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Plymouth Argyle 3-0 Dagenham & Redbridge

Reuben Reid
Reuben Reid also netted twice - including a penalty - in Plymouth's last 3-0 win, against Portsmouth in November

A Reuben Reid brace helped Plymouth Argyle ease past Dagenham & Redbridge and move up to fifth in League Two.

He was left with a simple, close-range finish to open the scoring from Lewis Alessandra's cross.

And Reid turned provider for namesake Bobby after half-time, the midfielder doubling the advantage from 12 yards.

Reuben Reid then confirmed the win with his 11th league goal of the season, scoring from the penalty spot, while the visitors offered little in reply.

Plymouth are now three points behind the automatic promotion places, while Dagenham & Redbridge are just two points above the relegation zone.

Dagenham manager Wayne Burnett told BBC London 94.9:

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Burnett on Plymouth v Dagenham

"We had a number of chances and I thought that we were probably the better team in the first half.

"They've hit us on the break and before you know it it's in the back of our net.

"We needed to get a few more balls into their box but I felt there were some real positives today.

"I've spoken to the players and I just said to them that everyone is going to be needed.

"We've got a busy Christmas period but I've got no doubts whatsoever with this group of players. We're convinced that we'll turn this around."

Line-ups

Plymouth

  • 23McCormick
  • 28O'Connor
  • 16McHugh
  • 25Bentley
  • 2Mellor
  • 4Cox
  • 17ReidBooked at 79minsSubstituted forHarveyat 84'minutes
  • 6Norburn
  • 13Kellett
  • 7AlessandraSubstituted forBantonat 82'minutes
  • 9ReidSubstituted forMorganat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Bittner
  • 3Purrington
  • 8Banton
  • 10Morgan
  • 14Harvey
  • 19Thomas
  • 24Allen

Dag & Red

  • 30Cousins
  • 4Doe
  • 25ObileyeBooked at 22mins
  • 5Saah
  • 2Batt
  • 28Boucaud
  • 15LabadieSubstituted forMurphyat 54'minutes
  • 6Bingham
  • 33WiddowsonBooked at 77mins
  • 27YusuffSubstituted forJakubiakat 54'minutes
  • 7CuretonSubstituted forAgyemangat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1O'Brien
  • 9Murphy
  • 10Chambers
  • 17Howell
  • 21Partridge
  • 34Agyemang
  • 35Jakubiak
Referee:
Carl Berry
Attendance:
7,176

Match Stats

Home TeamPlymouthAway TeamDag & Red
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home12
Away6
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away2
Fouls
Home15
Away18

Live Text

Match ends, Plymouth Argyle 3, Dagenham and Redbridge 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Plymouth Argyle 3, Dagenham and Redbridge 0.

Lee Cox (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Rhys Murphy (Dagenham and Redbridge).

Foul by Aaron Bentley (Plymouth Argyle).

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

Marvin Morgan (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Scott Doe (Dagenham and Redbridge).

Foul by Marvin Morgan (Plymouth Argyle).

Brian Saah (Dagenham and Redbridge) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Jason Banton (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Scott Doe (Dagenham and Redbridge).

Foul by Andy Kellett (Plymouth Argyle).

Damien Batt (Dagenham and Redbridge) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Jason Banton (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Damien Batt (Dagenham and Redbridge).

Foul by Marvin Morgan (Plymouth Argyle).

Brian Saah (Dagenham and Redbridge) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Tyler Harvey replaces Bobby Reid.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Marvin Morgan replaces Reuben Reid.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Jason Banton replaces Lewis Alessandra.

Attempt blocked. Aaron Bentley (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Joe Widdowson.

Booking

Bobby Reid (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Plymouth Argyle 3, Dagenham and Redbridge 0. Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Booking

Joe Widdowson (Dagenham and Redbridge) is shown the yellow card.

Penalty Plymouth Argyle. Lewis Alessandra draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Ayo Obileye (Dagenham and Redbridge) after a foul in the penalty area.

Attempt missed. Ayo Obileye (Dagenham and Redbridge) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Corner, Dagenham and Redbridge. Conceded by Andy Kellett.

Foul by Bobby Reid (Plymouth Argyle).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Dagenham and Redbridge. Patrick Agyemang replaces Jamie Cureton.

Kelvin Mellor (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Alex Jakubiak (Dagenham and Redbridge).

Corner, Dagenham and Redbridge. Conceded by Kelvin Mellor.

Attempt missed. Lee Cox (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Ayo Obileye.

Attempt missed. Lewis Alessandra (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wycombe21126336191742
2Shrewsbury21124531151640
3Luton21124526151140
4Burton2212463023740
5Plymouth21114628131537
6Southend2110562219335
7Newport219753024634
8Exeter229763027334
9Bury219483027331
10Morecambe219392322130
11Accrington219393235-330
12Cambridge218583225729
13Stevenage218492829-128
14Portsmouth217682526-127
15Wimbledon217682730-327
16Mansfield217591725-826
17Oxford Utd216782326-325
18Cheltenham216782030-1025
19Northampton2173113032-224
20Dag & Red2163122534-921
21Carlisle2163122740-1321
22York2131172228-620
23Tranmere2147102127-619
24Hartlepool2134141539-2413
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