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Dagenham & Redbridge 0-1 Torquay United

Aaron Downes

Torquay claimed a 1-0 victory at Dagenham to lift themselves out of the League Two relegation zone.

The hosts dominated for most of the first half with Zavon Hines seeing his shot superbly saved by Torquay keeper Michael Poke.

But the visitors made no mistake early in the second half when Aaron Downes headed home Jak McCourt's cross.

Dagenham striker Rhys Murphy struck the post late on as Torquay held on for only their fifth win of the season.

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Post-match: Torquay boss Knill

Torquay boss Alan Knill told BBC Radio Devon:

"It was a repeat of last Saturday. We're asking for commitment and effort and this is the toughest place to come, and for us to come away with a 1-0 victory was well deserved I thought.

"It's hard for me to say one [stand out player]. I thought the team were excellent and in the first half it was a pretty good game.

"I thought they [Dagenham] passed it and looked dangerous but I thought when we got it, we did the same.

"If you're in a dogfight you have to fight first, and we're doing that, so as long as we continue to do that we know that we can compete because we've got some pretty talented players as well who can play. It's so important to be out of the bottom two at Christmas."

Line-ups

Dag & Red

  • 1Lewington
  • 18Hoyte
  • 3Ilesanmi
  • 8Ogogo
  • 5Saah
  • 4Doe
  • 7ElitoSubstituted forEdgarat 82'minutes
  • 17Howell
  • 9Murphy
  • 12D'AthSubstituted forDicksonat 59'minutes
  • 41Hines

Substitutes

  • 2Wilkinson
  • 10Scott
  • 14Dickson
  • 19Edgar
  • 20Shields
  • 26Connors
  • 30Seabright

Torquay

  • 1Poke
  • 2Tonge
  • 21Cruise
  • 17McCourt
  • 4Downes
  • 29O'Connor
  • 12ChapellSubstituted forCraigat 75'minutes
  • 36Mozika
  • 16Marquis
  • 7Mansell
  • 10Bodin

Substitutes

  • 5Pearce
  • 9Hawley
  • 11Cameron
  • 13Rice
  • 20Craig
  • 26Benyon
  • 31Sullivan
Referee:
Lee Collins
Attendance:
1,675

Match Stats

Home TeamDag & RedAway TeamTorquay
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home18
Away8
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home12
Away6
Fouls
Home8
Away13

Live Text

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

Full Time

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

Attempt missed. Abu Ogogo (Dagenham and Redbridge) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left following a set piece situation.

Gavin Hoyte (Dagenham and Redbridge) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Thomas Cruise (Torquay United).

Corner, Dagenham and Redbridge. Conceded by Dale Tonge.

Anthony Edgar (Dagenham and Redbridge) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lee Mansell (Torquay United).

Corner, Dagenham and Redbridge. Conceded by Thomas Cruise.

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

Foul by John Marquis (Torquay United).

Corner, Torquay United. Conceded by Brian Saah.

Attempt saved. John Marquis (Torquay United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Hand ball by Rhys Murphy (Dagenham and Redbridge).

Substitution

Substitution, Dagenham and Redbridge. Anthony Edgar replaces Medy Elito.

Foul by Scott Doe (Dagenham and Redbridge).

Damien Mozika (Torquay United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Attempt missed. Chris Dickson (Dagenham and Redbridge) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Hand ball by Damien Mozika (Torquay United).

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. Nathan Craig replaces Jordan Chapell.

John Marquis (Torquay United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Brian Saah (Dagenham and Redbridge).

Hand ball by Thomas Cruise (Torquay United).

Corner, Dagenham and Redbridge. Conceded by Anthony O'Connor.

Corner, Dagenham and Redbridge. Conceded by Anthony O'Connor.

Corner, Dagenham and Redbridge. Conceded by Thomas Cruise.

Attempt blocked. Rhys Murphy (Dagenham and Redbridge) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Dagenham and Redbridge. Conceded by Aaron Downes.

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

Attempt saved. Zavon Hines (Dagenham and Redbridge) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Hand ball by Lee Mansell (Torquay United).

Corner, Dagenham and Redbridge. Conceded by Dale Tonge.

Attempt blocked. Medy Elito (Dagenham and Redbridge) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Abu Ogogo (Dagenham and Redbridge) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Rhys Murphy (Dagenham and Redbridge) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the right side of the box.

Foul by Abu Ogogo (Dagenham and Redbridge).

John Marquis (Torquay United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Dagenham and Redbridge. Chris Dickson replaces Lawson D'Ath.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Chesterfield21116431171439
2Oxford Utd21108332161638
3Scunthorpe2110742922737
4Fleetwood2111283427735
5Burton2110562522335
6Newport209742921834
7Southend2110472619734
8Rochdale2110473028234
9Morecambe229582730-332
10Dag & Red218672926330
11Cheltenham227962931-230
12Exeter218582729-229
13Wycombe217682928127
14Hartlepool217682423127
15Wimbledon207672324-127
16Plymouth217591622-626
17Accrington2165102329-623
18Bristol Rovers215791922-322
19Mansfield215792329-622
20Portsmouth215792736-922
21York214982428-421
22Torquay2156102233-1121
23Bury214892327-420
24Northampton2146111729-1218
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