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Dagenham & Redbridge 4-2 Hartlepool United

Dagenham moved into the play-off places with a comfortable win against struggling Hartlepool.

The Daggers were immediately on the front foot and Michael Cheek came agonisingly close to opening the scoring but his header came back off the crossbar.

Fejiri Okenabirhie was at the heart of Dagenham's best moves and he was denied by Hartlepool goalkeeper Scott Loach with a fierce shot from distance.

The winger then saw an effort ruled out for offside before he set up Dan Sparkes for a simple tap-in.

Hartlepool started the second half brightly and after Jake Cassidy saw a header superbly saved by Mark Cousins, they equalised when Michael Woods nodded in at the back post.

Pools' joy was short-lived as Cheek forced in the rebound from his own saved header. Okenabirhie slotted in a third and Sparkes made it 4-1 with his second goal of the game shortly afterwards.

The goal glut continued as Woods pulled one back with another header but it was nothing more than a consolation.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Dag & Red

  • 30Cousins
  • 5Robson
  • 18Lokko
  • 7HowellSubstituted forFerrierat 66'minutesBooked at 78mins
  • 29Howells
  • 19Ling
  • 6Robinson
  • 14SparkesSubstituted forDoeat 90'minutes
  • 17Boucaud
  • 23Cheek
  • 11Okenabirhie

Substitutes

  • 4Doe
  • 9Kandi
  • 10Ferrier
  • 13Moore
  • 25Whitely

Hartlepool

  • 1Loach
  • 2Magnay
  • 3AdamsSubstituted forRodneyat 46'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 12Franks
  • 28Watson
  • 22DonnellyBooked at 38mins
  • 29Ledger
  • 14Woods
  • 17Deverdics
  • 18HawkinsSubstituted forLaingat 87'minutes
  • 9CassidyBooked at 66mins

Substitutes

  • 8Munns
  • 13Catterick
  • 21Rodney
  • 23Laing
  • 24Newton
Referee:
Sam Purkiss
Attendance:
1,290

Live Text

Match ends, Dagenham and Redbridge 4, Hartlepool United 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Dagenham and Redbridge 4, Hartlepool United 2.

Substitution

Substitution, Dagenham and Redbridge. Scott Doe replaces Dan Sparkes.

Booking

Devante Rodney (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Louis Laing replaces Lewis Hawkins.

Goal!

Goal! Dagenham and Redbridge 4, Hartlepool United 2. Michael Woods (Hartlepool United).

Goal!

Goal! Dagenham and Redbridge 4, Hartlepool United 1. Dan Sparkes (Dagenham and Redbridge).

Goal!

Goal! Dagenham and Redbridge 3, Hartlepool United 1. Fejiri Okenabirhie (Dagenham and Redbridge).

Booking

Morgan Ferrier (Dagenham and Redbridge) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Dagenham and Redbridge. Morgan Ferrier replaces Luke Howell.

Booking

Jake Cassidy (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Dagenham and Redbridge 2, Hartlepool United 1. Michael Cheek (Dagenham and Redbridge).

Goal!

Goal! Dagenham and Redbridge 1, Hartlepool United 1. Michael Woods (Hartlepool United).

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Devante Rodney replaces Blair Adams.

Second Half

Second Half begins Dagenham and Redbridge 1, Hartlepool United 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Dagenham and Redbridge 1, Hartlepool United 0.

Goal!

Goal! Dagenham and Redbridge 1, Hartlepool United 0. Dan Sparkes (Dagenham and Redbridge).

Booking

Liam Donnelly (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card.

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Macclesfield29167638261255
2Aldershot29149646301651
3Sutton United2914784234849
4Wrexham2813963122948
5Dover291112638231545
6Dag & Red28129744321245
7Tranmere28128842261644
8Boreham Wood281111637271044
9Bromley2912894637944
10Ebbsfleet2891273932739
11Fylde2610884236638
12Maidenhead United2991193740-338
13Maidstone United2791173438-438
14Woking27105123843-535
15Eastleigh2871384042-234
16Halifax29810113138-734
17Hartlepool2889113138-733
18Gateshead2671183228432
19Leyton Orient2988133542-732
20Barrow29710123640-431
21Chester27510122443-1925
22Solihull Moors2966172645-1924
23Guiseley27410132550-2522
24Torquay2848162345-2220
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