League Two
Dag & RedDagenham & Redbridge2MorecambeMorecambe1
Jamie Cureton
Jamie Cureton has scored eight goals for Dagenham and Redbridge this season

Dagenham and Redbridge beat Morecambe to keep alive their slim hopes of avoiding League Two relegation.

Bottom side Daggers broke the deadlock when Joss Labadie's long-range drive bounced over Morecambe keeper Barry Roche and into the net.

Dagenham doubled when Labadie teed up Jamie Cureton who rounded Roche before tapping in from close range.

Morecambe's Tom Barkhuizen found a consolation tap in late on but Dagenham held on for all three points.

Dagenham are 11 points from safety at the bottom of the League Two table with seven games left to play, but have a game in hand on 23rd-placed York City.

Dagenham & Redbridge boss John Still told BBC Radio London:

"It's been a funny time because we've gone so long without playing.

"Sometimes people say is it a good thing or a bad thing, but you never know how it's going to be.

"I thought in the first half we were good. I thought in the second half we got pushed back too much.

"I actually think that will do us the world of good for Saturday. I think it will put a little bit more in the tank."

Line-ups

Dag & Red

  • 30Cousins
  • 32Hoyte
  • 24Worrall
  • 26Hyam
  • 33Widdowson
  • 25Cash
  • 4LabadieBooked at 41mins
  • 21MuldoonBooked at 65mins
  • 23Hemmings
  • 12Doidge
  • 7CuretonSubstituted forPassleyat 76'minutesBooked at 80mins

Substitutes

  • 2Passley
  • 6Dikamona
  • 8Boucaud
  • 9McClure
  • 10Chambers
  • 29Pennell
  • 35Moore

Morecambe

  • 1Roche
  • 2Beeley
  • 6EdwardsBooked at 78mins
  • 13Goodall
  • 24Conlan
  • 22Parrish
  • 29OliverSubstituted forBarkhuizenat 57'minutes
  • 17FlemingSubstituted forMillerat 74'minutes
  • 12MullinSubstituted forEllisonat 57'minutes
  • 26Stockton
  • 7Devitt

Substitutes

  • 3McGowan
  • 4Kenyon
  • 9Barkhuizen
  • 10Molyneux
  • 11Ellison
  • 16Miller
  • 30O'Hara
Referee:
Keith Hill
Attendance:
1,233

Match Stats

Home TeamDag & RedAway TeamMorecambe
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home10
Away12
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home2
Away4
Fouls
Home15
Away15

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Dagenham and Redbridge 2, Morecambe 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Dagenham and Redbridge 2, Morecambe 1.

  3. Post update

    Luke Conlan (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Christian Doidge (Dagenham and Redbridge).

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jamie Devitt (Morecambe) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

  6. Post update

    Luke Conlan (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Ashley Hemmings (Dagenham and Redbridge).

  8. Post update

    Foul by Andy Parrish (Morecambe).

  9. Post update

    Josh Passley (Dagenham and Redbridge) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Shaun Miller (Morecambe).

  11. Post update

    Justin Hoyte (Dagenham and Redbridge) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

  13. Post update

    Cole Stockton (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Oliver Muldoon (Dagenham and Redbridge).

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Cole Stockton (Morecambe) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Christian Doidge.

  17. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Shaun Miller (Morecambe) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Joe Worrall.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ryan Edwards (Morecambe) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left misses to the left.

  20. Booking

    Josh Passley (Dagenham and Redbridge) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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