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Hartlepool United 3-1 Dagenham & Redbridge

Hartlepool United boosted their League Two survival hopes with victory against fellow strugglers Dagenham & Redbridge at Victoria Park.

Pools recorded back-to-back wins for the first time since August 2015.

Billy Paynter put them ahead from the penalty spot early on, and Jake Carroll headed a second soon after from Nathan Thomas' free-kick.

Matthew Cash pulled one back from 30-yards but Pools' Jake Gray fired in from 20 yards out to seal the victory.

The home side are now seven points above the drop zone with three games in hand on their rivals, while the Daggers are bottom.

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Still on Hartlepool v Dagenham

Dagenham manager John Still told BBC Radio London: "We started slowly, but once we got that out of the way I thought in the first half we were the dominant team.

"It's about both boxes. We didn't defend our box well enough in the early part of the game and found ourselves 2-0 down.

"I was delighted with our response, we got the goal back and I thought finished the second half in the ascendancy."

Line-ups

Hartlepool

  • 1Carson
  • 2Magnay
  • 29JonesSubstituted forJacksonat 45'minutes
  • 6Bates
  • 3Carroll
  • 33James
  • 18Hawkins
  • 30GraySubstituted forBinghamat 82'minutes
  • 16FeatherstoneSubstituted forWalkerat 74'minutes
  • 7Thomas
  • 10Paynter

Substitutes

  • 8Walker
  • 9Bingham
  • 13Bartlett
  • 14Woods
  • 15Oates
  • 19Richards
  • 26Jackson

Dag & Red

  • 1O'Brien
  • 32Hoyte
  • 6Dikamona
  • 24Worrall
  • 33Widdowson
  • 2Passley
  • 8BoucaudSubstituted forCuretonat 67'minutes
  • 21Muldoon
  • 23HemmingsSubstituted forChambersat 60'minutes
  • 25Cash
  • 12DoidgeBooked at 41minsSubstituted forHawkinsat 56'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Cureton
  • 9McClure
  • 10Chambers
  • 15Hawkins
  • 17Jones
  • 28Shephard
  • 30Cousins
Referee:
Chris Sarginson
Attendance:
3,947

Match Stats

Home TeamHartlepoolAway TeamDag & Red
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home12
Away12
Shots on Target
Home7
Away6
Corners
Home4
Away5
Fouls
Home7
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Hartlepool United 3, Dagenham and Redbridge 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Hartlepool United 3, Dagenham and Redbridge 1.

Hand ball by Nathan Thomas (Hartlepool United).

Attempt saved. Oliver Hawkins (Dagenham and Redbridge) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Billy Paynter (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Luke James (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Oliver Hawkins (Dagenham and Redbridge) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Dagenham and Redbridge. Conceded by Adam Jackson.

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Rakish Bingham replaces Jake Gray because of an injury.

Attempt saved. Clévid Dikamona (Dagenham and Redbridge) header from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Adam Jackson (Hartlepool United).

Oliver Hawkins (Dagenham and Redbridge) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Brad Walker (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ashley Chambers (Dagenham and Redbridge).

Attempt missed. Jamie Cureton (Dagenham and Redbridge) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Foul by Nathan Thomas (Hartlepool United).

Joe Widdowson (Dagenham and Redbridge) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Brad Walker replaces Nicky Featherstone.

Attempt missed. Nathan Thomas (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

Hand ball by Joe Widdowson (Dagenham and Redbridge).

Foul by Matthew Cash (Dagenham and Redbridge).

Billy Paynter (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Billy Paynter (Hartlepool United) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Dagenham and Redbridge. Jamie Cureton replaces Andre Boucaud.

Justin Hoyte (Dagenham and Redbridge) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Nathan Thomas (Hartlepool United).

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Joe Worrall.

Attempt blocked. Nicky Featherstone (Hartlepool United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Oliver Hawkins (Dagenham and Redbridge).

Lewis Hawkins (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Joe Widdowson (Dagenham and Redbridge).

Luke James (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Clévid Dikamona.

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Clévid Dikamona.

Substitution

Substitution, Dagenham and Redbridge. Ashley Chambers replaces Ashley Hemmings.

Attempt missed. Oliver Hawkins (Dagenham and Redbridge) header from very close range is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Dagenham and Redbridge. Conceded by Trevor Carson.

Attempt saved. Josh Passley (Dagenham and Redbridge) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Joe Worrall.

Foul by Joe Worrall (Dagenham and Redbridge).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Northampton36247565353079
2Oxford Utd361811761352665
3Plymouth36198951321965
4Bristol Rovers361951252361662
5Accrington35179958431560
6Portsmouth361514757342359
7Leyton Orient361511105248456
8Wycombe35167123832655
9Wimbledon361411115345853
10Carlisle35131395452252
11Mansfield36149134642451
12Cambridge36149135048251
13Luton36148145049150
14Exeter361310134751-449
15Barnet36138154852-447
16Crawley36136174156-1545
17Morecambe36117185764-740
18Newport351010153949-1040
19Notts County35117174658-1240
20Yeovil36911163647-1138
21Stevenage36810184260-1834
22Hartlepool33104193655-1934
23York3669213867-2927
24Dag & Red36510213461-2725
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