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Roots Hall (ATT 4,523) 22nd October 2013 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: James Linington

Southend Southend United vs Dagenham & Redbridge Dag + Red

Southend 0

M Phillips (S/O 27)

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Dag + Red 1

R Murphy (31)

Daggers edge out Shrimpers

Last Updated: 22/10/13 10:49pm

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Rhys Murphy: Match-winning strike

Rhys Murphy: Match-winning strike

Rhys Murphy's seventh goal of the season fired Dagenham & Redbridge to a 1-0 win against 10-man Southend United at Roots Hall.

The former Arsenal trainee sent a neat, chipped finish over the head of the advancing Shrimpers goalkeeper Daniel Bentley in the 31st minute of the match.

And that came just four minutes after Southend defender Mark Phillips was sent off for a reckless challenge on Murphy.

The Southend defender had not been dismissed in eight years but was shown a straight red card by referee James Linington following the late foul on the forward.

After the break, Murphy missed a good chance to double the Daggers' lead before Medy Elito volleyed inches wide of the target.

The closest the Shrimpers came to scoring was a powerful 20-yard shot from substitute Freddy Eastwood, which was pushed wide of the right post by Chris Lewington.

But Dagenham were forced to work hard for the win, which came just two weeks after they beat Southend 5-2 in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy at this venue.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Wycombe Wanderers 13 28
2 Bury 13 26
3 Burton Albion 13 25
4 Luton Town 13 24
5 Plymouth Argyle 13 22
6 Morecambe 13 22
7 Shrewsbury Town 13 21
8 Southend United 13 21
9 Newport County AFC 13 19
10 Cheltenham Town 13 19
11 Cambridge United 13 18
12 Northampton Town 13 18
13 AFC Wimbledon 13 18
14 Portsmouth 13 17
15 Stevenage 13 17
16 Mansfield Town 13 17
17 Exeter City 13 16
18 Accrington Stanley 13 16
19 Dagenham & Redbridge 13 14
20 Oxford United 13 13
21 Carlisle United 13 12
22 Hartlepool United 13 11
23 York City 13 10
24 Tranmere Rovers 13 9