League Two
PlymouthPlymouth Argyle3Dag & RedDagenham & Redbridge0

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:

"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

Formation 3-5-2

  • 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

Formation 3-5-2

  • 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

  1. Post update

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

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by Rhys Murphy (Dagenham and Redbridge).

  5. Post update

    Foul by Aaron Bentley (Plymouth Argyle).

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Foul by Scott Doe (Dagenham and Redbridge).

  9. Post update

    Foul by Marvin Morgan (Plymouth Argyle).

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Foul by Scott Doe (Dagenham and Redbridge).

  13. Post update

    Foul by Andy Kellett (Plymouth Argyle).

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Foul by Damien Batt (Dagenham and Redbridge).

  17. Post update

    Foul by Marvin Morgan (Plymouth Argyle).

  18. Post update

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

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Tyler Harvey replaces Bobby Reid.

  20. Post update

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