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Shrewsbury Town 2-0 Dagenham & Redbridge

Connor Goldson
Connor Goldson has now scored six goals this season for Shrewsbury Town

Connor Goldson scored two first-half goals as Shrewsbury beat Dagenham & Redbridge to keep pressure on League Two leaders Burton Albion.

The visitors dominated the early stages before Goldson headed in a Liam Lawrence corner on 17 minutes.

Shrewsbury began to take control and doubled their lead five minutes later through another Goldson header from a Lawrence free-kick.

Dagenham responded well after the break but the hosts held on for the win.

This was Shrewsbury's fourth win in a row and it came as a boost for Micky Mellon's second-placed side as they reduced the gap at the top of League Two to one point after Burton drew 1-1 at Plymouth.

Despite Daggers keeper Mark Cousins making a string of fine saves his team were unable to claw back the two-goal deficit after a bright start.

Dagenham drop to 16th in the table after Oxford United beat Wycombe to leapfrog Wayne Burnett's side.

Dagenham & Redbridge boss Wayne Burnett talks to BBC London 94.9:

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Burnett on Shrewsbury v Dagenham

"We had a very bright start. We passed the ball very, very nicely and we worked incredibly hard on their shape. We were certainly the better team for the first 18 minutes but then gave goals away.

"It's disappointing that we've given them goals, because we haven't marked and it's about game management.

"If I took you into our changing room now you would see the level of detail given to players. They are told, they are shown, they are explained to. But if you don't have players picking people up what else can you do apart from physically go on the pitch and put them in the right position."

Line-ups

Shrewsbury

  • 1Leutwiler
  • 6GoldsonBooked at 77mins
  • 5EllisSubstituted forBarnettat 73'minutes
  • 2Grandison
  • 12Gayle
  • 24GrantSubstituted forGinnellyat 90+1'minutes
  • 4Woods
  • 11Lawrence
  • 3Demetriou
  • 9CollinsBooked at 70minsSubstituted forManganat 83'minutes
  • 26Akpa-Akpro

Substitutes

  • 10Vernon
  • 16Southern
  • 19Mangan
  • 21Halstead
  • 23Barnett
  • 28Mandron
  • 35Ginnelly

Dag & Red

  • 30Cousins
  • 2BattSubstituted forJakubiakat 77'minutes
  • 4Doe
  • 25ObileyeBooked at 57mins
  • 33WiddowsonBooked at 16mins
  • 17Howell
  • 6BinghamBooked at 64minsSubstituted forLabadieat 83'minutes
  • 8Ogogo
  • 28Boucaud
  • 23Hemmings
  • 7Cureton

Substitutes

  • 10Chambers
  • 12Doidge
  • 15Labadie
  • 21Partridge
  • 22Gayle
  • 35Jakubiak
  • 38Moore
Referee:
Keith Hill
Attendance:
6,143

Match Stats

Home TeamShrewsburyAway TeamDag & Red
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home14
Away6
Shots on Target
Home8
Away1
Corners
Home6
Away5
Fouls
Home15
Away18

Live Text

Match ends, Shrewsbury Town 2, Dagenham and Redbridge 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Shrewsbury Town 2, Dagenham and Redbridge 0.

Andy Mangan (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Andre Boucaud (Dagenham and Redbridge).

Foul by Tyrone Barnett (Shrewsbury Town).

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

Foul by Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro (Shrewsbury Town).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Josh Ginnelly replaces Bobby Grant.

Connor Goldson (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Joss Labadie (Dagenham and Redbridge).

Foul by Mickey Demetriou (Shrewsbury Town).

Alex Jakubiak (Dagenham and Redbridge) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Tyrone Barnett (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

Corner, Dagenham and Redbridge. Conceded by Connor Goldson.

Andy Mangan (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Luke Howell (Dagenham and Redbridge).

Substitution

Substitution, Dagenham and Redbridge. Joss Labadie replaces Billy Bingham.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Andy Mangan replaces James Collins.

Foul by Jermaine Grandison (Shrewsbury Town).

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

Bobby Grant (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Alex Jakubiak (Dagenham and Redbridge).

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Joe Widdowson.

Foul by Connor Goldson (Shrewsbury Town).

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

Foul by Bobby Grant (Shrewsbury Town).

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

Attempt missed. Tyrone Barnett (Shrewsbury Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Booking

Connor Goldson (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Dagenham and Redbridge. Alex Jakubiak replaces Damien Batt.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Tyrone Barnett replaces Mark Ellis.

Booking

James Collins (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by James Collins (Shrewsbury Town).

Damien Batt (Dagenham and Redbridge) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Dagenham and Redbridge. Conceded by Mark Ellis.

Attempt blocked. Andre Boucaud (Dagenham and Redbridge) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Dagenham and Redbridge. Conceded by Connor Goldson.

Ryan Woods (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Abu Ogogo (Dagenham and Redbridge).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton40239858342478
2Shrewsbury40238960283277
3Wycombe402014660392174
4Bury392171152371570
5Southend391812946351166
6Newport401711124744362
7Plymouth4017101346291761
8Stevenage401611135549659
9Luton401610144842658
10Exeter401513125555058
11Northampton40176176052857
12Wimbledon401412145252054
13Morecambe401312154245-351
14Portsmouth401214144646050
15Oxford Utd401213154348-549
16Dag & Red40147194654-849
17Accrington40138194866-1847
18Mansfield40129193352-1945
19Cambridge401111185255-344
20York40917144246-444
21Carlisle40126224866-1842
22Hartlepool40117223360-2740
23Tranmere40912194357-1439
24Cheltenham40813193559-2437
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