League Two
WycombeWycombe Wanderers2Dag & RedDagenham & Redbridge0

Wycombe took advantage of Dagenham defender Scott Doe's first-half sending off to ease their relegation fears.

Doe was shown a red card for violent conduct after clashing with Steven Craig following the Wycombe forward's challenge on keeper Chris Lewington.

Craig opened the scoring from the spot early in the second half after Stuart Lewis was fouled by Brian Saah.

Max Kretzschmar doubled the lead with a fine strike 10 minutes later to end Dagenham's eight-game unbeaten run.

Kretzschmar hit a thunderous strike from the edge of the box following a neat lay-off from striker Matt McClure.

Wycombe remain three points above the bottom two while Dagenham are now six points off the play-off places.

Wycombe manager Gareth Ainsworth told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"This is another bunfight, and it's a crazy league. It's become a big three points today and nothing less than we deserve.

"Maybe the tide is just turning slightly in our favour, and what a great time to turn. We need this.

"The spirit we have at Wycombe is fantastic. They're not going to lay down and take it our boys. They're up for the fight."

[On Doe's red card]: "If you raise your hands to the someone's face it is a red card, so the referee's probably got the sending off right."

Dagenham & Redbridge manager Wayne Burnett told BBC London 94.9:

"I haven't got a problem with the sending off. Scott's raised his hands, put his hands near his face and I can't do anything about that.

"It wasn't a penalty and for the second goal we didn't close down quick enough. We shuffled the pack a little bit today but the sending off changed the game.

"We won't let up now and if anyone does they can go on their holidays now.

"They have got a job to do and I expect 100 percent work rate all the time. We will go right to the very end."

Line-ups

Wycombe

  • 1Ingram
  • 23Arnold
  • 11Wood
  • 4Scowen
  • 19Pierre
  • 33Rowe
  • 22Kretzschmar
  • 8Lewis
  • 20CraigBooked at 40minsSubstituted forPittmanat 81'minutes
  • 29McClureSubstituted forStycheat 85'minutes
  • 10BloomfieldSubstituted forMcCoyat 34'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2McCoy
  • 7Morgan
  • 13Horlock
  • 16Pittman
  • 18Kuffour
  • 27Styche
  • 28Togwell

Dag & Red

  • 1Lewington
  • 18Hoyte
  • 26ConnorsSubstituted forDicksonat 81'minutes
  • 8Ogogo
  • 5Saah
  • 4DoeBooked at 42mins
  • 15SaundersSubstituted forGayleat 43'minutes
  • 17Howell
  • 33Norris
  • 6BinghamSubstituted forAzeezat 54'minutes
  • 7Elito

Substitutes

  • 11Obafemi
  • 12D'Ath
  • 14Dickson
  • 20Shields
  • 22Gayle
  • 27Azeez
  • 30Seabright
Referee:
Geoff Eltringham
Attendance:
3,103

Match Stats

Home TeamWycombeAway TeamDag & Red
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home10
Away3
Shots on Target
Home7
Away1
Corners
Home13
Away2
Fouls
Home16
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Wycombe Wanderers 2, Dagenham and Redbridge 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Wycombe Wanderers 2, Dagenham and Redbridge 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Stuart Lewis (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Sam Wood (Wycombe Wanderers).

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    Foul by Stuart Lewis (Wycombe Wanderers).

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Foul by Reece Styche (Wycombe Wanderers).

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Foul by Jon-Paul Pittman (Wycombe Wanderers).

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Max Kretzschmar (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Reece Styche replaces Matt McClure.

  14. Post update

    Josh Scowen (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Ian Gayle (Dagenham and Redbridge).

  16. Post update

    Marvin McCoy (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Chris Dickson (Dagenham and Redbridge).

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. Nick Arnold (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Josh Scowen (Wycombe Wanderers).

  20. Post update

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

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