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Sixfields Stadium (ATT 4,046) 19th October 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: Tony Harrington

Northamptn Northampton Town vs Dagenham & Redbridge Dag + Red

Northamptn 2

L Norris (28)
I Morris (62)

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Dag + Red 2

Z Hines (40)
R Murphy (42)

Morris spares Cobblers' blushes

Last Updated: 19/10/13 6:40pm

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Ian Morris: Scored on 62 minutes

Ian Morris: Scored on 62 minutes

Skipper Ian Morris rescued a point for struggling Northampton in a 2-2 draw against Dagenham at Sixfields.

The Cobblers needed their captain to claim a share of the spoils after Zavon Hines and Rhys Murphy had turned the game on its head following Luke Norris' opener.

The hosts started well with Gary Deegan volleying just wide, Darren Carter forcing Chris Lewington to save well and Chris Hackett seeing his free-kick strike the upright. But it took a good save from Matt Duke to thwart Chris Dickson on the counter-attack at the other end.

Northampton broke the deadlock in the 28th minute through Norris on his debut. The on-loan Brentford striker got the final touch to score from close range after Stuart Dallas returned Hackett's corner into the danger area.

Murphy fired over as the Daggers looked for a quick response and the equaliser came in the 39th minute with a superb curling 25-yard effort from Hines.

Northampton went close through Darren Carter who was denied by Lewington but the visitors went in front before the break when Medy Elito's cross was headed home by Murphy.

After the restart Dickson went close to increasing the Daggers' advantage while Deegan tested Lewington with a fierce drive at the other end. But Morris equalised in the 62nd minute with a low angled drive after being released by Dallas.

Both sides went for the winner but Duke and Lewington were relatively untroubled for the remainder of the contest.

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