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Dagenham & Redbridge 0-3 Cambridge United

Robbie Simpson
Robbie Simpson had not scored since 10 October before his double on Boxing Day

Robbie Simpson came off the bench to score a double and help Cambridge United to an easy win over managerless strugglers Dagenham & Redbridge.

The Daggers had the better of the first half with Jamie Cureton and Kyle Vassell both shooting narrowly wide.

The visitors took the lead when Luke Berry's deflected cross was headed home by Simpson with his first touch.

Simpson hammered home a free-kick and Barry Corr headed in to give the U's a fourth win in five League Two matches.

Dagenham & Redbridge coach Darren Currie told BBC Radio London:

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Currie on Dagenham v Cambridge

"It's been difficult for everyone concerned. The club traditionally backs their managers so they've had to do something that they're not familiar with this week.

"We've obviously been left with the responsibility this week of preparing the boys for the game and the lads have been disappointed because they've lost a manager that they liked.

"I feel like we say the same things all the time. We've had one or two opportunities, we haven't taken them and then in the second half you're asking for a minimum of a repeat performance and we end up losing 3-0 quite comfortably in the end."

Line-ups

Dag & Red

  • 1O'Brien
  • 32Hoyte
  • 29Obileye
  • 24PaskSubstituted forDikamonaat 90+2'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 33WiddowsonBooked at 82mins
  • 2Passley
  • 4LabadieBooked at 17mins
  • 26DunneBooked at 29mins
  • 23HemmingsSubstituted forDoidgeat 66'minutes
  • 15VassellBooked at 45minsSubstituted forJonesat 67'minutes
  • 7Cureton

Substitutes

  • 6Dikamona
  • 8Boucaud
  • 10Chambers
  • 12Doidge
  • 17Jones
  • 18Raymond
  • 30Cousins

Cambridge

  • 13Beasant
  • 3TaylorSubstituted forOmozusiat 36'minutes
  • 5Roberts
  • 6Legge
  • 11Dunk
  • 7DonaldsonSubstituted forSimpsonat 50'minutes
  • 23Ledson
  • 24NewtonBooked at 45mins
  • 8BerryBooked at 70mins
  • 22Williamson
  • 10CorrSubstituted forSlewat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Dunn
  • 2Omozusi
  • 9Slew
  • 12Kennedy
  • 14Coulson
  • 15Simpson
  • 17Hughes
Referee:
Lee Collins
Attendance:
2,425

Match Stats

Home TeamDag & RedAway TeamCambridge
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home8
Away11
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away7
Fouls
Home15
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Dagenham and Redbridge 0, Cambridge United 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Dagenham and Redbridge 0, Cambridge United 3.

Attempt missed. Luke Berry (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Booking

Clévid Dikamona (Dagenham and Redbridge) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Clévid Dikamona (Dagenham and Redbridge).

Jordan Slew (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Dagenham and Redbridge. Clévid Dikamona replaces Josh Pask.

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

Foul by Christian Doidge (Dagenham and Redbridge).

Leon Legge (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Christian Doidge (Dagenham and Redbridge) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Foul by Joe Widdowson (Dagenham and Redbridge).

Robbie Simpson (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Jordan Slew (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Booking

Joe Widdowson (Dagenham and Redbridge) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Joe Widdowson (Dagenham and Redbridge).

Ben Williamson (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Jordan Slew replaces Barry Corr.

Robbie Simpson (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ayo Obileye (Dagenham and Redbridge).

Corner, Dagenham and Redbridge. Conceded by Ben Williamson.

Attempt blocked. Jodi Jones (Dagenham and Redbridge) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Goal!

Goal! Dagenham and Redbridge 0, Cambridge United 3. Barry Corr (Cambridge United) header from a difficult angle on the left to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Robbie Simpson.

Hand ball by Joss Labadie (Dagenham and Redbridge).

Attempt missed. Ben Williamson (Cambridge United) header from very close range is close, but misses to the right.

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

Foul by Robbie Simpson (Cambridge United).

Booking

Luke Berry (Cambridge United) is shown the yellow card.

Luke Berry (Cambridge United) has gone down, but that's a dive.

Substitution

Substitution, Dagenham and Redbridge. Jodi Jones replaces Kyle Vassell.

Substitution

Substitution, Dagenham and Redbridge. Christian Doidge replaces Ashley Hemmings.

Goal!

Goal! Dagenham and Redbridge 0, Cambridge United 2. Robbie Simpson (Cambridge United) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Ben Williamson (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ayo Obileye (Dagenham and Redbridge).

Foul by Kyle Vassell (Dagenham and Redbridge).

Mark Roberts (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Josh Pask.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Ayo Obileye.

Attempt blocked. Robbie Simpson (Cambridge United) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is blocked.

Foul by Josh Passley (Dagenham and Redbridge).

goal

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10Mansfield2297630201034
11Cambridge239683633333
12Crawley2394103239-731
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17Barnet2384113439-528
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24Dag & Red2327142143-2213
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