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Newport County 2-3 Dagenham & Redbridge

Dagenham & Redbridge goalkeeper Mark Cousins was in good form against Newport
Dagenham & Redbridge goalkeeper Mark Cousins was in good form against Newport

Newport County's League Two play-off hopes were given another blow as they were beaten by Dagenham & Redbridge.

Playing their first match since sacking jailed striker Chris Zebroski, Newport were in command but failed to score.

That proved costly when Ashley Hemmings headed the visitors in front with 12 minutes left, before Christian Doidge and Alex Jakubiak sealed victory.

David Tutonda and Aaron O'Connor struck late for Newport, who are three points behind seventh-placed Plymouth.

Having lost their last three matches, Newport manager Jimmy Dack had said prior to this game they needed to win their remaining three fixtures to stand any chance of reclaiming their place in the top seven.

County dominated possession in the first half and created a handful of chances, the best of which fell to Yan Klukowski, whose neat left-footed volley from a Ryan Jackson cross flashed narrowly wide.

The hosts continued to press after the break, and O'Connor was denied as his close-range effort was brilliantly pushed on to the crossbar by Mark Cousins.

Dagenham's goalkeeper made another spectacular save to tip over Regan Poole's volley after an hour, before the visitors turned the game on its head.

With 12 minutes remaining, Andre Boucard's curling free-kick was headed in by Hemmings to put mid-table Dagenham in front against the run of play.

They doubled their lead just two minutes later as Doidge fired in from close range, and Newport's fate was sealed soon afterwards when Jakubiak slotted in a third.

Tutonda's mazy run and neat finish - followed by O'Connor's close-range effort - narrowed County's deficit in the closing stages, but a fourth successive defeat leaves their promotion hopes hanging by a thread.

Dagenham & Redbridge first team coach Warren Hackett told BBC London 94.9:

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Hackett on Newport v Dag & Redbridge

"I'd say it was a very good win, we came under pressure in the first 20 minutes of the first half and the boys did well to be resilient and not concede.

"A little bit disappointed to have conceded the two goals at the end of the game, our game management could have been better but ultimately I'm happy.

"The goals we conceded takes the gloss off a fantastic away win but we're pleased to be going away with three points."

Line-ups

Newport

  • 30Day
  • 2Jackson
  • 26Poole
  • 3Feely
  • 13Sandell
  • 27Tutonda
  • 7ChapmanSubstituted forParkerat 82'minutes
  • 33Byrne
  • 18KlukowskiSubstituted forPattenat 90+2'minutes
  • 10O'Connor
  • 20StoreySubstituted forCollinsat 88'minutes

Substitutes

  • 14Jeffers
  • 17Flynn
  • 19Patten
  • 22Owen-Evans
  • 24Parker
  • 25Stephens
  • 39Collins

Dag & Red

  • 30Cousins
  • 21Partridge
  • 4Doe
  • 22Gayle
  • 33Widdowson
  • 17HowellSubstituted forJakubiakat 26'minutes
  • 29RaymondSubstituted forDoidgeat 76'minutes
  • 8Ogogo
  • 28Boucaud
  • 23HemmingsSubstituted forChambersat 87'minutes
  • 7Cureton

Substitutes

  • 3Connors
  • 10Chambers
  • 12Doidge
  • 27Yusuff
  • 32Jones
  • 35Jakubiak
  • 38Moore
Referee:
Andy Woolmer
Attendance:
2,737

Match Stats

Home TeamNewportAway TeamDag & Red
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home11
Away7
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home14
Away3
Fouls
Home7
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Newport County 2, Dagenham and Redbridge 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Newport County 2, Dagenham and Redbridge 3.

Goal!

Goal! Newport County 2, Dagenham and Redbridge 3. Aaron O'Connor (Newport County) from a free kick with a left footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Kyle Patten (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ian Gayle (Dagenham and Redbridge).

Attempt missed. Jamie Cureton (Dagenham and Redbridge) left footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Kyle Patten replaces Yan Klukowski.

Goal!

Goal! Newport County 1, Dagenham and Redbridge 3. David Tutonda (Newport County) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Newport County 0, Dagenham and Redbridge 3. Alex Jakubiak (Dagenham and Redbridge) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Christian Doidge.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Aaron Collins replaces Miles Storey.

Substitution

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

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Mark Cousins.

Attempt saved. Yan Klukowski (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Scott Doe.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Joe Parker replaces Adam Chapman.

Goal!

Goal! Newport County 0, Dagenham and Redbridge 2. Christian Doidge (Dagenham and Redbridge) right footed shot from outside the box to the centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Newport County 0, Dagenham and Redbridge 1. Ashley Hemmings (Dagenham and Redbridge) header from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Andre Boucaud with a cross.

Foul by Regan Poole (Newport County).

Ashley Hemmings (Dagenham and Redbridge) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Dagenham and Redbridge. Christian Doidge replaces Frankie Raymond.

Foul by Andy Sandell (Newport County).

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

Foul by David Tutonda (Newport County).

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

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Ian Gayle.

Attempt blocked. Mark Byrne (Newport County) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Mark Cousins.

Attempt saved. Regan Poole (Newport County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Ian Gayle.

Attempt missed. Miles Storey (Newport County) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Hand ball by Matt Partridge (Dagenham and Redbridge).

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Joe Widdowson.

Attempt missed. Alex Jakubiak (Dagenham and Redbridge) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Mark Cousins.

Attempt saved. Aaron O'Connor (Newport County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Dagenham and Redbridge. Conceded by Kevin Feely.

Corner, Dagenham and Redbridge. Conceded by David Tutonda.

Corner, Dagenham and Redbridge. Conceded by Kevin Feely.

David Tutonda (Newport County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Alex Jakubiak (Dagenham and Redbridge).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton442610863362788
2Shrewsbury442681066293786
3Wycombe442215764422281
4Bury432471257391879
5Southend432212951351678
6Stevenage441912136152969
7Plymouth4418111550351565
8Luton441811155243965
9Newport441711164953-462
10Northampton44187196456861
11Exeter441613155862-461
12Morecambe441512174951-257
13Wimbledon441415155357-457
14Dag & Red44168205357-456
15Oxford Utd441316154749-255
16Portsmouth441314174952-353
17Accrington441411195672-1653
18Cambridge441312195961-251
19York441118154548-351
20Carlisle44147235370-1749
21Mansfield44139223658-2248
22Hartlepool44118253466-3241
23Cheltenham44913223965-2640
24Tranmere44912234363-2039
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