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CambridgeCambridge United1Dag & RedDagenham & Redbridge0

Cambridge United 1-0 Dagenham & Redbridge

Luke Berry
Luke Berry has scored nine goals for Cambridge this season

Luke Berry's late penalty sealed a win for Cambridge over struggling Dagenham.

With eight minutes left, the U's captain finally beat excellent visiting keeper Mark Cousins after Joe Worrall brought down Robbie Simpson.

The visitors were unlucky not to be ahead early on, as Ashley Hemmings' cross was pushed out and Josh Coulson's follow-up was blocked on the line.

Ryan Ledson and Jimmy Spencer both went close for Cambridge before Berry kept a calm head to finally secure the points.

Cambridge manager Shaun Derry told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire:

"It was a horrible game (because of the weather). I knew it was going to be like that as soon as I arrived today, but we found a way.

"But we keep going on to the boys about affecting games in different ways, and we sure did that today.

"I've always said it's not just a game of 11 people, the substitutes have to make a real impact, and Robbie has come on and won the penalty."

Dagenham manager John Still told BBC Radio London:

"We're making good progress now, I thought our back four was very, very good.

"I'm quite encouraged. I think we've built over the last three or four games, there's a resoluteness about us. It's hard to judge the game because of the conditions.

"The ingredients that we need to get away from the bottom two are showing weekly. I'm really, really pleased with the two centre halves we now have in, I'm really pleased with our organisation and work-rate and I thought it was a really strong display."

Line-ups

Cambridge

  • 35Norris
  • 25Furlong
  • 6Legge
  • 14Coulson
  • 12Page
  • 8Berry
  • 23LedsonSubstituted forDonaldsonat 63'minutes
  • 16Dunne
  • 11Dunk
  • 21SpencerSubstituted forSimpsonat 72'minutes
  • 22Williamson

Substitutes

  • 2Omozusi
  • 5Roberts
  • 7Donaldson
  • 13Beasant
  • 15Simpson
  • 17O'Neill
  • 28Horne

Dag & Red

  • 30Cousins
  • 2Passley
  • 24Worrall
  • 26Hyam
  • 33WiddowsonBooked at 52mins
  • 10ChambersSubstituted forJonesat 89'minutes
  • 4Labadie
  • 21Muldoon
  • 23Hemmings
  • 22GuttridgeSubstituted forCuretonat 86'minutes
  • 12DoidgeSubstituted forHawkinsat 86'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1O'Brien
  • 6Dikamona
  • 7Cureton
  • 8Boucaud
  • 15Hawkins
  • 17Jones
  • 18Raymond
Referee:
Carl Boyeson
Attendance:
4,494

Match Stats

Home TeamCambridgeAway TeamDag & Red
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home11
Away5
Shots on Target
Home3
Away0
Corners
Home8
Away3
Fouls
Home11
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Cambridge United 1, Dagenham and Redbridge 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Cambridge United 1, Dagenham and Redbridge 0.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Dagenham and Redbridge. Conceded by James Dunne.

  4. Post update

    Luke Berry (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Oliver Hawkins (Dagenham and Redbridge).

  6. Post update

    Foul by Ben Williamson (Cambridge United).

  7. Post update

    Joe Widdowson (Dagenham and Redbridge) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Dagenham and Redbridge. Jodi Jones replaces Ashley Chambers.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Dagenham and Redbridge. Jamie Cureton replaces Luke Guttridge.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Dagenham and Redbridge. Oliver Hawkins replaces Christian Doidge.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Josh Coulson (Cambridge United) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a corner.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Oliver Muldoon.

  13. Post update

    Darnell Furlong (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Christian Doidge (Dagenham and Redbridge).

  15. Goal!

    Goal! Cambridge United 1, Dagenham and Redbridge 0. Luke Berry (Cambridge United) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

  16. Post update

    Penalty Cambridge United. Robbie Simpson draws a foul in the penalty area.

  17. Post update

    Penalty conceded by Joe Worrall (Dagenham and Redbridge) after a foul in the penalty area.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Dagenham and Redbridge. Conceded by Darnell Furlong.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Robbie Simpson (Cambridge United).

  20. Post update

    Oliver Muldoon (Dagenham and Redbridge) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Northampton28194551312061
2Plymouth29175743261756
3Oxford Utd27149442231951
4Bristol Rovers291451039291047
5Mansfield3013894132947
6Leyton Orient30121084641546
7Portsmouth281112545252045
8Accrington26136743311245
9Cambridge30128104441344
10Wycombe2812793328543
11Wimbledon2811984235742
12Carlisle2611964540542
13Exeter28117103940-140
14Luton30108124241138
15Crawley30114153548-1337
16Morecambe30106145053-336
17Notts County27106114046-636
18Barnet2896133644-833
19Stevenage30610143853-1528
20Newport2869133243-1127
21Yeovil2959153044-1424
22Hartlepool2573152341-1824
23Dag & Red2848162950-2120
24York2848162952-2320
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