Teenager Ivan Toney scored his first ever senior goals to defeat Dagenham and pull Northampton Town out of the League Two relegation zone for the first time since September.

The 18-year-old headed in a cross from Ian Morris, who then scored one himself with a spectacular long-range effort.

Toney, making his second league start, then netted a stunning overhead kick with his back to goal.

Daggers had a Luke Norris header saved, but the Cobblers edged towards safety.

Visiting keeper Matt Duke also had to save from Medy Elito and at the other end Chris Hackett's free-kick was kept out by Jordan Seabright.

With Wycombe losing to fellow relegation rivals Bristol Rovers, Northampton boss Chris Wilder can now preserve his side's Football League status with a point from next week's visit of Oxford United, the club he opted to quit in January.

Northampton Town manager Chris Wilder told BBC Radio Northampton:

Post-match: Northampton boss Wilder

"We couldn't have asked for anything more. They were three quality goals and we've had fantastic support.

"Ivan Toney gave us a spark last week and he deserved to play, regardless of his age. Both he and John Marquis set us off on the front foot.

"We had to pick the right side and the right tactics today, and we've got the result. Now we have to do the same again next week."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (6)

Dagenham & Redbridge

  • 30 Seabright
  • 18 Hoyte
  • 03 Ilesanmi (D'Ath - 68' )
  • 08 Ogogo Booked
  • 05 Saah
  • 04 Doe
  • 17 Howell
  • 26 Connors
  • 33 Norris (Turgott - 90' )
  • 11 Obafemi (Shields - 45' )
  • 07 Elito

Substitutes

  • 01 Lewington
  • 06 Bingham
  • 12 D'Ath
  • 15 Saunders
  • 20 Shields
  • 22 Gayle
  • 25 Turgott

Northampton Town

  • 01 Duke
  • 11 Hackett Booked (Langmead - 91' )
  • 25 Horwood
  • 29 Robertson
  • 23 Diamond
  • 12 Tozer
  • 34 Ravenhill Booked
  • 08 Morris
  • 24 Toney (McSweeney - 80' )
  • 09 Marquis (Sinclair - 73' )
  • 04 Carter

Substitutes

  • 02 McSweeney
  • 05 Langmead
  • 07 Sinclair
  • 13 Snedker
  • 17 Deegan
  • 18 Connell
  • 27 Kouo-Doumbe
Ref: Scott Mathieson
Att: 2,668

Match Stats

Shots

7 7

On target

2 5

Corners

2 4

Fouls

14 14

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Dagenham and Redbridge 0, Northampton Town 3.

90:00 +4:27 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Dagenham and Redbridge 0, Northampton Town 3.

90:00 +4:03

Foul by Brian Saah (Dagenham and Redbridge).

90:00 +4:03

Emile Sinclair (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +2:07

Foul by Lawson D'Ath (Dagenham and Redbridge).

90:00 +2:07

Darren Carter (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +0:03 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Northampton Town. Kelvin Langmead replaces Chris Hackett.

89:26 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Dagenham and Redbridge. Blair Turgott replaces Luke Norris because of an injury.

87:42

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

82:15

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

82:15

Foul by Emile Sinclair (Northampton Town).

79:40 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Northampton Town. Leon McSweeney replaces Ivan Toney because of an injury.

74:47 Booking

Booking Richard Ravenhill (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card.

74:41

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

74:41

Foul by Richard Ravenhill (Northampton Town).

73:31

Attempt missed. Luke Howell (Dagenham and Redbridge) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

72:46 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Northampton Town. Emile Sinclair replaces John Marquis.

72:31

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

72:31

Foul by Darren Carter (Northampton Town).

71:48 Booking

Booking Abu Ogogo (Dagenham and Redbridge) is shown the yellow card.

71:39

Foul by Abu Ogogo (Dagenham and Redbridge).

71:39

Zander Diamond (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

70:57

Attempt blocked. John Marquis (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

69:07

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

69:07

Foul by Zander Diamond (Northampton Town).

67:35 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Dagenham and Redbridge. Lawson D'Ath replaces Femi Ilesanmi.

67:09

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Jordan Seabright.

66:49

Attempt saved. Chris Hackett (Northampton Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

66:00

John Marquis (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

65:56

Foul by Luke Howell (Dagenham and Redbridge).

62:27

Foul by Abu Ogogo (Dagenham and Redbridge).

62:27

Zander Diamond (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

61:44

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

61:44

Foul by John Marquis (Northampton Town).

60:06

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Gavin Hoyte.

59:19

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

59:19

Foul by Richard Ravenhill (Northampton Town).

58:13

Attempt missed. Luke Howell (Dagenham and Redbridge) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

57:00

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

56:56

Foul by Darren Carter (Northampton Town).

51:07

Foul by Brian Saah (Dagenham and Redbridge).

51:07

John Marquis (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

50:29

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

50:29

Foul by Ivan Toney (Northampton Town).

49:23

Foul by Luke Norris (Dagenham and Redbridge).

49:23

Zander Diamond (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

48:27

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

45:00

Second Half begins Dagenham and Redbridge 0, Northampton Town 3.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Dagenham and Redbridge. Sean Shields replaces Afolabi Obafemi.

45:00 +2:16 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Dagenham and Redbridge 0, Northampton Town 3.

45:00 +1:07

Foul by Luke Norris (Dagenham and Redbridge).

45:00 +1:07

Ben Tozer (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

44:56

Attempt missed. Ivan Toney (Northampton Town) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

43:04

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

43:04

Foul by Richard Ravenhill (Northampton Town).

40:52

Attempt missed. Afolabi Obafemi (Dagenham and Redbridge) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

39:25 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Dagenham and Redbridge 0, Northampton Town 3. Ivan Toney (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

38:42

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Abu Ogogo.

37:52

Foul by Scott Doe (Dagenham and Redbridge).

37:52

Richard Ravenhill (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

36:39

Foul by Abu Ogogo (Dagenham and Redbridge).

36:39

Darren Carter (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

33:19

Corner, Dagenham and Redbridge. Conceded by Matt Duke.

33:05

Attempt saved. Luke Norris (Dagenham and Redbridge) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

28:42

Corner, Dagenham and Redbridge. Conceded by Evan Horwood.

27:50

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

27:50

Foul by Richard Ravenhill (Northampton Town).

23:13

Hand ball by Abu Ogogo (Dagenham and Redbridge).

22:16

Foul by Luke Norris (Dagenham and Redbridge).

22:16

Zander Diamond (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

20:42

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

20:42

Foul by Darren Carter (Northampton Town).

19:11

Attempt missed. Afolabi Obafemi (Dagenham and Redbridge) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

15:31 Booking

Booking Chris Hackett (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card.

15:21

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

15:21

Foul by Chris Hackett (Northampton Town).

12:19

Foul by John Marquis (Northampton Town).

12:19

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

11:59

Attempt saved. John Marquis (Northampton Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the centre of the goal.

11:03 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Dagenham and Redbridge 0, Northampton Town 2. Ian Morris (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner.

10:03

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Afolabi Obafemi.

9:03

Foul by Luke Norris (Dagenham and Redbridge).

9:03

Zander Diamond (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

7:55

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

7:55

Foul by Darren Carter (Northampton Town).

7:06 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Dagenham and Redbridge 0, Northampton Town 1. Ivan Toney (Northampton Town) header from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ian Morris with a cross.

3:36

Foul by Scott Doe (Dagenham and Redbridge).

3:36

Richard Ravenhill (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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