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Northampton Town 1-2 Dagenham & Redbridge

Two goals from Matt McClure secured Dagenham & Redbridge a first league win of the season as they came from behind to win at Northampton Town.

The Cobblers took the lead on 23 minutes when Marc Richards headed home Nicky Adams' enticing cross.

McClure levelled five minutes later when he headed in Ashley Hemmings' cross at the back post.

A mix-up between Rod McDonald and keeper Adam Smith allowed McClure to tap into an empty net before half-time.

Smith almost single-handedly kept the home side in the game after the break as he denied Christian Doidge and Hemmings.

Dagenham's first win over Northampton in 11 attempts lifted them out of the League Two relegation zone.

Dagenham & Redbridge manager Wayne Burnett told BBC London 94.9:

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Burnett on Northampton v Dagenham

"It's the first time we've beat Northampton as a club and the first time I have beaten Chris Wilder. I am pleased I have managed to beat him at last.

"It [the win] has been a long time coming. We should have won at Wycombe away and we should have probably beaten Stevenage.

"We had a number of chances to put the game to bed but we just couldn't find it and the longer the game goes on the more opportunities the home team are going to have.

"They put us under pressure certainly towards the end but we were resilient."

Line-ups

Northampton

  • 1Smith
  • 12LelanBooked at 41minsSubstituted forCalvert-Lewinat 74'minutes
  • 6CresswellBooked at 80mins
  • 18McDonald
  • 16Buchanan
  • 10Adams
  • 19WatsonBooked at 11mins
  • 15PotterSubstituted forHackettat 31'minutes
  • 8Byrom
  • 7D'AthSubstituted forHoskinsat 52'minutes
  • 9Richards

Substitutes

  • 4Taylor
  • 14Hoskins
  • 17Corry
  • 20Calvert-Lewin
  • 21O'Toole
  • 22Hackett
  • 26Clarke

Dag & Red

  • 1O'Brien
  • 2PassleyBooked at 65mins
  • 5Nosworthy
  • 29ObileyeBooked at 77mins
  • 33Widdowson
  • 10ChambersSubstituted forHinesat 71'minutes
  • 14Richards
  • 25FerdinandBooked at 59mins
  • 23Hemmings
  • 9McClureSubstituted forDikamonaat 90+1'minutes
  • 12Doidge

Substitutes

  • 6Dikamona
  • 7Cureton
  • 11Hines
  • 17Jones
  • 18Raymond
  • 30Cousins
Referee:
Charles Breakspear
Attendance:
4,032

Match Stats

Home TeamNorthamptonAway TeamDag & Red
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home7
Away8
Shots on Target
Home2
Away5
Corners
Home9
Away3
Fouls
Home12
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Northampton Town 1, Dagenham and Redbridge 2.

Full Time

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

Attempt missed. Christian Doidge (Dagenham and Redbridge) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.

Foul by Chris Hackett (Northampton Town).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Dagenham and Redbridge. Clévid Dikamona replaces Matt McClure.

Foul by Ryan Watson (Northampton Town).

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

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Zavon Hines.

Ryan Watson (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Ashley Hemmings (Dagenham and Redbridge).

Booking

Ryan Cresswell (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Ryan Cresswell (Northampton Town).

Sam Hoskins (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Matt Richards (Dagenham and Redbridge).

Booking

Ayo Obileye (Dagenham and Redbridge) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Sam Hoskins (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ayo Obileye (Dagenham and Redbridge).

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Dominic Calvert-Lewin replaces Josh Lelan.

Attempt missed. Ryan Cresswell (Northampton Town) header from the right side of the six yard box is too high.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Zavon Hines.

Attempt blocked. Ryan Cresswell (Northampton Town) header from the right side of the six yard box is blocked.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Ayo Obileye.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Joe Widdowson.

Substitution

Substitution, Dagenham and Redbridge. Zavon Hines replaces Ashley Chambers.

Ryan Watson (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Matt McClure (Dagenham and Redbridge).

Rod McDonald (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Josh Passley (Dagenham and Redbridge).

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Nyron Nosworthy.

Booking

Josh Passley (Dagenham and Redbridge) is shown the yellow card.

David Buchanan (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Josh Passley (Dagenham and Redbridge).

Corner, Dagenham and Redbridge. Conceded by Adam Smith.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Ayo Obileye.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Liam O'Brien.

Attempt saved. Sam Hoskins (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Booking

Kane Ferdinand (Dagenham and Redbridge) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Nicky Adams (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leyton Orient6501137615
2Wycombe642092714
3Plymouth6402115612
4Portsmouth6330105512
5Morecambe6312129310
6Exeter6312108210
7Oxford Utd52309549
8Mansfield62317529
9Bristol Rovers53025419
10Hartlepool63038809
11Carlisle62311314-19
12Cambridge62221011-18
13Wimbledon622278-18
14Stevenage622279-28
15Accrington61414407
16Northampton621367-17
17York621367-17
18Crawley51315326
19Luton6123910-15
20Dag & Red6123611-55
21Barnet6114510-54
22Notts County5113510-54
23Yeovil6105713-63
24Newport6015413-91
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