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The L.B Barking & Dagenham Stadium (ATT 3,781) 27th April 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: S Hooper

Dag + Red Dagenham & Redbridge vs York City York City

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C Smith (68)

Minstermen and Daggers safe

Last Updated: 27/04/13 6:46pm

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Chris Smith: Match-winning strike

Chris Smith: Match-winning strike

Chris Smith's second-half goal fired York to safety as they edged to a dramatic 1-0 victory at Dagenham.

With both sides threatened with the drop ahead of kick-off, Dagenham just about survived too, on goal difference, thanks to London neighbours Barnet losing at Northampton.

Not surprisingly it was a very nervy first half with clear-cut chances at a premium. Dagenham went the closest, creating the three best efforts.

Early on Brain Woodall tried his luck from distance, only for the ball to slide inches wide.

Scott Doe was then unlucky as his brave near-post header from Medy Elito's corner-kick flew into the side-netting.

Billy Bingham went close shortly before the break when his well-struck shot only just cleared the crossbar.

Woodall drew a fine stop from goalkeeper Michael Ingham, before York pounced to score the only goal of a crucial game in the 68th minute.

Smith dragged a shot past Jordan Seabright from 12 yards after latching on to a long punt forward by Ingham.

Seabright saved well from Matty Blair as York almost doubled their lead late on.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Scunthorpe United 42 76
2 Rochdale 42 75
3 Chesterfield 42 74
4 Fleetwood Town 42 69
5 Burton Albion 42 68
6 Southend United 42 62
7 Oxford United 42 62
8 York City 42 61
9 Plymouth Argyle 42 58
10 Mansfield Town 42 56
11 Bury 42 54
12 Dagenham & Redbridge 42 54
13 Newport County AFC 42 53
14 AFC Wimbledon 42 52
15 Cheltenham Town 42 52
16 Portsmouth 42 51
17 Accrington Stanley 42 50
18 Hartlepool United 42 49
19 Morecambe 42 49
20 Exeter City 42 48
21 Bristol Rovers 42 47
22 Wycombe Wanderers 42 46
23 Northampton Town 42 46
24 Torquay United 42 39