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Crawley Town 3-2 Dagenham & Redbridge

Rhys Murphy
Rhys Murphy scored a brace against his old club Crawley.

Rhys Murphy scored twice against his former side to give Crawley all three points against struggling Dagenham.

Matt Harold converted a Gwion Edwards cross before Murphy made it 2-0 at the break with his eighth of the season.

The Daggers, with just one win in their last 15, pulled one back when Christian Doidge converted Jamie Cureton's pass.

Murphy thumped home an effort from 20 yards with eight minutes to go before 40-year-old Cureton made it a tight final five minutes.

Crawley assistant boss Jimmy Dack told BBC Surrey:

"The first half performance was excellent and second half performance was not excellent.

"It's a little bit of a Jekyll & Hyde performance because we came in two-nil at half-time and that's when we've got to enjoy it a bit more.

"We have got a young side and young back four and hopefully they will learn.

"You've got to take your hat off to Dagenham in the second-half because they threw caution to the wind and ended up playing with four up front."

Dagenham & Redbridge manager Wayne Burnett told BBC Radio London:

"I didn't think there was a great deal in the game in first half, they were probably slightly better than us, they scored a bit of a fortuitious goal and then the second goal we're just not marking.

"It's a poor goal from our point of view. When you're conceding those goals you're going to lose games.

"The first goal we haven't stopped the cross, the second we haven't marked and the third we're too deep."

Line-ups

Crawley

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Flahavan
  • 14Young
  • 25YorwerthBooked at 90mins
  • 6Bradley
  • 24Hancox
  • 7Edwards
  • 8Smith
  • 10RooneySubstituted forJenkinsat 77'minutes
  • 20DeaconSubstituted forFenelonat 66'minutes
  • 18HarroldSubstituted forBarnardat 88'minutes
  • 39Murphy

Substitutes

  • 9Barnard
  • 12Preston
  • 15Fenelon
  • 16Ashton
  • 21Tomlin
  • 22Jenkins
  • 23Emmanuel

Dag & Red

Formation 4-4-2

  • 30Cousins
  • 2Passley
  • 6Dikamona
  • 5Nosworthy
  • 33WiddowsonBooked at 51mins
  • 15VassellSubstituted forDoidgeat 45'minutes
  • 26Dunne
  • 4LabadieBooked at 64mins
  • 17Jones
  • 32Hoyte
  • 7Cureton

Substitutes

  • 1O'Brien
  • 3Connors
  • 8Boucaud
  • 10Chambers
  • 12Doidge
  • 24Pask
  • 29Obileye
Referee:
Brendan Malone
Attendance:
1,543

Match Stats

Home TeamCrawleyAway TeamDag & Red
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home11
Away7
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home9
Away4
Fouls
Home14
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Crawley Town 3, Dagenham and Redbridge 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Crawley Town 3, Dagenham and Redbridge 2.

  3. Post update

    Josh Yorwerth (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Nyron Nosworthy (Dagenham and Redbridge).

  5. Post update

    Foul by Mitch Hancox (Crawley Town).

  6. Post update

    James Dunne (Dagenham and Redbridge) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  7. Booking

    Josh Yorwerth (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card.

  8. Post update

    Josh Yorwerth (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Christian Doidge (Dagenham and Redbridge).

  10. Post update

    Foul by Lee Barnard (Crawley Town).

  11. Post update

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

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Crawley Town. Lee Barnard replaces Matt Harrold.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Lewis Young (Crawley Town).

  14. Post update

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

  15. Goal!

    Goal! Crawley Town 3, Dagenham and Redbridge 2. Jamie Cureton (Dagenham and Redbridge) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Josh Passley with a cross.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jimmy Smith (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  17. Goal!

    Goal! Crawley Town 3, Dagenham and Redbridge 1. Rhys Murphy (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Dagenham and Redbridge. Conceded by Mitch Hancox.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Gwion Edwards (Crawley Town) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Crawley Town. Ross Jenkins replaces Luke Rooney because of an injury.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Northampton21134437261143
2Oxford Utd21118232171541
3Plymouth21124531181340
4Portsmouth21910237181937
5Accrington19105434221235
6Carlisle219753937234
7Mansfield2196629191033
8Bristol Rovers2110382924533
9Leyton Orient218853328532
10Wycombe198652419530
11Exeter208662827130
12Cambridge218583232029
13Wimbledon217772728-128
14Notts County208483133-228
15Crawley218492834-628
16Morecambe208393737027
17Luton217593532326
18Stevenage216782937-825
19Barnet2164112837-922
20Hartlepool2062121933-1420
21Newport2147102433-919
22Dag & Red2127122137-1613
23Yeovil2126132136-1512
24York2126132344-2112
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