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Dag & Red2Morecambe1

Dagenham & Redbridge 2-1 Morecambe

Jamie Cureton
Jamie Cureton has scored eight goals for Dagenham and Redbridge this season

Dagenham and Redbridge beat Morecambe to keep alive their slim hopes of avoiding League Two relegation.

Bottom side Daggers broke the deadlock when Joss Labadie's long-range drive bounced over Morecambe keeper Barry Roche and into the net.

Dagenham doubled when Labadie teed up Jamie Cureton who rounded Roche before tapping in from close range.

Morecambe's Tom Barkhuizen found a consolation tap in late on but Dagenham held on for all three points.

Dagenham are 11 points from safety at the bottom of the League Two table with seven games left to play, but have a game in hand on 23rd-placed York City.

Dagenham & Redbridge boss John Still told BBC Radio London:

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John Still on Dagenham v Morecambe

"It's been a funny time because we've gone so long without playing.

"Sometimes people say is it a good thing or a bad thing, but you never know how it's going to be.

"I thought in the first half we were good. I thought in the second half we got pushed back too much.

"I actually think that will do us the world of good for Saturday. I think it will put a little bit more in the tank."

Line-ups

Dag & Red

  • 30Cousins
  • 32Hoyte
  • 24Worrall
  • 26Hyam
  • 33Widdowson
  • 25Cash
  • 4LabadieBooked at 41mins
  • 21MuldoonBooked at 65mins
  • 23Hemmings
  • 12Doidge
  • 7CuretonSubstituted forPassleyat 76'minutesBooked at 80mins

Substitutes

  • 2Passley
  • 6Dikamona
  • 8Boucaud
  • 9McClure
  • 10Chambers
  • 29Pennell
  • 35Moore

Morecambe

  • 1Roche
  • 2Beeley
  • 6EdwardsBooked at 78mins
  • 13Goodall
  • 24Conlan
  • 22Parrish
  • 29OliverSubstituted forBarkhuizenat 57'minutes
  • 17FlemingSubstituted forMillerat 74'minutes
  • 12MullinSubstituted forEllisonat 57'minutes
  • 26Stockton
  • 7Devitt

Substitutes

  • 3McGowan
  • 4Kenyon
  • 9Barkhuizen
  • 10Molyneux
  • 11Ellison
  • 16Miller
  • 30O'Hara
Referee:
Keith Hill
Attendance:
1,233

Match Stats

Home TeamDag & RedAway TeamMorecambe
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home10
Away12
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home2
Away4
Fouls
Home15
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Dagenham and Redbridge 2, Morecambe 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Dagenham and Redbridge 2, Morecambe 1.

Luke Conlan (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Christian Doidge (Dagenham and Redbridge).

Attempt missed. Jamie Devitt (Morecambe) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Luke Conlan (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Ashley Hemmings (Dagenham and Redbridge).

Foul by Andy Parrish (Morecambe).

Josh Passley (Dagenham and Redbridge) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Shaun Miller (Morecambe).

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

Attempt missed. Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Cole Stockton (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Oliver Muldoon (Dagenham and Redbridge).

Attempt missed. Cole Stockton (Morecambe) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Christian Doidge.

Attempt blocked. Shaun Miller (Morecambe) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Joe Worrall.

Attempt missed. Ryan Edwards (Morecambe) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left misses to the left.

Booking

Josh Passley (Dagenham and Redbridge) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Cole Stockton (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Josh Passley (Dagenham and Redbridge).

Booking

Ryan Edwards (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Ryan Edwards (Morecambe).

Joss Labadie (Dagenham and Redbridge) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Dagenham and Redbridge. Josh Passley replaces Jamie Cureton.

Goal!

Goal! Dagenham and Redbridge 2, Morecambe 1. Tom Barkhuizen (Morecambe) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Shaun Miller replaces Andrew Fleming.

Attempt missed. Joe Worrall (Dagenham and Redbridge) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Corner, Dagenham and Redbridge. Conceded by Ryan Edwards.

Foul by Cole Stockton (Morecambe).

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

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Joe Worrall.

Attempt blocked. Jamie Devitt (Morecambe) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) hits the left post with a header from very close range.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Oliver Muldoon.

Andy Parrish (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Christian Doidge (Dagenham and Redbridge).

Foul by Andrew Fleming (Morecambe).

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Northampton40269573413287
2Oxford Utd402013769363373
3Bristol Rovers402251364402471
4Plymouth402181157372071
5Accrington402011964451971
6Portsmouth391715763352866
7Wycombe401710134236661
8Carlisle401515105956360
9Leyton Orient401612125452260
10Wimbledon391611125748959
11Exeter401611135654259
12Cambridge401511145452256
13Mansfield401411155048253
14Luton39158165252053
15Barnet40149175361-851
16Crawley40138194363-2047
17Hartlepool39136204157-1645
18Morecambe40127216271-943
19Yeovil401013173750-1343
20Notts County39119194968-1942
21Newport401011194057-1741
22Stevenage40912194664-1839
23York40611234475-3129
24Dag & Red39610233667-3128
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