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The L.B Barking & Dagenham Stadium (ATT 1,697) 29th December 2012 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: D Phillips

Dag + Red Dagenham & Redbridge vs Port Vale Port Vale

Dag + Red 2

S Williams (pen 18)
S Doe (84)

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Port Vale 3

T Pope (4)
J Myrie-Williams (9)
L Dodds (39)

Vale go top with Daggers win

Last Updated: 29/12/12 8:12pm

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Pope: Opened the scoring

Pope: Opened the scoring

Port Vale climbed to the top of League Two with a battling 3-2 victory at Dagenham on Saturday afternoon.

First-half goals from Tom Pope, Jennison Myrie-Williams and Louis Dodds did the damage as the Valiants moved a point clear of fellow promotion-chasers Gillingham at Victoria Road.

The Gills' home game with Northampton was postponed and Micky Adams' on-song side took full advantage to take initiative in the title race.

Sam Williams reduced the home side's deficit from the penalty spot having been felled by Liam Chilvers, with Pope having earlier given the visitors a fourth minute lead and midfielder Myrie-Williams having doubled the lead five minutes later.

Pope bagged his 23rd goal of the season with a close-range header, Myrie-Williams netting his first goal for five games with a sweet strike.

Dodds latched on to a Calvin Andrew pass to restore Vale's two-goal cushion six minutes before the break.

Scott Doe pulled another goal back for the hosts with a close-range effort with seven minutes remaining to leave a frantic finish, but Vale held on for maximum points.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Burton Albion 38 76
2 Shrewsbury Town 39 74
3 Wycombe Wanderers 39 74
4 Bury 38 67
5 Southend United 38 63
6 Newport County AFC 39 61
7 Plymouth Argyle 39 60
8 Luton Town 39 58
9 Stevenage 38 57
10 Northampton Town 39 56
11 Exeter City 39 55
12 AFC Wimbledon 39 53
13 Morecambe 39 50
14 Portsmouth 39 49
15 Dagenham & Redbridge 39 49
16 Oxford United 39 46
17 Accrington Stanley 39 46
18 Mansfield Town 39 45
19 Cambridge United 39 44
20 York City 39 41
21 Carlisle United 39 41
22 Hartlepool United 39 39
23 Tranmere Rovers 39 38
24 Cheltenham Town 39 37