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Dagenham & Redbridge 0-3 Northampton Town

Ivan Toney celebrates scoring for Northampton Town

Teenager Ivan Toney scored his first ever senior goals to defeat Dagenham and pull Northampton Town out of the League Two relegation zone for the first time since September.

The 18-year-old headed in a cross from Ian Morris, who then scored one himself with a spectacular long-range effort.

Toney, making his second league start, then netted a stunning overhead kick with his back to goal.

Daggers had a Luke Norris header saved, but the Cobblers edged towards safety.

Visiting keeper Matt Duke also had to save from Medy Elito and at the other end Chris Hackett's free-kick was kept out by Jordan Seabright.

With Wycombe losing to fellow relegation rivals Bristol Rovers, Northampton boss Chris Wilder can now preserve his side's Football League status with a point from next week's visit of Oxford United, the club he opted to quit in January.

Northampton Town manager Chris Wilder told BBC Radio Northampton:

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Post-match: Northampton boss Wilder

"We couldn't have asked for anything more. They were three quality goals and we've had fantastic support.

"Ivan Toney gave us a spark last week and he deserved to play, regardless of his age. Both he and John Marquis set us off on the front foot.

"We had to pick the right side and the right tactics today, and we've got the result. Now we have to do the same again next week."

Line-ups

Dag & Red

  • 30Seabright
  • 18Hoyte
  • 3IlesanmiSubstituted forD'Athat 68'minutes
  • 8OgogoBooked at 72mins
  • 5Saah
  • 4Doe
  • 17Howell
  • 26Connors
  • 33NorrisSubstituted forTurgottat 90'minutes
  • 11ObafemiSubstituted forShieldsat 45'minutes
  • 7Elito

Substitutes

  • 1Lewington
  • 6Bingham
  • 12D'Ath
  • 15Saunders
  • 20Shields
  • 22Gayle
  • 25Turgott

Northampton

  • 1Duke
  • 11HackettBooked at 16minsSubstituted forLangmeadat 90+1'minutes
  • 25Horwood
  • 29Robertson
  • 23Diamond
  • 12Tozer
  • 34RavenhillBooked at 75mins
  • 8Morris
  • 24ToneySubstituted forMcSweeneyat 80'minutes
  • 9MarquisSubstituted forSinclairat 73'minutes
  • 4Carter

Substitutes

  • 2McSweeney
  • 5Langmead
  • 7Sinclair
  • 13Snedker
  • 17Deegan
  • 18Connell
  • 27Kouo-Doumbe
Referee:
Scott Mathieson
Attendance:
2,668

Match Stats

Home TeamDag & RedAway TeamNorthampton
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home7
Away7
Shots on Target
Home2
Away5
Corners
Home2
Away4
Fouls
Home14
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Dagenham and Redbridge 0, Northampton Town 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Dagenham and Redbridge 0, Northampton Town 3.

Foul by Brian Saah (Dagenham and Redbridge).

Emile Sinclair (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Darren Carter (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Kelvin Langmead replaces Chris Hackett.

Substitution

Substitution, Dagenham and Redbridge. Blair Turgott replaces Luke Norris because of an injury.

Attempt blocked. Luke Norris (Dagenham and Redbridge) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

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

Foul by Emile Sinclair (Northampton Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Leon McSweeney replaces Ivan Toney because of an injury.

Booking

Richard Ravenhill (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Richard Ravenhill (Northampton Town).

Attempt missed. Luke Howell (Dagenham and Redbridge) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Emile Sinclair replaces John Marquis.

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

Foul by Darren Carter (Northampton Town).

Booking

Abu Ogogo (Dagenham and Redbridge) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Abu Ogogo (Dagenham and Redbridge).

Zander Diamond (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt blocked. John Marquis (Northampton Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Femi Ilesanmi (Dagenham and Redbridge) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Zander Diamond (Northampton Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Dagenham and Redbridge. Lawson D'Ath replaces Femi Ilesanmi.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Jordan Seabright.

Attempt saved. Chris Hackett (Northampton Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

John Marquis (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Luke Howell (Dagenham and Redbridge).

Foul by Abu Ogogo (Dagenham and Redbridge).

Zander Diamond (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Foul by John Marquis (Northampton Town).

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Gavin Hoyte.

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

Foul by Richard Ravenhill (Northampton Town).

Attempt missed. Luke Howell (Dagenham and Redbridge) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Luke Norris (Dagenham and Redbridge) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Darren Carter (Northampton Town).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Rochdale452491268462281
2Scunthorpe452020566422480
3Chesterfield442115867392878
4Fleetwood4522101365501576
5Burton441915104739872
6York4518161150391170
7Southend4518151255391669
8Oxford Utd451614155247562
9Plymouth451611184855-759
10Bury451319135951858
11Portsmouth451416155363-1058
12Dag & Red451415165057-757
13Mansfield451415164858-1057
14Wimbledon451414174754-756
15Newport451316165458-455
16Cheltenham451316165160-955
17Accrington451315175154-354
18Hartlepool451411205054-453
19Morecambe451314185264-1253
20Exeter451313195257-552
21Bristol Rovers451214194353-1050
22Northampton451214193956-1750
23Wycombe451114204354-1147
24Torquay45129244263-2145
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