League Two
Dag & RedDagenham & Redbridge0AccringtonAccrington Stanley1
Billy Kee
Billy Kee has previously had spells with Scunthorpe and Burton Albion

Accrington strengthened their position in the play-off places with a hard-fought win over struggling Dagenham.

Sean McConville nearly gave the visitors a half-time lead, but his firm header cannoned off the crossbar.

With just seven minutes to play, Billy Kee fired home from close range after his first effort was blocked by Dom Hyam to put Stanley ahead.

Dagenham pushed for an equaliser, but Accrington comfortably held on to secure all three points.

The result meant the Daggers are now nine points from safety, while Stanley sit comfortably in fifth place, seven points clear of Wycombe, in eighth.

Dagenham manager John Still told BBC Radio London: "The boys have competed, as they have done, against a side that's going for the play-offs.

"At the end of the day it's always about the same things. It's about the two boxes; we should have been 1-0 up at half-time.

"Our confidence isn't high but we've competed brilliantly."

Line-ups

Dag & Red

  • 1O'Brien
  • 32Hoyte
  • 24Worrall
  • 26Hyam
  • 33WiddowsonBooked at 81mins
  • 2PassleySubstituted forHawkinsat 87'minutes
  • 21Muldoon
  • 4Labadie
  • 7CuretonSubstituted forMcClureat 68'minutes
  • 25CashSubstituted forChambersat 78'minutes
  • 12Doidge

Substitutes

  • 6Dikamona
  • 8Boucaud
  • 9McClure
  • 10Chambers
  • 15Hawkins
  • 20Taylor
  • 30Cousins

Accrington

  • 1Etheridge
  • 34Halliday
  • 24Hughes
  • 5Davies
  • 2Pearson
  • 7Mingoia
  • 11McConville
  • 28Conneely
  • 17McCartanSubstituted forBocoat 86'minutes
  • 18BrownSubstituted forProctorat 86'minutes
  • 29KeeBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 4Barry
  • 6Proctor
  • 12Wakefield
  • 19Carver
  • 26Boco
  • 33Mooney
  • 39Shaw
Referee:
Gavin Ward
Attendance:
1,345

Match Stats

Home TeamDag & RedAway TeamAccrington
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home8
Away10
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home8
Away3
Fouls
Home9
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Dagenham and Redbridge 0, Accrington Stanley 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Dagenham and Redbridge 0, Accrington Stanley 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Ashley Chambers (Dagenham and Redbridge).

  4. Post update

    Andrew Proctor (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Booking

    Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Foul by Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley).

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Corner, Dagenham and Redbridge. Conceded by Tom Davies.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Dagenham and Redbridge. Oliver Hawkins replaces Josh Passley.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Romuald Boco replaces Shay McCartan.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Andrew Proctor replaces Scott Brown.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Joss Labadie (Dagenham and Redbridge).

  14. Post update

    Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Goal!

    Goal! Dagenham and Redbridge 0, Accrington Stanley 1. Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

  16. Booking

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

  17. Post update

    Foul by Joe Widdowson (Dagenham and Redbridge).

  18. Post update

    Shay McCartan (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

    Foul by Scott Brown (Accrington Stanley).

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