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Wycombe Wanderers 2-0 Dagenham & Redbridge

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:

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Post-match: Wycombe boss Ainsworth

"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:

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Post-match: Daggers boss Burnett

"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

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

Full Time

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

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

Foul by Sam Wood (Wycombe Wanderers).

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

Foul by Stuart Lewis (Wycombe Wanderers).

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

Foul by Reece Styche (Wycombe Wanderers).

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

Foul by Jon-Paul Pittman (Wycombe Wanderers).

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

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

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Reece Styche replaces Matt McClure.

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

Foul by Ian Gayle (Dagenham and Redbridge).

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

Foul by Chris Dickson (Dagenham and Redbridge).

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

Foul by Josh Scowen (Wycombe Wanderers).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Dagenham and Redbridge. Chris Dickson replaces Jack Connors.

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Jon-Paul Pittman replaces Steven Craig.

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Gavin Hoyte.

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

Hand ball by Stuart Lewis (Wycombe Wanderers).

Foul by Josh Scowen (Wycombe Wanderers).

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

Stuart Lewis (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Abu Ogogo (Dagenham and Redbridge).

Foul by Josh Scowen (Wycombe Wanderers).

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

Marvin McCoy (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Adebayo Azeez (Dagenham and Redbridge).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Steven Craig (Wycombe Wanderers) because of an injury.

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

Matt McClure (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Abu Ogogo (Dagenham and Redbridge).

Goal!

Goal! Wycombe Wanderers 2, Dagenham and Redbridge 0. Max Kretzschmar (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Matt McClure.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Rochdale412291064392575
2Scunthorpe411918462372575
3Chesterfield411914863372671
4Fleetwood412081359461368
5Burton41181494337668
6Southend4116141150371362
7York411515114638860
8Oxford Utd411514124943659
9Plymouth401510154445-155
10Dag & Red411315134849-154
11Bury411217124944553
12Mansfield411314144352-953
13Cheltenham411215144755-851
14Newport401214144852-450
15Hartlepool411310184647-149
16Accrington411213164750-349
17Wimbledon411213164248-649
18Morecambe411212174559-1448
19Portsmouth411115154156-1548
20Exeter411211184753-647
21Bristol Rovers411114163745-847
22Wycombe411113174148-746
23Northampton411013183454-2043
24Torquay4199233559-2436
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