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Dagenham & Redbridge 1-2 Northampton Town

Ricky Holmes celebrates his winner for Northampton
Ricky Holmes has scored five goals in 11 appearances this season

Ricky Holmes scored his fourth goal in four games to help Northampton come back to beat Dagenham and keep pace with League Two leaders Plymouth.

Cobblers goalkeeper Adam Smith foiled Christian Doidge, Joss Labadie and Ashley Chambers, who also had a header ruled out for off-side.

Doidge put Dagenham in front, turning home a Josh Passley cross.

John-Joe O'Toole met a Nicky Adams corner to head in the leveller before Holmes won it with a fine volley.

Second-placed Northampton, who have now won nine of their last 10 league games, are level on points with Plymouth but with a game in hand over their Devon rivals.

Dagenham & Redbridge manager John Still told BBC Radio London:

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Still on Dagenham v Northampton

"The performance was very good, I've been pleased with the performances since I've been back.

"When we attacked we had more threat in our game than they did, and they're a top side, so I'm really really pleased with that.

"The game is about fine margins and we've got to find a way of turning the fine margins in our favour."

Line-ups

Dag & Red

  • 30Cousins
  • 2Passley
  • 24Worrall
  • 32Hoyte
  • 6Dikamona
  • 23HemmingsBooked at 81mins
  • 8BoucaudSubstituted forJonesat 85'minutes
  • 4Labadie
  • 21Muldoon
  • 10ChambersSubstituted forHawkinsat 81'minutes
  • 12DoidgeSubstituted forCuretonat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1O'Brien
  • 7Cureton
  • 15Hawkins
  • 17Jones
  • 18Raymond
  • 33Widdowson
  • 34Hickford

Northampton

  • 1Smith
  • 2Moloney
  • 5Diamond
  • 16Buchanan
  • 18McDonald
  • 21O'Toole
  • 10AdamsSubstituted forTaylorat 87'minutes
  • 20MartinSubstituted forHolmesat 67'minutesBooked at 83mins
  • 8Byrom
  • 14HoskinsSubstituted forRichardsat 45'minutes
  • 19Collins

Substitutes

  • 3Horwood
  • 4Taylor
  • 6Cresswell
  • 9Richards
  • 11Holmes
  • 12Lelan
  • 26Clarke
Referee:
Iain Williamson
Attendance:
2,379

Match Stats

Home TeamDag & RedAway TeamNorthampton
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home9
Away7
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away9
Fouls
Home15
Away11

Live Text

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

Full Time

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

Corner, Dagenham and Redbridge. Conceded by James Collins.

Foul by Oliver Hawkins (Dagenham and Redbridge).

John-Joe O'Toole (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Clévid Dikamona (Dagenham and Redbridge) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Ricky Holmes (Northampton Town).

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

Foul by Marc Richards (Northampton Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Jason Taylor replaces Nicky Adams.

Substitution

Substitution, Dagenham and Redbridge. Jodi Jones replaces Andre Boucaud.

Foul by Andre Boucaud (Dagenham and Redbridge).

Nicky Adams (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Ricky Holmes (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Andre Boucaud (Dagenham and Redbridge).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Dagenham and Redbridge. Jamie Cureton replaces Christian Doidge.

Substitution

Substitution, Dagenham and Redbridge. Oliver Hawkins replaces Ashley Chambers.

Booking

Ashley Hemmings (Dagenham and Redbridge) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Ashley Hemmings (Dagenham and Redbridge).

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

Goal!

Goal! Dagenham and Redbridge 1, Northampton Town 2. Ricky Holmes (Northampton Town) left footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Clévid Dikamona.

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

Foul by Rod McDonald (Northampton Town).

Attempt missed. Josh Passley (Dagenham and Redbridge) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

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

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

Foul by Marc Richards (Northampton Town).

Goal!

Goal! Dagenham and Redbridge 1, Northampton Town 1. John-Joe O'Toole (Northampton Town) with an attempt from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Nicky Adams with a cross following a set piece situation.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Josh Passley.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Justin Hoyte.

Attempt missed. Andre Boucaud (Dagenham and Redbridge) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Ricky Holmes replaces Lee Martin.

Foul by Oliver Muldoon (Dagenham and Redbridge).

Marc Richards (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Clévid Dikamona.

Goal!

Goal! Dagenham and Redbridge 1, Northampton Town 0. Christian Doidge (Dagenham and Redbridge) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Josh Passley.

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

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Plymouth27174642241855
2Northampton26174546301655
3Oxford Utd25139340211948
4Portsmouth251111344222244
5Bristol Rovers26134936261043
6Wycombe2511773225740
7Accrington22116538261239
8Wimbledon2610973832639
9Mansfield2610883628838
10Carlisle2410864239338
11Leyton Orient2691074138337
12Cambridge27107103939037
13Morecambe25105104543235
14Exeter2697103539-434
15Crawley27104133345-1234
16Notts County2596103844-633
17Barnet2795133644-832
18Luton2687113838031
19Stevenage2769123750-1327
20Newport2558122839-1123
21Hartlepool2272132135-1423
22Dag & Red2647152747-2019
23Yeovil2638152440-1617
24York2537152648-2216
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