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Dag & Red1Portsmouth4

Dagenham & Redbridge 1-4 Portsmouth

Pompey's Jed Wallace

Michael Drennan scored twice as Portsmouth defeated Dagenham to win their third consecutive match and edge five points clear of the drop zone.

Pompey took an early lead as Danny Hollands fired home before Drennan headed into an empty net following Jed Wallace's audacious chip.

Abu Ogogo's header halved the deficit but just before the hour mark Drennan smashed in a 25-yard half-volley.

Wallace latched on to Luke Wilkinson's short back pass to round off the game.

It was a blow for Dagenham's slim play-off hopes and they now sit eight points behind seventh-placed Oxford with four matches remaining.

Andy Awford

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Andy Awford: Portsmouth caretaker boss on Dagenham and Redbridge win

Portsmouth caretaker manager Andy Awford:

"That's the best we've played by a street....I asked them after the Newport game to maintain the levels, and could they nudge it higher.

"We did that against Hartlepool and I challenged them again to do the same. The standard now has gone even higher. They keep raising the bar for me.

"They've been absolutely superb today, each and every one of them. Not just the 11 and the three we've put on, but every single body in the group. They've been an absolute pleasure to work with.

"It's a great result but we're not quite there yet. It's another big step towards safety."

Line-ups

Dag & Red

  • 1Lewington
  • 18Hoyte
  • 26Connors
  • 17HowellSubstituted forObafemiat 80'minutes
  • 2Wilkinson
  • 5Saah
  • 8Ogogo
  • 7Elito
  • 14Dickson
  • 20ShieldsSubstituted forAzeezat 62'minutes
  • 33NorrisSubstituted forD'Athat 19'minutesBooked at 77mins

Substitutes

  • 6Bingham
  • 11Obafemi
  • 12D'Ath
  • 15Saunders
  • 22Gayle
  • 27Azeez
  • 30Seabright

Portsmouth

  • 40Carson
  • 3N'Gala
  • 36Whatmough
  • 16FerrySubstituted forMcCabeat 38'minutes
  • 15Alfei
  • 17Shorey
  • 11HolmesSubstituted forAgyemangat 85'minutes
  • 29Hollands
  • 28DrennanSubstituted forErtlat 73'minutes
  • 20Taylor
  • 35Wallace

Substitutes

  • 1Smith
  • 5Devera
  • 6Bradley
  • 13Ertl
  • 23Agyemang
  • 31Racon
  • 33McCabe
Referee:
Steve Martin
Attendance:
3,115

Match Stats

Home TeamDag & RedAway TeamPortsmouth
Possession
Home42%
Away58%
Shots
Home8
Away19
Shots on Target
Home3
Away9
Corners
Home2
Away13
Fouls
Home7
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Dagenham and Redbridge 1, Portsmouth 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Dagenham and Redbridge 1, Portsmouth 4.

Patrick Agyemang (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Luke Wilkinson (Dagenham and Redbridge).

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

Foul by Gavin Hoyte (Dagenham and Redbridge).

Patrick Agyemang (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Rhys McCabe (Portsmouth).

Attempt missed. Abu Ogogo (Dagenham and Redbridge) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Goal!

Goal! Dagenham and Redbridge 1, Portsmouth 4. Jed Wallace (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Rhys McCabe.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Patrick Agyemang replaces Ricky Holmes.

Substitution

Substitution, Dagenham and Redbridge. Afolabi Obafemi replaces Luke Howell because of an injury.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Brian Saah.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Gavin Hoyte.

Booking

Lawson D'Ath (Dagenham and Redbridge) is shown the yellow card.

Ricky Holmes (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the right wing.

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

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Jack Connors.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Johannes Ertl replaces Michael Drennan because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Danny Hollands (Portsmouth) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

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

Corner, Dagenham and Redbridge. Conceded by Nicky Shorey.

Substitution

Substitution, Dagenham and Redbridge. Adebayo Azeez replaces Sean Shields.

Attempt saved. Ryan Taylor (Portsmouth) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Dagenham and Redbridge 1, Portsmouth 3. Michael Drennan (Portsmouth) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Rhys McCabe.

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

Foul by Nicky Shorey (Portsmouth).

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Luke Wilkinson.

Foul by Luke Howell (Dagenham and Redbridge).

Danny Hollands (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Foul by Jed Wallace (Portsmouth).

Attempt saved. Jed Wallace (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Brian Saah.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Luke Wilkinson.

Second Half

Second Half begins Dagenham and Redbridge 1, Portsmouth 2.

Half Time

First Half ends, Dagenham and Redbridge 1, Portsmouth 2.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Chris Lewington.

Attempt saved. Ryan Taylor (Portsmouth) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom left corner.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Scunthorpe42191942576
2Rochdale42229112275
3Chesterfield42201482774
4Fleetwood42209131369
5Burton42181410568
6Southend421614121262
7Oxford Utd42161412862
8York42151611861
9Plymouth42161016-258
10Mansfield42141414-656
11Bury42121812554
12Dag & Red42131514-454
13Newport42131415-353
14Wimbledon42131316-552
15Cheltenham42121614-852
16Portsmouth42121515-1251
17Accrington42121416-350
18Hartlepool42131019-249
19Morecambe42121317-1449
20Exeter42121218-648
21Bristol Rovers42111417-947
22Wycombe42111318-946
23Northampton42111318-1946
24Torquay4210923-2339
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