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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 Wycombe Wanderers 27 52
2 Shrewsbury Town 27 51
3 Burton Albion 27 51
4 Luton Town 26 47
5 Southend United 27 47
6 Newport County AFC 27 46
7 Bury 26 41
8 Stevenage 27 41
9 Exeter City 28 41
10 Plymouth Argyle 27 40
11 Morecambe 27 37
12 AFC Wimbledon 26 36
13 Cambridge United 25 35
14 Northampton Town 27 34
15 Accrington Stanley 25 33
16 Oxford United 27 30
17 Cheltenham Town 27 30
18 Portsmouth 26 29
19 York City 27 28
20 Mansfield Town 26 28
21 Tranmere Rovers 26 27
22 Carlisle United 27 27
23 Dagenham & Redbridge 26 26
24 Hartlepool United 27 18