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Northampton Town 1-0 Dagenham & Redbridge

Ricky Holmes scored the only goal of the game as Northampton made it back-to-back wins by beating Dagenham.

The Cobblers started brightly as John-Joe O'Toole had his close-range effort blocked while Ryan Cresswell's header was cleared off the line.

Daggers' Rhys Murphy could have broken the deadlock when he raced clear but his lob over keeper Matt Duke was high.

Holmes then fired in off the upright from 15 yards on the hour mark after O'Toole's break down the right.

Northampton's victory lifted them up to 15th in the table, while Dagenham slipped to second-from-bottom, behind Tranmere on goal difference.

Northampton Town manager Chris Wilder told BBC Radio Northampton:

"I thought we were excellent from setting foot on the field until we walked off it. We had to be patient and keep our concentration.

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Wilder on Northampton v Dagenham

"Being greedy, maybe we should've won the game more comfortably, but I thought everybody played their part in a really good performance.

"We've got some good experience and a lot of energy in the team. I enjoyed watching the team.

"You get judged on your signings. Brendan (Moloney) was outstanding first half, Ricky gives us a spark and Jason (Taylor) does a fantastic job in the middle of the park."

Dagenham & Redbridge boss Wayne Burnett told BBC London 94.9:

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Burnett on Northampton v Dagenham

"They were a very good team, with some good players. With the quality and calibre of players they have, it's very very difficult.

"We've only scored one goal in the last four games, which isn't ideal. It's been difficult.

"At times we were our own worst enemy. For the goal we should have made a different decision - the pass wasn't the right one and before you know it it's in the back of our goal.

"When they scored the momentum went with them."

Line-ups

Northampton

  • 1Duke
  • 3Horwood
  • 6Collins
  • 36Cresswell
  • 2Moloney
  • 26HolmesSubstituted forToneyat 90+2'minutes
  • 25Byrom
  • 21TaylorBooked at 43mins
  • 19D'Ath
  • 9Richards
  • 10O'TooleBooked at 83minsSubstituted forHackettat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Carter
  • 11Hackett
  • 12Tozer
  • 13Snedker
  • 16Diamond
  • 17Robertson
  • 24Toney

Dag & Red

  • 30Cousins
  • 2BattBooked at 49mins
  • 25Obileye
  • 4Doe
  • 3Connors
  • 6Bingham
  • 28Boucaud
  • 15Labadie
  • 9MurphySubstituted forCuretonat 65'minutes
  • 23HemmingsSubstituted forChambersat 82'minutes
  • 35JakubiakSubstituted forYusuffat 65'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1O'Brien
  • 5Saah
  • 7Cureton
  • 10Chambers
  • 17Howell
  • 27Yusuff
  • 33Widdowson
Referee:
Charles Breakspear
Attendance:
4,122

Match Stats

Home TeamNorthamptonAway TeamDag & Red
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home13
Away5
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home10
Away1
Fouls
Home13
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Northampton Town 1, Dagenham and Redbridge 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Northampton Town 1, Dagenham and Redbridge 0.

Evan Horwood (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joss Labadie (Dagenham and Redbridge).

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Ivan Toney replaces Ricky Holmes.

Attempt missed. Andre Boucaud (Dagenham and Redbridge) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Dagenham and Redbridge. Conceded by Evan Horwood.

Attempt saved. Joss Labadie (Dagenham and Redbridge) header from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the bottom left corner.

Ricky Holmes (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Joss Labadie (Dagenham and Redbridge).

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Chris Hackett replaces John-Joe O'Toole.

Booking

John-Joe O'Toole (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by John-Joe O'Toole (Northampton Town).

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

Lawson D'Ath (Northampton Town) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

Substitution

Substitution, Dagenham and Redbridge. Ashley Chambers replaces Ashley Hemmings.

Attempt blocked. Joel Byrom (Northampton Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Damien Batt.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Mark Cousins.

Attempt saved. Joel Byrom (Northampton Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Hand ball by Damien Batt (Dagenham and Redbridge).

Foul by Ricky Holmes (Northampton Town).

Joss Labadie (Dagenham and Redbridge) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Brendon Moloney (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Ricky Holmes (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Damien Batt (Dagenham and Redbridge).

Foul by John-Joe O'Toole (Northampton Town).

Joss Labadie (Dagenham and Redbridge) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Damien Batt.

Substitution

Substitution, Dagenham and Redbridge. Jamie Cureton replaces Rhys Murphy.

Substitution

Substitution, Dagenham and Redbridge. Ade Yusuff replaces Alex Jakubiak.

Foul by John-Joe O'Toole (Northampton Town).

Andre Boucaud (Dagenham and Redbridge) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. John-Joe O'Toole (Northampton Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Ricky Holmes (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Alex Jakubiak (Dagenham and Redbridge).

Goal!

Goal! Northampton Town 1, Dagenham and Redbridge 0. Ricky Holmes (Northampton Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by John-Joe O'Toole.

Attempt saved. Rhys Murphy (Dagenham and Redbridge) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. John-Joe O'Toole (Northampton Town) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Jack Connors.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wycombe26149340211951
2Burton26155636251150
3Shrewsbury26146636162048
4Luton25137529171246
5Newport2613763629746
6Southend2612862722544
7Stevenage2612593732541
8Exeter2711793637-140
9Plymouth26116929181139
10Bury2511593631538
11Morecambe26106102624236
12Cambridge251051039291035
13Wimbledon2596103536-133
14Accrington24103113440-633
15Northampton2694133738-131
16Portsmouth2578102731-429
17Oxford Utd2678112834-629
18Cheltenham2678112336-1329
19York2651292631-527
20Mansfield2576122133-1227
21Carlisle2683153247-1527
22Tranmere2568112630-426
23Dag & Red2675142637-1126
24Hartlepool2645171846-2817
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