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Dagenham & Redbridge 0-0 Luton Town

Paul Benson
Luton striker Paul Benson has played for six different teams during his career

Play-off hopefuls Luton held on for a goalless draw against Dagenham despite playing the second half with 10 men.

Joe Widdowson went close for the Daggers early on but his header was cleared off the line by Paul Benson.

Luton, whose boss John Still was returning to former club Dagenham for the first time, saw Benson red carded for a high foot on Ian Gayle.

Ashley Hemmings almost won it for Dagenham but his shot was blocked on the line by Michael Harriman.

Since beating Accrington to go fourth in League Two in late February, Luton have been on a terrible run of form, having only won once in their last 10 games, including eight losses.

Despite this, the Hatters remain just three points off the play-off places in eighth position.

Luton manager John Still told BBC Three Counties Radio:

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Luton Town boss John Still on Dag & Red draw

"There was no maliciousness in it (Paul Benson's tackle) whatsoever, he didn't even know where the player was. In defence of Dagenham's bench, they said it was never a sending off.

"Honestly, I've given up on decisions this year, I really have. I just think we've had so many things happen that haven't fallen for us which, when re-examined, showed that they should have done.

"We should have had a penalty, 100%, and that's from Dagenham, and then the sending off.

"The boys have done fantastically, what's pleased us all we've conceded one goal in the last three."

Line-ups

Dag & Red

  • 30Cousins
  • 21Partridge
  • 4Doe
  • 22Gayle
  • 33Widdowson
  • 17Howell
  • 6Bingham
  • 8Ogogo
  • 28BoucaudSubstituted forJonesat 78'minutes
  • 23Hemmings
  • 7CuretonSubstituted forJakubiakat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Doidge
  • 15Labadie
  • 27Yusuff
  • 29Raymond
  • 32Jones
  • 35Jakubiak
  • 38Moore

Luton

  • 16Justham
  • 22Harriman
  • 30Wilkinson
  • 5McNultyBooked at 35mins
  • 12Griffiths
  • 50McGeehan
  • 4Smith
  • 26DoyleSubstituted forWhalleyat 27'minutesSubstituted forCullenat 66'minutes
  • 27HallSubstituted forGuttridgeat 45'minutes
  • 9BensonBooked at 38mins
  • 38Lee

Substitutes

  • 6Lacey
  • 11Howells
  • 13Cullen
  • 20Whalley
  • 21Guttridge
  • 40Kinsella
  • 41King
Referee:
Darren Sheldrake
Attendance:
2,461

Match Stats

Home TeamDag & RedAway TeamLuton
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home13
Away7
Shots on Target
Home3
Away1
Corners
Home8
Away5
Fouls
Home5
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Dagenham and Redbridge 0, Luton Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Dagenham and Redbridge 0, Luton Town 0.

Corner, Dagenham and Redbridge. Conceded by Scott Griffiths.

Corner, Dagenham and Redbridge. Conceded by Luke Wilkinson.

Attempt blocked. Ashley Hemmings (Dagenham and Redbridge) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Dagenham and Redbridge. Conceded by Michael Harriman.

Attempt missed. Jodi Jones (Dagenham and Redbridge) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

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

Matt Partridge (Dagenham and Redbridge) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Elliot Lee (Luton Town).

Joe Widdowson (Dagenham and Redbridge) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Luke Guttridge (Luton Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Dagenham and Redbridge. Jodi Jones replaces Andre Boucaud.

Substitution

Substitution, Dagenham and Redbridge. Alex Jakubiak replaces Jamie Cureton.

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

Attempt missed. Elliot Lee (Luton Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

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

Foul by Luke Wilkinson (Luton Town).

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Mark Cousins.

Attempt saved. Elliot Lee (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Luke Howell (Dagenham and Redbridge).

Elliot Lee (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Jamie Cureton (Dagenham and Redbridge) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Elliot Lee (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Mark Cullen replaces Shaun Whalley.

Corner, Dagenham and Redbridge. Conceded by Steve McNulty.

Foul by Billy Bingham (Dagenham and Redbridge).

Jonathan Smith (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Dagenham and Redbridge. Conceded by Michael Harriman.

Attempt missed. Jamie Cureton (Dagenham and Redbridge) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Attempt saved. Jamie Cureton (Dagenham and Redbridge) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

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

Foul by Jonathan Smith (Luton Town).

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

Foul by Luke Wilkinson (Luton Town).

Foul by Luke Howell (Dagenham and Redbridge).

Scott Griffiths (Luton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

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

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

Foul by Luke Guttridge (Luton Town).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton42259860342684
2Shrewsbury432581065293683
3Wycombe432214764422280
4Bury422371256391776
5Southend422112950351575
6Stevenage431911135950968
7Plymouth4318111450331765
8Luton431711154943662
9Newport431711154750-362
10Exeter431613145861-361
11Northampton43177196256658
12Morecambe431512164849-157
13Wimbledon431414155357-456
14Portsmouth431314164951-253
15Dag & Red43158205055-553
16Oxford Utd431216154449-552
17Accrington431410195470-1652
18York431118144547-251
19Cambridge431212195660-448
20Mansfield43139213555-2048
21Carlisle42136235069-1945
22Hartlepool43118243463-2941
23Cheltenham43913213963-2440
24Tranmere43912224360-1739
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