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Hartlepool United 3-1 Dagenham & Redbridge

Hartlepool United boosted their League Two survival hopes with victory against fellow strugglers Dagenham & Redbridge at Victoria Park.

Pools recorded back-to-back wins for the first time since August 2015.

Billy Paynter put them ahead from the penalty spot early on, and Jake Carroll headed a second soon after from Nathan Thomas' free-kick.

Matthew Cash pulled one back from 30-yards but Pools' Jake Gray fired in from 20 yards out to seal the victory.

The home side are now seven points above the drop zone with three games in hand on their rivals, while the Daggers are bottom.

Dagenham manager John Still told BBC Radio London: "We started slowly, but once we got that out of the way I thought in the first half we were the dominant team.

"It's about both boxes. We didn't defend our box well enough in the early part of the game and found ourselves 2-0 down.

"I was delighted with our response, we got the goal back and I thought finished the second half in the ascendancy."

Line-ups

Hartlepool

Formation 4-5-1

  • 1Carson
  • 2Magnay
  • 29JonesSubstituted forJacksonat 45'minutes
  • 6Bates
  • 3Carroll
  • 33James
  • 18Hawkins
  • 30GraySubstituted forBinghamat 82'minutes
  • 16FeatherstoneSubstituted forWalkerat 74'minutes
  • 7Thomas
  • 10Paynter

Substitutes

  • 8Walker
  • 9Bingham
  • 13Bartlett
  • 14Woods
  • 15Oates
  • 19Richards
  • 26Jackson

Dag & Red

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 1O'Brien
  • 32Hoyte
  • 6Dikamona
  • 24Worrall
  • 33Widdowson
  • 2Passley
  • 8BoucaudSubstituted forCuretonat 67'minutes
  • 21Muldoon
  • 23HemmingsSubstituted forChambersat 60'minutes
  • 25Cash
  • 12DoidgeBooked at 41minsSubstituted forHawkinsat 56'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Cureton
  • 9McClure
  • 10Chambers
  • 15Hawkins
  • 17Jones
  • 28Shephard
  • 30Cousins
Referee:
Chris Sarginson
Attendance:
3,947

Match Stats

Home TeamHartlepoolAway TeamDag & Red
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home12
Away12
Shots on Target
Home7
Away6
Corners
Home4
Away5
Fouls
Home7
Away15

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Hartlepool United 3, Dagenham and Redbridge 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Hartlepool United 3, Dagenham and Redbridge 1.

  3. Post update

    Hand ball by Nathan Thomas (Hartlepool United).

  4. Post update

    Attempt saved. Oliver Hawkins (Dagenham and Redbridge) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  5. Post update

    Attempt saved. Billy Paynter (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Luke James (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  7. Post update

    Attempt saved. Oliver Hawkins (Dagenham and Redbridge) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Dagenham and Redbridge. Conceded by Adam Jackson.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Hartlepool United. Rakish Bingham replaces Jake Gray because of an injury.

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Clévid Dikamona (Dagenham and Redbridge) header from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Adam Jackson (Hartlepool United).

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Brad Walker (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Ashley Chambers (Dagenham and Redbridge).

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jamie Cureton (Dagenham and Redbridge) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Nathan Thomas (Hartlepool United).

  17. Post update

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

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Hartlepool United. Brad Walker replaces Nicky Featherstone.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Nathan Thomas (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

  20. Post update

    Hand ball by Joe Widdowson (Dagenham and Redbridge).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Northampton36247565353079
2Oxford Utd361811761352665
3Plymouth36198951321965
4Bristol Rovers361951252361662
5Accrington35179958431560
6Portsmouth361514757342359
7Leyton Orient361511105248456
8Wycombe35167123832655
9Wimbledon361411115345853
10Carlisle35131395452252
11Mansfield36149134642451
12Cambridge36149135048251
13Luton36148145049150
14Exeter361310134751-449
15Barnet36138154852-447
16Crawley36136174156-1545
17Morecambe36117185764-740
18Newport351010153949-1040
19Notts County35117174658-1240
20Yeovil36911163647-1138
21Stevenage36810184260-1834
22Hartlepool33104193655-1934
23York3669213867-2927
24Dag & Red36510213461-2725
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