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Northampton Town 2-2 Dagenham & Redbridge

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:

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Post-match: Northampton boss Boothroyd

"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."

Line-ups

Northampton

  • 1Duke
  • 2Amankwaah
  • 6CollinsBooked at 86mins
  • 17DeeganSubstituted forDemontagnacat 72'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 27Kouo-Doumbe
  • 18ReidBooked at 65mins
  • 4Carter
  • 8Morris
  • 33NorrisSubstituted forToneyat 86'minutes
  • 11Hackett
  • 29DallasBooked at 54mins

Substitutes

  • 7Demontagnac
  • 12Tozer
  • 19Emerton
  • 21McNamara
  • 24Toney
  • 26Harriott

Dag & Red

  • 1Lewington
  • 4Doe
  • 3Ilesanmi
  • 17HowellBooked at 63mins
  • 2Wilkinson
  • 5Saah
  • 8Ogogo
  • 7ElitoSubstituted forObafemiat 89'minutes
  • 14DicksonSubstituted forBinghamat 75'minutes
  • 9Murphy
  • 41Hines

Substitutes

  • 6Bingham
  • 10Scott
  • 11Obafemi
  • 15Saunders
  • 16Dennis
  • 26Connors
  • 30Seabright
Referee:
Tony Harrington
Attendance:
4,046

Match Stats

Home TeamNorthamptonAway TeamDag & Red
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home19
Away9
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home16
Away11

Live Text

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

Full Time

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

Booking

Ishmel Demontagnac (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Ishmel Demontagnac (Northampton Town).
Abu Ogogo (Dagenham and Redbridge) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Lee Collins (Northampton Town).
Zavon Hines (Dagenham and Redbridge) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Dagenham and Redbridge. Afolabi Obafemi replaces Medy Elito.
Corner, Dagenham and Redbridge. Conceded by Lee Collins.
Attempt blocked. Medy Elito (Dagenham and Redbridge) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Ivan Toney replaces Luke Norris.

Booking

Lee Collins (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Lee Collins (Northampton Town).
Zavon Hines (Dagenham and Redbridge) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Ian Morris (Northampton Town).
Luke Howell (Dagenham and Redbridge) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt missed. Chris Hackett (Northampton Town) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.
Kevin Amankwaah (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Medy Elito (Dagenham and Redbridge).
Attempt missed. Stuart Dallas (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

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

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Ishmel Demontagnac replaces Gary Deegan.
Attempt missed. Darren Carter (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.
Luke Norris (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Brian Saah (Dagenham and Redbridge).
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.

Booking

Paul Reid (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Paul Reid (Northampton Town).
Rhys Murphy (Dagenham and Redbridge) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Lee Collins (Northampton Town).
Zavon Hines (Dagenham and Redbridge) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Booking

Luke Howell (Dagenham and Redbridge) is shown the yellow card.
Luke Norris (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Luke Howell (Dagenham and Redbridge).

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.
Lee Collins (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Chris Dickson (Dagenham and Redbridge).
Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Scott Doe.
Attempt blocked. Kevin Amankwaah (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Chris Dickson.
Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Chris Lewington.
Attempt saved. Gary Deegan (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Attempt missed. Stuart Dallas (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Attempt missed. Chris Dickson (Dagenham and Redbridge) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Booking

Stuart Dallas (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Stuart Dallas (Northampton Town).
Zavon Hines (Dagenham and Redbridge) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Ian Morris (Northampton Town).
Zavon Hines (Dagenham and Redbridge) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Stuart Dallas (Northampton Town).
Zavon Hines (Dagenham and Redbridge) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Paul Reid (Northampton Town).
Rhys Murphy (Dagenham and Redbridge) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt blocked. Chris Dickson (Dagenham and Redbridge) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
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.

Second Half

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

Half Time

First Half ends, Northampton Town 1, Dagenham and Redbridge 2.
Ian Morris (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Rhys Murphy (Dagenham and Redbridge).
Foul by Lee Collins (Northampton Town).
goal

As It Stood

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2Rochdale12723623
3Exeter12723523
4Oxford Utd12642922
5Fleetwood12714622
6Morecambe12642522
7Wycombe12624420
8Mansfield12552420
9Southend12624420
10Newport12543419
11Wimbledon12534118
12Burton12534018
13Scunthorpe11452117
14Dag & Red12453017
15Portsmouth12444016
16Hartlepool12435015
17Cheltenham12336-912
18York11326-411
19Plymouth12327-711
20Bristol Rovers12246-610
21Torquay12246-810
22Bury12237-39
23Northampton12237-79
24Accrington12048-124
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