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Southend United 0-1 Dagenham & Redbridge

Rhys Murphy's seventh goal of the season fired Dagenham & Redbridge to victory against 10-man Southend United.

Defender Mark Phillips was sent off for a reckless challenge on Murphy before he gave them the lead.

The former Arsenal trainee sent a neat, chipped finish over the head of the advancing Shrimpers keeper Daniel Bentley in the 31st minute.

The closest the hosts came to scoring was a powerful 20-yard shot from substitute Freddy Eastwood.

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Southend United manager Phil Brown told BBC Essex:

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Post-match: Southend boss Brown

"The referee, the guy in the middle, is getting backed into the corner by the assistants.

"Gone are days where they are just there to do throw-in's and offsides, now they are getting really involved in a lot of the key issues.

"I thought the referee was closer to the incident [Mark Phillips's red card], if he didn't believe it was a sending-off, why did he send him off?

"The linesman has backed him into a corner and he's issued a red card. All my players tell me he was about to give Mark Phillips a yellow card."

Line-ups

Southend

  • 17Bentley
  • 2WhiteBooked at 18mins
  • 3Coker
  • 18LeonardBooked at 72mins
  • 5PhillipsBooked at 27mins
  • 15Kiernan
  • 12Atkinson
  • 16C CliffordSubstituted forStrakerat 72'minutes
  • 10CorrSubstituted forPayneat 77'minutes
  • 14HurstSubstituted forEastwoodat 67'minutes
  • 33Woodrow

Substitutes

  • 1Smith
  • 6Prosser
  • 7Eastwood
  • 8Timlin
  • 11Straker
  • 20Njie
  • 21Payne

Dag & Red

  • 1Lewington
  • 4Doe
  • 26Connors
  • 17Howell
  • 2WilkinsonSubstituted forSaundersat 58'minutes
  • 5Saah
  • 8OgogoBooked at 83mins
  • 6Bingham
  • 41Hines
  • 9MurphySubstituted forObafemiat 88'minutes
  • 7ElitoSubstituted forDicksonat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Ilesanmi
  • 10Scott
  • 11Obafemi
  • 14Dickson
  • 15Saunders
  • 20Shields
  • 30Seabright
Referee:
James Linington
Attendance:
4,523

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthendAway TeamDag & Red
Possession
Home42%
Away58%
Shots
Home7
Away10
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home8
Away3
Fouls
Home17
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Southend United 0, Dagenham and Redbridge 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Southend United 0, Dagenham and Redbridge 1.

Attempt missed. Will Atkinson (Southend United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

Foul by Afolabi Obafemi (Dagenham and Redbridge).

Ben Coker (Southend United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Afolabi Obafemi (Dagenham and Redbridge).

Will Atkinson (Southend United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Hand ball by Cauley Woodrow (Southend United).

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

Foul by Anthony Straker (Southend United).

Substitution

Substitution, Dagenham and Redbridge. Afolabi Obafemi replaces Rhys Murphy.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Scott Doe.

Attempt missed. Will Atkinson (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Abu Ogogo.

Booking

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

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Scott Doe.

Substitution

Substitution, Dagenham and Redbridge. Chris Dickson replaces Medy Elito.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Jack Payne replaces Barry Corr.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Chris Lewington.

Attempt saved. Freddy Eastwood (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Medy Elito (Dagenham and Redbridge) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.

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

Corner, Dagenham and Redbridge. Conceded by Ryan Leonard.

Booking

Ryan Leonard (Southend United) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Ryan Leonard (Southend United).

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Anthony Straker replaces Conor Clifford.

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

Foul by Freddy Eastwood (Southend United).

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Scott Doe.

Attempt saved. Cauley Woodrow (Southend United) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Freddy Eastwood replaces Kevan Hurst.

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

Foul by Will Atkinson (Southend United).

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

Foul by Barry Corr (Southend United).

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

Foul by Ryan Leonard (Southend United).

Foul by Medy Elito (Dagenham and Redbridge).

Ryan Leonard (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Rochdale138232114726
2Chesterfield137332013724
3Exeter137331813524
4Oxford Utd136522112923
5Fleetwood137152015522
6Morecambe136432018222
7Mansfield135621511421
8Burton136341917221
9Newport135531814420
10Wycombe126241814420
11Southend136251411320
12Scunthorpe125521412220
13Dag & Red135531817120
14Hartlepool135351715218
15Wimbledon135351516-118
16Portsmouth124441919016
17Cheltenham134361824-615
18York123361519-412
19Plymouth13337815-712
20Bury132471316-310
21Bristol Rovers132471118-710
22Torquay132471323-1010
23Northampton132381220-89
24Accrington13148920-117
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