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Stevenage 0-1 Dagenham & Redbridge

Stevenage's hopes of a League Two play-off place were dented as Dagenham and Redbridge sealed all three points at the Lamex Stadium.

The hosts were unlucky not to break the deadlock when Tom Pett crossed for Charlie Lee, who nodded over the bar.

The Daggers took the lead in the second half when Luke Howell latched onto Christian Doidge's cross to poke home.

Stevenage pushed for a leveller but visiting keeper Mark Cousins denied Bruno Andrade's late effort.

Dagenham's winner came in a controversial circumstances, as the linesman raised his flag for an offside on Joss Labadie when the ball was played through, but as he did not touch the ball, play continued and Howell scored.

Stevenage manager Graham Westley told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"For an official to put his flag up, stop, give an offside decision and for a back four to stop, clearly be affected by the flag up and for the ball to end up in your net and be allowed. You can see there was a problem and the referee was very confused.

"People are telling me, in the second phase of that goal there was another offside, but the linesman couldn't see it because he'd stopped.

"There's a horrendous decision that's been made, it's another decision that's gone against us and it's a horrific way to lose a football match."

Dagenham and Redbridge Wayne Burnett told BBC London 94.9:

"It was a very, very good performance.

"We changed the team today because it wasn't conducive of how we wanted to try and play and I left our top goal scorer out - sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't and today it worked.

"We played some OK football at times, but we know we can do better, but we played the conditions today."

Line-ups

Stevenage

Formation 4-4-2

  • 16Day
  • 25HenryBooked at 90mins
  • 19Wells
  • 3DembeleSubstituted forAndradeat 87'minutes
  • 23Okimo
  • 11PettSubstituted forKennedyat 75'minutes
  • 18Parrett
  • 37Keane
  • 22Lee
  • 50MartinSubstituted forWhelpdaleat 45'minutes
  • 41Lisbie

Substitutes

  • 1Beasant
  • 6Bond
  • 7Whelpdale
  • 8Walton
  • 24Johnson
  • 33Kennedy
  • 36Andrade

Dag & Red

Formation 4-4-2

  • 30Cousins
  • 33Widdowson
  • 4Doe
  • 8Ogogo
  • 6BinghamSubstituted forPartridgeat 80'minutes
  • 15LabadieBooked at 90mins
  • 17HowellBooked at 86mins
  • 25Obileye
  • 28Boucaud
  • 23Hemmings
  • 12DoidgeBooked at 56minsSubstituted forCuretonat 75'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 7Cureton
  • 10Chambers
  • 21Partridge
  • 22Gayle
  • 27Yusuff
  • 35Jakubiak
  • 38Moore
Referee:
Dean Whitestone
Attendance:
2,795

Match Stats

Home TeamStevenageAway TeamDag & Red
Possession
Home60%
Away40%
Shots
Home7
Away4
Shots on Target
Home1
Away2
Corners
Home13
Away3
Fouls
Home8
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Stevenage 0, Dagenham and Redbridge 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Stevenage 0, Dagenham and Redbridge 1.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Mark Cousins.

  4. Post update

    Attempt saved. Bruno Andrade (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  5. Booking

    Joss Labadie (Dagenham and Redbridge) is shown the yellow card.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Joe Widdowson.

  7. Booking

    Ronnie Henry (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Ronnie Henry (Stevenage).

  9. Post update

    Jamie Cureton (Dagenham and Redbridge) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Booking

    Jamie Cureton (Dagenham and Redbridge) is shown the yellow card.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Andre Boucaud.

  12. Post update

    Dean Wells (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Ashley Hemmings (Dagenham and Redbridge).

  14. Post update

    Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Abu Ogogo.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Abu Ogogo.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Stevenage. Bruno Andrade replaces Bira Dembélé.

  17. Booking

    Luke Howell (Dagenham and Redbridge) is shown the yellow card.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Dagenham and Redbridge. Conceded by Bira Dembélé.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Bira Dembélé (Stevenage) header from the left side of the six yard box is too high.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Abu Ogogo.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton38237856322476
2Shrewsbury38218956282871
3Wycombe371814554342068
4Bury382071150371367
5Southend38171294435963
6Luton371610114334958
7Newport381610124342158
8Plymouth381691342281457
9Stevenage38169135246657
10Exeter381412125152-154
11Northampton38165175649753
12Wimbledon381410144949052
13Portsmouth381213134442249
14Morecambe381310154043-349
15Dag & Red38147174651-549
16Accrington38137184763-1646
17Mansfield38129173246-1445
18Cambridge381111165151044
19Oxford Utd381013153845-743
20Carlisle38125214562-1741
21York38717143745-838
22Tranmere38910194054-1437
23Cheltenham38813173555-2037
24Hartlepool38106222957-2836
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