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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 Scunthorpe United 43 77
2 Chesterfield 43 75
3 Rochdale 43 75
4 Fleetwood Town 43 72
5 Burton Albion 42 68
6 Southend United 43 65
7 York City 43 64
8 Oxford United 43 62
9 Plymouth Argyle 43 58
10 Bury 43 57
11 Dagenham & Redbridge 43 57
12 Mansfield Town 43 57
13 Newport County AFC 43 54
14 AFC Wimbledon 43 53
15 Cheltenham Town 43 52
16 Accrington Stanley 43 51
17 Portsmouth 42 51
18 Morecambe 43 50
19 Hartlepool United 42 49
20 Exeter City 43 49
21 Wycombe Wanderers 43 47
22 Bristol Rovers 42 47
23 Northampton Town 43 47
24 Torquay United 43 39