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Cambridge United 1-0 Dagenham & Redbridge

Luke Berry
Luke Berry has scored nine goals for Cambridge this season

Luke Berry's late penalty sealed a win for Cambridge over struggling Dagenham.

With eight minutes left, the U's captain finally beat excellent visiting keeper Mark Cousins after Joe Worrall brought down Robbie Simpson.

The visitors were unlucky not to be ahead early on, as Ashley Hemmings' cross was pushed out and Josh Coulson's follow-up was blocked on the line.

Ryan Ledson and Jimmy Spencer both went close for Cambridge before Berry kept a calm head to finally secure the points.

Cambridge manager Shaun Derry told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire:

"It was a horrible game (because of the weather). I knew it was going to be like that as soon as I arrived today, but we found a way.

"But we keep going on to the boys about affecting games in different ways, and we sure did that today.

"I've always said it's not just a game of 11 people, the substitutes have to make a real impact, and Robbie has come on and won the penalty."

Dagenham manager John Still told BBC Radio London:

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"We're making good progress now, I thought our back four was very, very good.

"I'm quite encouraged. I think we've built over the last three or four games, there's a resoluteness about us. It's hard to judge the game because of the conditions.

"The ingredients that we need to get away from the bottom two are showing weekly. I'm really, really pleased with the two centre halves we now have in, I'm really pleased with our organisation and work-rate and I thought it was a really strong display."

Line-ups

Cambridge

  • 35Norris
  • 25Furlong
  • 6Legge
  • 14Coulson
  • 12Page
  • 8Berry
  • 23LedsonSubstituted forDonaldsonat 63'minutes
  • 16Dunne
  • 11Dunk
  • 21SpencerSubstituted forSimpsonat 72'minutes
  • 22Williamson

Substitutes

  • 2Omozusi
  • 5Roberts
  • 7Donaldson
  • 13Beasant
  • 15Simpson
  • 17O'Neill
  • 28Horne

Dag & Red

  • 30Cousins
  • 2Passley
  • 24Worrall
  • 26Hyam
  • 33WiddowsonBooked at 52mins
  • 10ChambersSubstituted forJonesat 89'minutes
  • 4Labadie
  • 21Muldoon
  • 23Hemmings
  • 22GuttridgeSubstituted forCuretonat 86'minutes
  • 12DoidgeSubstituted forHawkinsat 86'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1O'Brien
  • 6Dikamona
  • 7Cureton
  • 8Boucaud
  • 15Hawkins
  • 17Jones
  • 18Raymond
Referee:
Carl Boyeson
Attendance:
4,494

Match Stats

Home TeamCambridgeAway TeamDag & Red
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home11
Away5
Shots on Target
Home3
Away0
Corners
Home8
Away3
Fouls
Home11
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Cambridge United 1, Dagenham and Redbridge 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Cambridge United 1, Dagenham and Redbridge 0.

Corner, Dagenham and Redbridge. Conceded by James Dunne.

Luke Berry (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Oliver Hawkins (Dagenham and Redbridge).

Foul by Ben Williamson (Cambridge United).

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

Substitution

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

Substitution

Substitution, Dagenham and Redbridge. Jamie Cureton replaces Luke Guttridge.

Substitution

Substitution, Dagenham and Redbridge. Oliver Hawkins replaces Christian Doidge.

Attempt missed. Josh Coulson (Cambridge United) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a corner.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Oliver Muldoon.

Darnell Furlong (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Christian Doidge (Dagenham and Redbridge).

Goal!

Goal! Cambridge United 1, Dagenham and Redbridge 0. Luke Berry (Cambridge United) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Penalty Cambridge United. Robbie Simpson draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Joe Worrall (Dagenham and Redbridge) after a foul in the penalty area.

Corner, Dagenham and Redbridge. Conceded by Darnell Furlong.

Foul by Robbie Simpson (Cambridge United).

Oliver Muldoon (Dagenham and Redbridge) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Robbie Simpson replaces James Spencer.

Foul by Luke Berry (Cambridge United).

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

Attempt missed. James Spencer (Cambridge United) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

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

Foul by James Spencer (Cambridge United).

Delay in match Joss Labadie (Dagenham and Redbridge) because of an injury.

Luke Berry (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joss Labadie (Dagenham and Redbridge).

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Ryan Donaldson replaces Ryan Ledson.

Attempt blocked. James Spencer (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Christian Doidge.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Joe Worrall.

Hand ball by Christian Doidge (Dagenham and Redbridge).

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Joe Widdowson.

Attempt blocked. Luke Berry (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Oliver Muldoon (Dagenham and Redbridge).

James Spencer (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Leon Legge (Cambridge United).

goal

As It Stood

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5Mansfield3013894132947
6Leyton Orient30121084641546
7Portsmouth281112545252045
8Accrington26136743311245
9Cambridge30128104441344
10Wycombe2812793328543
11Wimbledon2811984235742
12Carlisle2611964540542
13Exeter28117103940-140
14Luton30108124241138
15Crawley30114153548-1337
16Morecambe30106145053-336
17Notts County27106114046-636
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19Stevenage30610143853-1528
20Newport2869133243-1127
21Yeovil2959153044-1424
22Hartlepool2573152341-1824
23Dag & Red2848162950-2120
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