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Sixfields Stadium (ATT 4,368) 1st January 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: J Simpson

Northamptn Northampton Town vs Dagenham & Redbridge Dag + Red

Northamptn 3

A Ogogo (og 36)
C Hackett (39)
K Langmead (52)

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Dag + Red 1

S Doe (71)

Town too strong for Daggers

Last Updated: 01/01/13 7:12pm

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Hackett: Netted Northampton's second

Hackett: Netted Northampton's second

Two goals in four minutes put Northampton on their way to a 3-1 New Year's Day victory over Dagenham at Sixfields.

Jake Reed shot over early on for the Daggers while Ben Tozer was off target with a long-range effort for Northampton, for whom Lewis Hornby also had a goalbound shot blocked.

The Cobblers found it difficult to break down the Daggers defence and it took an own goal from Abu Ogogo to gift the hosts a 36th-minute lead, the visiting skipper turning Clive Platt's flick-on past 'keeper Chris Lewington.

Either side of the opener, Dagenham's top scorer Sam Williams squandered a couple of good chances, missing the target following hesitancy from Kelvin Langmead and then heading over from Medy Elito's excellent cross.

And the second miss proved crucial as Cobblers quickly doubled their advantage in the 39th minute, Chris Hackett racing into the box to beat Lewington with a neat finish.

Dagenham responded well after the restart and had a couple of chances to reduce the arrears, Matt Saunders going close and substitute Brian Woodall's header hitting a post.

But Langmead put the result beyond doubt seven minutes into the second half, getting on the end of another Tozer delivery to head past Lewington.

Scott Doe should have done better with a header for Dagenham, who continued to create chances to get back into the contest. And it was the Daggers defender who finally reduced the arrears in the 71st minute with a low drive following some poor defending from the hosts.

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1 Shrewsbury Town 22 43
2 Wycombe Wanderers 22 43
3 Burton Albion 23 43
4 Luton Town 22 41
5 Southend United 22 38
6 Plymouth Argyle 22 37
7 Newport County AFC 22 37
8 Exeter City 23 37
9 Bury 22 34
10 Stevenage 22 31
11 Morecambe 22 30
12 AFC Wimbledon 22 30
13 Accrington Stanley 22 30
14 Cambridge United 22 29
15 Portsmouth 22 27
16 Mansfield Town 22 27
17 Oxford United 22 25
18 Cheltenham Town 22 25
19 Northampton Town 22 24
20 Carlisle United 22 24
21 York City 22 23
22 Dagenham & Redbridge 22 21
23 Tranmere Rovers 22 19
24 Hartlepool United 22 14