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The L.B Barking & Dagenham Stadium (ATT 1,526) 9th February 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: D Drysdale

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Daggers edge out Cheltenham

Last Updated: 09/02/13 7:36pm

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Luke Howell: Scored crucial goal

Luke Howell: Scored crucial goal

Dagenham claimed their first-ever win over Cheltenham on Saturday, Luke Howell's second-half strike enough for a 1-0 home victory.

Howell's 56th-minute goal did the trick for the Daggers on their home patch as they upset the promotion-chasing Robins.

It was Howell's eighth goal of the season and first for six games as John Still's battling side ended a frustrating run of three matches without a win in League Two.

Victory was also the Daggers' first over the Robins in their six previous meetings while defeat for Mark Yates' side ended an impressive five-game unbeaten run.

Shaun Harrad forced a smart stop out of keeper Chris Lewington as the visitors, looking for their first league victory since early December, started brightly while at the other end Sam Williams was denied by Scott Brown.

Ben Strevens, Medy Elito and Williams all had first-half chances as the hosts pressed hard for an opener before Howell rifled into the top right-hand corner to give them a deserved lead.

Just 10 minutes later, the home side were awarded a spot-kick when Steve Elliott fouled Matthew Saunders. Up stepped Williams, but his placed penalty in the bottom corner was saved by Scott Brown.

Darren Carter shot wide of a post as the visitors went close to equalising, but Still's men held on for a welcome win.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Wycombe Wanderers 18 35
2 Burton Albion 18 35
3 Luton Town 18 34
4 Shrewsbury Town 18 33
5 Southend United 18 31
6 Plymouth Argyle 18 30
7 Bury 18 30
8 Newport County AFC 18 28
9 Exeter City 18 27
10 Portsmouth 18 26
11 Morecambe 18 26
12 Accrington Stanley 18 26
13 Cambridge United 18 24
14 Northampton Town 18 24
15 Stevenage 18 24
16 AFC Wimbledon 18 24
17 Mansfield Town 18 22
18 Cheltenham Town 18 22
19 Oxford United 18 20
20 York City 18 18
21 Dagenham & Redbridge 18 18
22 Carlisle United 18 18
23 Tranmere Rovers 18 12
24 Hartlepool United 18 12