Match ends, Dagenham and Redbridge 1, York City 0.
Josh Passley's goal was enough to help Dagenham defeat 10-man York City for their first home win since April.
It took until after the half-hour mark for the first shot on target when Daggers winger Ashley Hemmings forced Scott Flinders to make a good save.
York captain Russell Penn was sent off for handling the ball on the line but Joss Labadie saw his penalty saved.
With 12 minutes remaining Passley turned in Hemmings' cross from the left but both sides remain in the drop zone.
In the meeting of the Football League's bottom two clubs, Dagenham move to within two points of 23rd-placed York City, but remain seven points adrift of safety.
Dagenham & Redbridge manager John Still told BBC Radio London:
"It's an important win and a really good performance. I was really, really pleased.
"We missed too many chances and that's something we have to be aware of. But, at the end of the day, it's a win.
"We've got a lot of tough games to go, but it's a win that now hopefully gives us a little bit of belief."
York City manager Jackie McNamara told BBC Radio York:
"It wasn't a great performance or a pretty game at all. I anticipated a battle. I think that's what it was. Certain areas they outfought us.
"There was too many of us not on our game today, not up for a real battle and roll our sleeves up.
"In the end that was the telling point and a disappointing end for me."
Dag & Red
- 26HyamSubstituted forDikamonaat 41'minutes
- 4LabadieBooked at 90mins
- 10ChambersSubstituted forHoyteat 70'minutesBooked at 90mins
- 12DoidgeSubstituted forHawkinsat 66'minutesBooked at 80mins
- 1FlindersBooked at 57mins
- 33McEvoySubstituted forBerrettat 60'minutes
- 8SummerfieldSubstituted forHydeat 89'minutes
- 10PennBooked at 57mins
- 32FewsterSubstituted forCarsonat 61'minutesBooked at 90mins
- Graham Salisbury
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Dagenham and Redbridge 1, York City 0.
Attempt missed. Oliver Muldoon (Dagenham and Redbridge) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Attempt missed. Joss Labadie (Dagenham and Redbridge) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Josh Carson (York City) is shown the yellow card.
Justin Hoyte (Dagenham and Redbridge) is shown the yellow card.
Corner, York City. Conceded by Justin Hoyte.
Joss Labadie (Dagenham and Redbridge) is shown the yellow card.
Joss Labadie (Dagenham and Redbridge).
Dave Winfield (York City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Dave Winfield (York City) has gone down, but that's a dive.
Substitution, York City. Jake Hyde replaces Luke Summerfield.
Delay over. They are ready to continue.
Delay in match Oliver Muldoon (Dagenham and Redbridge) because of an injury.
Corner, Dagenham and Redbridge. Conceded by Kyle Cameron.
Attempt blocked. Josh Passley (Dagenham and Redbridge) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Foul by Joss Labadie (Dagenham and Redbridge).
James Berrett (York City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt missed. Luke Summerfield (York City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.
Goal! Dagenham and Redbridge 1, York City 0. Josh Passley (Dagenham and Redbridge) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ashley Hemmings.