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Rochdale 0-1 Dagenham & Redbridge

Rhys Murphy

Dagenham & Redbridge secured their first away win since October thanks to Rhys Murphy's second-half strike.

Promotion-chasing Rochdale had a great chance to take the lead in the first half, but striker George Donnelly blazed over from four yards.

Donnelly was then denied by an acrobatic save by Chris Lewington.

But Murphy turned in Luke Wilkinson's cross from close range on 63 minutes to leave his side ninth in League Two - eights points shy of the play-offs.

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Rochdale manager Keith Hill told BBC Radio Manchester:

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Post-match: Rochdale manager Hill

"These supporters aren't on a blind date. They know what they are seeing, they know what we are trying to achieve and how we are trying to achieve it.

"Just because we go 1-0 down, we aren't going to go to back-to-front football. There has to be patience and understanding.

"They [the players] have to be encouraged when things aren't going our way. If they're not. They [the dissenting fans] are going to destroy everything that we are trying to build."

Line-ups

Rochdale

  • 1Lillis
  • 3BennettSubstituted forBunneyat 73'minutes
  • 16Done
  • 8Kennedy
  • 5Eastham
  • 22O'Connell
  • 7VincentiSubstituted forCumminsat 66'minutes
  • 12Lund
  • 9DonnellySubstituted forHoganat 58'minutes
  • 40Henderson
  • 25Rose

Substitutes

  • 2Rafferty
  • 11Hogan
  • 15Porter
  • 21Thomson
  • 24Allen
  • 29Cummins
  • 39Bunney

Dag & Red

  • 1Lewington
  • 18Hoyte
  • 26Connors
  • 8Ogogo
  • 2WilkinsonBooked at 59mins
  • 4Doe
  • 7Elito
  • 12D'Ath
  • 9MurphySubstituted forBinghamat 90+4'minutes
  • 33Norris
  • 41HinesSubstituted forDicksonat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Ilesanmi
  • 5Saah
  • 6Bingham
  • 11Obafemi
  • 14Dickson
  • 20Shields
  • 30Seabright
Referee:
Andy Madley
Attendance:
2,273

Match Stats

Home TeamRochdaleAway TeamDag & Red
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home17
Away6
Shots on Target
Home8
Away4
Corners
Home7
Away2
Fouls
Home14
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Rochdale 0, Dagenham and Redbridge 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Rochdale 0, Dagenham and Redbridge 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Dagenham and Redbridge. Billy Bingham replaces Rhys Murphy.

Attempt missed. Michael Rose (Rochdale) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left from a direct free kick.

Jack O'Connell (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Lawson D'Ath (Dagenham and Redbridge).

Matt Done (Rochdale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Medy Elito (Dagenham and Redbridge).

Corner, Dagenham and Redbridge. Conceded by Josh Lillis.

Attempt saved. Medy Elito (Dagenham and Redbridge) left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Ian Henderson (Rochdale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Chris Dickson (Dagenham and Redbridge).

Attempt saved. Chris Dickson (Dagenham and Redbridge) left footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Matt Done (Rochdale) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt blocked. Ian Henderson (Rochdale) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Dagenham and Redbridge. Chris Dickson replaces Zavon Hines.

Foul by Graham Cummins (Rochdale).

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

Attempt saved. Scott Hogan (Rochdale) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Scott Hogan (Rochdale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Matt Done (Rochdale) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Luke Wilkinson.

Foul by Michael Rose (Rochdale).

Zavon Hines (Dagenham and Redbridge) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt saved. Rhys Murphy (Dagenham and Redbridge) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Joe Bunney replaces Rhys Bennett.

Foul by Michael Rose (Rochdale).

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

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

Foul by Matthew Lund (Rochdale).

Attempt saved. Jason Kennedy (Rochdale) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Rhys Bennett (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Zavon Hines (Dagenham and Redbridge).

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Graham Cummins replaces Peter Vincenti.

Rhys Bennett (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Zavon Hines (Dagenham and Redbridge).

Goal!

Goal! Rochdale 0, Dagenham and Redbridge 1. Rhys Murphy (Dagenham and Redbridge) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Luke Wilkinson with a cross.

Foul by Matt Done (Rochdale).

Medy Elito (Dagenham and Redbridge) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Peter Vincenti (Rochdale) header from the left side of the box misses to the left following a set piece situation.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Chesterfield29159547262154
2Scunthorpe291312441271451
3Oxford Utd281310538221649
4Fleetwood281531045331248
5Southend28138735231247
6Rochdale2814594334947
7Burton2813873228447
8Newport2610973530539
9Dag & Red29109103736139
10Wimbledon29108113233-138
11Morecambe28108103337-438
12Plymouth2899102531-636
13York30811113437-335
14Cheltenham2881193539-435
15Hartlepool2998123035-535
16Exeter2897123337-434
17Accrington2788113238-632
18Portsmouth29711113342-932
19Mansfield29711113039-932
20Bury27710103134-331
21Bristol Rovers2879122631-530
22Wycombe2878133238-629
23Torquay2878132841-1329
24Northampton2758142137-1623
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