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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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2 Chesterfield 43 75
3 Rochdale 43 75
4 Fleetwood Town 43 72
5 Burton Albion 43 71
6 Southend United 43 65
7 York City 43 64
8 Oxford United 43 62
9 Plymouth Argyle 43 58
10 Bury 43 57
11 Dagenham & Redbridge 43 57
12 Mansfield Town 43 57
13 Newport County AFC 43 54
14 Portsmouth 43 54
15 AFC Wimbledon 43 53
16 Cheltenham Town 43 52
17 Accrington Stanley 43 51
18 Morecambe 43 50
19 Hartlepool United 43 49
20 Exeter City 43 49
21 Wycombe Wanderers 43 47
22 Bristol Rovers 43 47
23 Northampton Town 43 47
24 Torquay United 43 39