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Leyton Orient 3-2 Dagenham & Redbridge

Jamie Cureton
Jamie Cureton has scored nine goals for Dagenham this season

Dagenham & Redbridge have been relegated from League Two after losing at Leyton Orient, ending their nine-year stay in the Football League.

The Daggers, who reached League One in 2010, needed victory to keep their slim survival hopes alive.

Goals from Jamie Cureton and Clevid Dikamona gave them hope after Jay Simpson fired the O's into a 2-0 lead.

But Armand Gnanduillet fired in the winner to relegate Dagenham and keep Orient's play-off hopes alive.

Dagenham reached the Football League for the first time in their history in 2007, but they now return to the National League under John Still, the same manager who took the club from the Conference to League One.

The Daggers have League Two's worst goal difference, and have conceded 20 goals more this season than they had at this point last term.

Still's side have also struggled in attack, with 40-year-old striker Jamie Cureton netting nine goals, compared to the 20 he scored as Dagenham finished 14th in the 2014-15 campaign.

Boss Still, who returned for his third spell at the club in December, told BBC Radio London on Wednesday that he is committed to helping the Daggers gain promotion from the National League next season.

Victory leaves Orient two points adrift of the play-off spots and comes four days after player-manager Kevin Nolan was removed from his managerial role.

Leyton Orient interim manager Andy Hessenthaler told BBC Radio London:

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Hessenthaler on Orient v Dagenham

"For me to lose two managers this season has been very tough and I've found it very hard this week.

"We had to be professional, we're here to do a job and if I wasn't professional then I wouldn't be true to myself.

"We owe it to the fans. At the end of the day there's nobody bigger than the football club - the fans are the biggest part of the football club.

"We made it a little bit nervy because we gave two sloppy goals away, but in the end that's what we need to do now - we need to win games if we're going to get into the play-offs."

Dagenham & Redbridge manager John Still told BBC Radio London:

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John Still after Leyton Orient 2-3 Dag & Red

"I think for half an hour in the first half we lacked organisation and lacked discipline.

"If you haven't got organisation and you haven't got the discipline to play 90 minutes, the outcome is inevitable.

"Dagenham over the years are going to get beat, it's responding to that that the club's not been able to do this year."

Line-ups

Leyton Orient

  • 1Cisak
  • 34Hunt
  • 16Brisley
  • 6Baudry
  • 20Binnom-Williams
  • 2Clohessy
  • 8James
  • 15AtanganaSubstituted forPayneat 82'minutes
  • 17Turgott
  • 27Simpson
  • 32GnanduilletSubstituted forPalmerat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Palmer
  • 12Payne
  • 19Kashket
  • 29Sargeant
  • 30Jahraldo-Martin
  • 36Ramage
  • 37Koroma

Dag & Red

  • 30Cousins
  • 32HoyteSubstituted forPennellat 66'minutes
  • 26HyamSubstituted forTaylorat 47'minutes
  • 6Dikamona
  • 33Widdowson
  • 25CashSubstituted forMcClureat 74'minutes
  • 14Richards
  • 4LabadieBooked at 70mins
  • 23Hemmings
  • 12Doidge
  • 7Cureton

Substitutes

  • 8Boucaud
  • 9McClure
  • 10Chambers
  • 15Hawkins
  • 20Taylor
  • 29Pennell
  • 35Moore
Referee:
Dean Whitestone
Attendance:
5,696

Match Stats

Home TeamLeyton OrientAway TeamDag & Red
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home23
Away9
Shots on Target
Home11
Away7
Corners
Home7
Away5
Fouls
Home10
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Leyton Orient 3, Dagenham and Redbridge 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Leyton Orient 3, Dagenham and Redbridge 2.

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Mark Cousins.

Attempt saved. Blair Turgott (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Jay Simpson (Leyton Orient) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Dagenham and Redbridge. Conceded by Alex Cisak.

Attempt saved. Joss Labadie (Dagenham and Redbridge) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Clévid Dikamona (Dagenham and Redbridge) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Matt Richards (Dagenham and Redbridge) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Hand ball by Lloyd James (Leyton Orient).

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Quade Taylor.

Attempt blocked. Lloyd James (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Joss Labadie (Dagenham and Redbridge) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is too high.

Blair Turgott (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joe Widdowson (Dagenham and Redbridge).

Clévid Dikamona (Dagenham and Redbridge) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ollie Palmer (Leyton Orient).

Attempt missed. Jay Simpson (Leyton Orient) header from very close range misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Leyton Orient. Jack Payne replaces Nigel Atangana.

Attempt missed. Jay Simpson (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Jay Simpson (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Mathieu Baudry (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Clévid Dikamona (Dagenham and Redbridge).

Corner, Dagenham and Redbridge. Conceded by Shaun Brisley.

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Quade Taylor.

Ollie Palmer (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Clévid Dikamona (Dagenham and Redbridge).

Foul by Ollie Palmer (Leyton Orient).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Dagenham and Redbridge. Matt McClure replaces Matthew Cash.

Booking

Joss Labadie (Dagenham and Redbridge) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Lloyd James (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Joss Labadie (Dagenham and Redbridge).

Blair Turgott (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joe Widdowson (Dagenham and Redbridge).

Attempt saved. Ollie Palmer (Leyton Orient) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. Blair Turgott (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Dagenham and Redbridge. Luke Pennell replaces Justin Hoyte.

Substitution

Substitution, Leyton Orient. Ollie Palmer replaces Armand Gnanduillet.

Goal!

Goal! Leyton Orient 3, Dagenham and Redbridge 2. Armand Gnanduillet (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Blair Turgott.

goal

As It Stood

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2Oxford Utd422113876403676
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4Accrington422112968472175
5Plymouth422281260402074
6Portsmouth411815868383069
7Wimbledon4118111260491165
8Wycombe421712134438663
9Exeter421712135854463
10Leyton Orient421712135757063
11Carlisle421516116058261
12Cambridge421612145552360
13Mansfield421611155749859
14Luton42178175656059
15Barnet421510175762-555
16Hartlepool42156214861-1351
17Notts County42139205173-2248
18Crawley42138214469-2547
19Morecambe42128226678-1244
20Yeovil421013193854-1643
21Stevenage421012204866-1842
22Newport421011214160-1941
23York42612244678-3230
24Dag & Red42610263975-3628
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