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Newport County 1-2 Dagenham & Redbridge

Newport County Robbie Wilmott
Newport County Robbie Wilmott

Dagenham manager Wayne Burnett was sent off during his side's victory against Newport County at Rodney Parade.

Burnett was sent to the stand for verbally abusing referee Charles Breakspear at half-time, while County captain David Pipe was sent off after a second yellow card in the 86th minute.

Medy Elito's first-half double proved enough to seal a Dagenham win.

County's Chris Zebroski had a penalty hit the crossbar before Robbie Willmott's free-kick made it 2-1.

County dominated a bad-tempered clash for long periods against the visitors but have now won once in their last 15 games.

Newport County manager Justin Edinburgh told BBC Radio Wales:

"We cannot keep saying the luck is not with us, we have had enough opportunities but we have not taken them.

"We have to realise that the situation we are now in is very difficult. [The penalty miss] was massive. It's 1-all and a completely different game.

"Even after 2-0 we have hit the post and then gone in at half-time at 2-1. Credit to the players because we have shown the effort and the commitment, but we have to show more than that now.

"We need more quality, a little more guile and know-how to rediscover how to win a football match.

"It is easier said than done but we have nine games now to find two wins to make sure we we don't let all the hard work over the first 22 games fizzle away."

Dagenham coach Warren Hackett told BBC London 94.9:

"We knew it would be a very direct game and we played similarly to them and got our just rewards quite early on.

"Medy is going through a great vein of form at the moment and is giving us the extra bit of class we need.

"We have got some good form away from home and it would be good if we can match that at home. We can hurt teams.

"We are not going to get carried away. We will just get as many points on the table as we can and see where it takes us. The league is wide open."

Line-ups

Newport

  • 33McLoughlin
  • 2PipeBooked at 87mins
  • 3Hughes
  • 15Burge
  • 19NaylorBooked at 83mins
  • 21AnthonySubstituted forJacksonat 31'minutes
  • 12Willmott
  • 8MinshullBooked at 67mins
  • 11Zebroski
  • 9CrowSubstituted forJolleyat 64'minutes
  • 4PorterSubstituted forChapmanat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Chapman
  • 14Jeffers
  • 17Flynn
  • 18Jackson
  • 22Worley
  • 23Jolley
  • 24Amadi-Holloway

Dag & Red

  • 1Lewington
  • 3Ilesanmi
  • 8Ogogo
  • 7ElitoBooked at 45mins
  • 4Doe
  • 5Saah
  • 6Bingham
  • 12D'AthBooked at 24mins
  • 33NorrisSubstituted forHowellat 90'minutes
  • 27AzeezBooked at 45mins
  • 18HoyteBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 10Chambers
  • 14Dickson
  • 17Howell
  • 20Shields
  • 22Gayle
  • 26Connors
  • 30Seabright
Referee:
Charles Breakspear
Attendance:
2,360

Match Stats

Home TeamNewportAway TeamDag & Red
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home9
Away10
Shots on Target
Home2
Away6
Corners
Home8
Away3
Fouls
Home14
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Newport County 1, Dagenham and Redbridge 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Newport County 1, Dagenham and Redbridge 2.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Robbie Willmott (Newport County).

  4. Post update

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

  5. Booking

    Gavin Hoyte (Dagenham and Redbridge) is shown the yellow card.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Dagenham and Redbridge. Luke Howell replaces Luke Norris because of an injury.

  7. Post update

    Ryan Burge (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Luke Norris (Dagenham and Redbridge).

  9. Dismissal

    Second yellow card to David Pipe (Newport County).

  10. Post update

    Foul by David Pipe (Newport County).

  11. Post update

    Luke Norris (Dagenham and Redbridge) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Billy Bingham.

  13. Booking

    Tom Naylor (Newport County) is shown the yellow card.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Tom Naylor (Newport County).

  15. Post update

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

  16. Booking

    David Pipe (Newport County) is shown the yellow card.

  17. Post update

    Foul by David Pipe (Newport County).

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Adam Chapman (Newport County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Andrew Hughes (Newport County).