Daggers thwart Brewers charge
Last Updated: March 16, 2013 6:48pm
Josh Scott: Struck again for Dagenham
Dagenham a battled to a hard-earned point in a 1-1 home draw with promotion-chasers Burton.
Midfielder Lee Bell gave the visitors a 34th-minute lead with his fourth goal of the season and first for five games.
But man-of-the-match Josh Scott, back at Victoria Road after a loan spell at Ebbsfleet, equalised in the 51st minute to secure a point as Dagenham stayed 16th in the League Two table.
As early as the eighth minute Billy Kee shot wide for Burton as they started the brighter.
Calvin Zola was then denied by a smart save from Dagenham 'keeper Chris Lewington, Robbie Weir rifled wide of an upright and Alex MacDonald headed wide from Anthony O'Connor's cross.
The pressure finally told just after the half-hour mark as Bell beat Lewington with a deflected strike to give the visitors the lead.
Scott fired over six minutes before the break, but it was six minutes after the resumption that saw the forward level matters with a fine solo effort.
Kee and Weir shot wide of the target as Burton got back on top and pushed hard to get back in front.
But it was not to be and victory for Port Vale saw the Brewers drop one place in the table to third.
npower League 2
Sat 16th Mar
Accrington3 - 2Barnet
Aldershot0 - 1AFC W'don
Bristol R2 - 1Rochdale
Cheltenham3 - 0Rotherham
Dag + Red1 - 1Burton Alb
Exeter4 - 1Bradford
Morecambe1 - 1Gillingham
Oxford Utd0 - 1Chesterfld
Plymouth2 - 1Fleetwood
Southend1 - 1Torquay
York City0 - 2Port Vale
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|14||Newport County AFC||0||0|