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Exeter City 2-1 Dagenham & Redbridge

Exeter ended the League Two season with a hard-fought victory over Dagenham.

Home goalkeeper James Hamon spectacularly denied Matt Partridge's solid effort early on.

Jimmy Keohane opened the scoring for the Grecians with a curled shot, before Tom Nichols seized on Ian Gayle's woeful pass to double Exeter's lead.

Dagenham grabbed a last-minute consolation through Jamie Cureton's 20th goal of the season but the home side held on for the win.

The result meant Exeter ended the season in 10th place, whilst Dagenham also finished comfortably in mid-table, in 14th.

Dagenham & Redbridge manager Wayne Burnett told BBC London 94.9:

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Burnett on Exeter v Dagenham

"I'm very happy. Christmas time it wasn't looking very encouraging but we've turned it around and all credit to the players, staff and supporters.

"To finish in 14th above Wimbledon and Portsmouth, it's another successful season for the football club.

On Jamie Cureton: "He'll tell you he's got another couple of seasons left in him. I think we're close to agreeing with him, I think he's going to be a Dagenham and Redbridge player this time next season.

"Pen has not been put to paper yet but we're hoping it's going to be done in the next couple of days."

Line-ups

Exeter

  • 21Hamon
  • 11Davies
  • 6Ribeiro
  • 15Moore-Taylor
  • 14McAllister
  • 33Harley
  • 8Oakley
  • 16HolmesSubstituted forKeohaneat 53'minutes
  • 20Nichols
  • 23NichollsSubstituted forWheelerat 62'minutes
  • 34MorrisonSubstituted forBaldwinat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Baldwin
  • 10Keohane
  • 18Reid
  • 22Wheeler
  • 26Tillson
  • 27Jay
  • 30Pym

Dag & Red

  • 30Cousins
  • 21Partridge
  • 4Doe
  • 22Gayle
  • 6Bingham
  • 32JonesSubstituted forHowellat 65'minutes
  • 8Ogogo
  • 28BoucaudSubstituted forJakubiakat 71'minutesSubstituted forDoidgeat 90+1'minutes
  • 23Hemmings
  • 7Cureton
  • 10Chambers

Substitutes

  • 3Connors
  • 12Doidge
  • 17Howell
  • 25Obileye
  • 29Raymond
  • 35Jakubiak
  • 38Moore
Referee:
Brendan Malone
Attendance:
3,645

Match Stats

Home TeamExeterAway TeamDag & Red
Possession
Home61%
Away39%
Shots
Home10
Away13
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home5
Away5
Fouls
Home7
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Exeter City 2, Dagenham and Redbridge 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Exeter City 2, Dagenham and Redbridge 1.

Goal!

Goal! Exeter City 2, Dagenham and Redbridge 1. Jamie Cureton (Dagenham and Redbridge) left footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ashley Chambers.

Substitution

Substitution, Dagenham and Redbridge. Christian Doidge replaces Alex Jakubiak.

Attempt missed. Ashley Chambers (Dagenham and Redbridge) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Foul by Jimmy Keohane (Exeter City).

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

Attempt missed. Jamie Cureton (Dagenham and Redbridge) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Pat Baldwin replaces Clinton Morrison.

Attempt saved. Jimmy Keohane (Exeter City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Ian Gayle.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Ian Gayle.

Substitution

Substitution, Dagenham and Redbridge. Alex Jakubiak replaces Andre Boucaud.

Goal!

Goal! Exeter City 2, Dagenham and Redbridge 0. Tom Nichols (Exeter City) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal.

Jimmy Keohane (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Andre Boucaud (Dagenham and Redbridge).

Foul by Christian Ribeiro (Exeter City).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Dagenham and Redbridge. Luke Howell replaces Jodi Jones.

Arron Davies (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jodi Jones (Dagenham and Redbridge).

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. David Wheeler replaces Alex Nicholls.

Goal!

Goal! Exeter City 1, Dagenham and Redbridge 0. Jimmy Keohane (Exeter City) left footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Jodi Jones.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Jimmy Keohane replaces Lee Holmes.

Tom Nichols (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ian Gayle (Dagenham and Redbridge).

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

Corner, Dagenham and Redbridge. Conceded by James Hamon.

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

Foul by Ryan Harley (Exeter City).

Jodi Jones (Dagenham and Redbridge) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Billy Bingham (Dagenham and Redbridge) left footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is high and wide to the right.

Tom Nichols (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ashley Hemmings (Dagenham and Redbridge).

Second Half

Second Half begins Exeter City 0, Dagenham and Redbridge 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Exeter City 0, Dagenham and Redbridge 0.

Attempt missed. Christian Ribeiro (Exeter City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high following a set piece situation.

Lee Holmes (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Matt Partridge (Dagenham and Redbridge).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton462810869393094
2Shrewsbury462781167313689
3Bury462671360402085
4Wycombe462315867452284
5Southend4624121054381684
6Stevenage462012146254872
7Plymouth4620111555371871
8Luton4619111654441068
9Newport461811175154-365
10Exeter461713166165-464
11Morecambe461712175352163
12Northampton46187216762561
13Oxford Utd461516155049161
14Dag & Red46178215859-159
15Wimbledon461416165460-658
16Portsmouth461415175254-257
17Accrington461511205877-1956
18York461119164651-552
19Cambridge461312216166-551
20Carlisle46148245674-1850
21Mansfield46139243862-2448
22Hartlepool46129253970-3145
23Cheltenham46914234067-2741
24Tranmere46912254567-2239
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