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Northampton Town 1-2 Dagenham & Redbridge

Two goals from Matt McClure secured Dagenham & Redbridge a first league win of the season as they came from behind to win at Northampton Town.

The Cobblers took the lead on 23 minutes when Marc Richards headed home Nicky Adams' enticing cross.

McClure levelled five minutes later when he headed in Ashley Hemmings' cross at the back post.

A mix-up between Rod McDonald and keeper Adam Smith allowed McClure to tap into an empty net before half-time.

Smith almost single-handedly kept the home side in the game after the break as he denied Christian Doidge and Hemmings.

Dagenham's first win over Northampton in 11 attempts lifted them out of the League Two relegation zone.

Dagenham & Redbridge manager Wayne Burnett told BBC London 94.9:

"It's the first time we've beat Northampton as a club and the first time I have beaten Chris Wilder. I am pleased I have managed to beat him at last.

"It [the win] has been a long time coming. We should have won at Wycombe away and we should have probably beaten Stevenage.

"We had a number of chances to put the game to bed but we just couldn't find it and the longer the game goes on the more opportunities the home team are going to have.

"They put us under pressure certainly towards the end but we were resilient."

Line-ups

Northampton

  • 1Smith
  • 12LelanBooked at 41minsSubstituted forCalvert-Lewinat 74'minutes
  • 6CresswellBooked at 80mins
  • 18McDonald
  • 16Buchanan
  • 10Adams
  • 19WatsonBooked at 11mins
  • 15PotterSubstituted forHackettat 31'minutes
  • 8Byrom
  • 7D'AthSubstituted forHoskinsat 52'minutes
  • 9Richards

Substitutes

  • 4Taylor
  • 14Hoskins
  • 17Corry
  • 20Calvert-Lewin
  • 21O'Toole
  • 22Hackett
  • 26Clarke

Dag & Red

  • 1O'Brien
  • 2PassleyBooked at 65mins
  • 5Nosworthy
  • 29ObileyeBooked at 77mins
  • 33Widdowson
  • 10ChambersSubstituted forHinesat 71'minutes
  • 14Richards
  • 25FerdinandBooked at 59mins
  • 23Hemmings
  • 9McClureSubstituted forDikamonaat 90+1'minutes
  • 12Doidge

Substitutes

  • 6Dikamona
  • 7Cureton
  • 11Hines
  • 17Jones
  • 18Raymond
  • 30Cousins
Referee:
Charles Breakspear
Attendance:
4,032

Match Stats

Home TeamNorthamptonAway TeamDag & Red
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home7
Away8
Shots on Target
Home2
Away5
Corners
Home9
Away3
Fouls
Home12
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Northampton Town 1, Dagenham and Redbridge 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Northampton Town 1, Dagenham and Redbridge 2.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Christian Doidge (Dagenham and Redbridge) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Chris Hackett (Northampton Town).

  5. Post update

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

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Dagenham and Redbridge. Clévid Dikamona replaces Matt McClure.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Watson (Northampton Town).

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Zavon Hines.

  10. Post update

    Ryan Watson (Northampton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Ashley Hemmings (Dagenham and Redbridge).

  12. Booking

    Ryan Cresswell (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Cresswell (Northampton Town).

  15. Post update

    Sam Hoskins (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Matt Richards (Dagenham and Redbridge).

  17. Booking

    Ayo Obileye (Dagenham and Redbridge) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  18. Post update

    Sam Hoskins (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Ayo Obileye (Dagenham and Redbridge).

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Northampton Town. Dominic Calvert-Lewin replaces Josh Lelan.