League Two
Dag & RedDagenham & Redbridge0NorthamptonNorthampton Town3
Ivan Toney celebrates scoring for Northampton Town

Teenager Ivan Toney scored his first ever senior goals to defeat Dagenham and pull Northampton Town out of the League Two relegation zone for the first time since September.

The 18-year-old headed in a cross from Ian Morris, who then scored one himself with a spectacular long-range effort.

Toney, making his second league start, then netted a stunning overhead kick with his back to goal.

Daggers had a Luke Norris header saved, but the Cobblers edged towards safety.

Visiting keeper Matt Duke also had to save from Medy Elito and at the other end Chris Hackett's free-kick was kept out by Jordan Seabright.

With Wycombe losing to fellow relegation rivals Bristol Rovers, Northampton boss Chris Wilder can now preserve his side's Football League status with a point from next week's visit of Oxford United, the club he opted to quit in January.

Northampton Town manager Chris Wilder told BBC Radio Northampton:

"We couldn't have asked for anything more. They were three quality goals and we've had fantastic support.

"Ivan Toney gave us a spark last week and he deserved to play, regardless of his age. Both he and John Marquis set us off on the front foot.

"We had to pick the right side and the right tactics today, and we've got the result. Now we have to do the same again next week."

Line-ups

Dag & Red

  • 30Seabright
  • 18Hoyte
  • 3IlesanmiSubstituted forD'Athat 68'minutes
  • 8OgogoBooked at 72mins
  • 5Saah
  • 4Doe
  • 17Howell
  • 26Connors
  • 33NorrisSubstituted forTurgottat 90'minutes
  • 11ObafemiSubstituted forShieldsat 45'minutes
  • 7Elito

Substitutes

  • 1Lewington
  • 6Bingham
  • 12D'Ath
  • 15Saunders
  • 20Shields
  • 22Gayle
  • 25Turgott

Northampton

  • 1Duke
  • 11HackettBooked at 16minsSubstituted forLangmeadat 90+1'minutes
  • 25Horwood
  • 29Robertson
  • 23Diamond
  • 12Tozer
  • 34RavenhillBooked at 75mins
  • 8Morris
  • 24ToneySubstituted forMcSweeneyat 80'minutes
  • 9MarquisSubstituted forSinclairat 73'minutes
  • 4Carter

Substitutes

  • 2McSweeney
  • 5Langmead
  • 7Sinclair
  • 13Snedker
  • 17Deegan
  • 18Connell
  • 27Kouo-Doumbe
Referee:
Scott Mathieson
Attendance:
2,668

Match Stats

Home TeamDag & RedAway TeamNorthampton
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home7
Away7
Shots on Target
Home2
Away5
Corners
Home2
Away4
Fouls
Home14
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Dagenham and Redbridge 0, Northampton Town 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Dagenham and Redbridge 0, Northampton Town 3.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Brian Saah (Dagenham and Redbridge).

  4. Post update

    Emile Sinclair (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    Darren Carter (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Northampton Town. Kelvin Langmead replaces Chris Hackett.

  8. Substitution

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

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by Emile Sinclair (Northampton Town).

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Northampton Town. Leon McSweeney replaces Ivan Toney because of an injury.

  13. Booking

    Richard Ravenhill (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card.

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Foul by Richard Ravenhill (Northampton Town).

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Luke Howell (Dagenham and Redbridge) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Northampton Town. Emile Sinclair replaces John Marquis.

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Foul by Darren Carter (Northampton Town).

  20. Booking

    Abu Ogogo (Dagenham and Redbridge) is shown the yellow card.

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