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Dagenham & Redbridge 0-1 Wycombe Wanderers

Aaron Pierre
Aaron Pierre has now scored three goals in the league this season

Aaron Pierre's strike saw League Two promotion-chasers Wycombe claim victory over Dagenham & Redbridge.

Sam Wood's left-footed drive from the centre of the box forced a good early save out of home keeper Mark Cousins.

Alfie Mawson and Pierre both went close for the Chairboys before Matt Ingram had to tip over Jamie Cureton's header at the other end.

Pierre finally found the breakthrough as the Daggers failed to clear a corner and he reacted quickest to stab home.

The win was Wycombe's 12th away victory of the season, and sees the Chairboys consolidate an automatic promotion place, with fourth-placed Bury now seven points behind after their game with Southend was abandoned. It also leaves them two points behind league leaders Burton, who play on Monday.

Dagenham remain 15th in the table, 11 points above the relegation zone.

Dagenham & Redbridge first-team coach Warren Hackett told BBC London 94.9:

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Hackett on Dagenham v Wycombe

"I'm very disappointed, it was a very scrappy game. Not much football was played in the very windy conditions.

"Wycombe were very direct and they've been consistently doing that all season, that's why they are top of the league.

"Knowing Jamie Cureton, he'll be very disappointed that he didn't finish, but he's always in the right place at the right time to get the opportunity.

"I didn't think we played our game today, we didn't really get the ball down and play as much as we wanted to."

Wycombe boss Gareth Ainsworth told BBC Three Counties Radio:

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Ainsworth on Dagenham v Wycombe

"I think we deserved the win. The shot count and the possession stats will say that. We didn't get troubled too much by Dagenham.

"To come away with the three points is fantastic. I'm not going to think it's Wycombe Wanderers' year until I know the final table. There's still no pressure.

"They were tired today, which showed. That gives me a little heads up for the Easter programme. It was a tough, tough game today. They're still going to turn teams over here and I'm glad we weren't one of them.

"To take as many points as we can over the Easter period is the intention, and we'll see where we are."

Line-ups

Dag & Red

  • 30Cousins
  • 8Ogogo
  • 4Doe
  • 25Obileye
  • 33Widdowson
  • 17HowellSubstituted forJakubiakat 73'minutes
  • 6Bingham
  • 28Boucaud
  • 23Hemmings
  • 10ChambersSubstituted forJonesat 67'minutes
  • 7Cureton

Substitutes

  • 12Doidge
  • 15Labadie
  • 21Partridge
  • 22Gayle
  • 32Jones
  • 35Jakubiak
  • 38Moore

Wycombe

  • 1Ingram
  • 4Yennaris
  • 26Mawson
  • 6Pierre
  • 3Jacobson
  • 10Bloomfield
  • 8Bean
  • 11Wood
  • 7SaundersBooked at 90mins
  • 9Hayes
  • 19McClureSubstituted forOnyedinmaat 58'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Craig
  • 15Murphy
  • 18Rowe
  • 21Lynch
  • 23Onyedinma
  • 25Holloway
  • 31Ephraim
Referee:
Geoff Eltringham
Attendance:
2,362

Match Stats

Home TeamDag & RedAway TeamWycombe
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home7
Away16
Shots on Target
Home2
Away5
Corners
Home4
Away8
Fouls
Home13
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Dagenham and Redbridge 0, Wycombe Wanderers 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Dagenham and Redbridge 0, Wycombe Wanderers 1.

Foul by Ashley Hemmings (Dagenham and Redbridge).

Sam Saunders (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt saved. Jodi Jones (Dagenham and Redbridge) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Booking

Sam Saunders (Wycombe Wanderers) is shown the yellow card.

Jodi Jones (Dagenham and Redbridge) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Sam Saunders (Wycombe Wanderers).

Foul by Jodi Jones (Dagenham and Redbridge).

Sam Saunders (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Sam Saunders (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Hand ball by Ashley Hemmings (Dagenham and Redbridge).

Attempt missed. Jamie Cureton (Dagenham and Redbridge) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

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

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

Foul by Matt Bloomfield (Wycombe Wanderers).

Attempt missed. Sam Wood (Wycombe Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Aaron Pierre (Wycombe Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Mark Cousins.

Attempt saved. Aaron Pierre (Wycombe Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Billy Bingham.

Hand ball by Jamie Cureton (Dagenham and Redbridge).

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

Foul by Marcus Bean (Wycombe Wanderers).

Joe Jacobson (Wycombe Wanderers) hits the bar with a left footed shot from outside the box from a direct free kick.

Foul by Ayo Obileye (Dagenham and Redbridge).

Sam Saunders (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Hand ball by Ashley Hemmings (Dagenham and Redbridge).

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

Foul by Fred Onyedinma (Wycombe Wanderers).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Dagenham and Redbridge. Alex Jakubiak replaces Luke Howell.

Delay in match Joe Jacobson (Wycombe Wanderers) because of an injury.

Corner, Dagenham and Redbridge. Conceded by Alfie Mawson.

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

Foul by Fred Onyedinma (Wycombe Wanderers).

Attempt blocked. Sam Saunders (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Billy Bingham (Dagenham and Redbridge).

Marcus Bean (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Dagenham and Redbridge. Jodi Jones replaces Ashley Chambers.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton38237856322476
2Shrewsbury39228958283074
3Wycombe392014558362274
4Bury382071150371367
5Southend38171294435963
6Newport391710124542361
7Plymouth391791345281760
8Luton391610134639758
9Stevenage38169135246657
10Northampton39175175850856
11Exeter391413125253-155
12Wimbledon391411145050053
13Morecambe391311154144-350
14Portsmouth391213144444049
15Dag & Red39147184652-649
16Oxford Utd391113154046-646
17Accrington39137194765-1846
18Mansfield39129183350-1745
19Cambridge391111175253-144
20York39817144146-541
21Carlisle39125224664-1841
22Hartlepool39116223158-2739
23Tranmere39911194155-1438
24Cheltenham39813183558-2337
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