

Attempt saved. Steven Craig (Wycombe Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

41:33 Dismissal

Dismissal Scott Doe (Dagenham and Redbridge) is shown the red card for fighting.

41:16

Foul by Steven Craig (Wycombe Wanderers).

41:16

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

39:52 Booking

Booking Steven Craig (Wycombe Wanderers) is shown the yellow card.

38:16

Foul by Matt McClure (Wycombe Wanderers).

38:16

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

37:49

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Gavin Hoyte.

35:48

Foul by Steven Craig (Wycombe Wanderers).

35:48

Gavin Hoyte (Dagenham and Redbridge) wins a free kick on the left wing.

33:57 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Marvin McCoy replaces Matt Bloomfield because of an injury.

31:01

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Chris Lewington.

30:51

Attempt saved. Matt Bloomfield (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top right corner.

30:19

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Scott Doe.

29:07

Foul by Matt McClure (Wycombe Wanderers).

29:07

Brian Saah (Dagenham and Redbridge) wins a free kick on the right wing.

25:47

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Gavin Hoyte.

24:42

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Brian Saah.

23:35

Foul by Matt McClure (Wycombe Wanderers).

23:35

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

21:57

Attempt saved. Luke Norris (Dagenham and Redbridge) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

13:36

Corner, Dagenham and Redbridge. Conceded by Daniel Rowe.

12:10

Corner, Dagenham and Redbridge. Conceded by Matt McClure.

11:34

Foul by Stuart Lewis (Wycombe Wanderers).

11:34

Billy Bingham (Dagenham and Redbridge) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

11:03

Attempt missed. Aaron Pierre (Wycombe Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is too high following a corner.

10:36

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Medy Elito.

5:51

Attempt missed. Luke Norris (Dagenham and Redbridge) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

3:23

Foul by Billy Bingham (Dagenham and Redbridge).

3:23

Daniel Rowe (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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