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Victoria Road (ATT 1,675) 21st December 2013 - Kick off 15:00

Dag + Red Dagenham & Redbridge vs Torquay United Torquay

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Last Updated: 21/12/13 7:30pm

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Aaron Downes: Bagged the winner

Aaron Downes: Bagged the winner

Torquay hung on to secure three precious points as their 1-0 win at Dagenham lifted them out of the League Two relegation zone.

Aaron Downes' header just after half-time handed Alan Knill's Gulls only their fifth victory of the season and came after last weekend's 1-0 win over Southend.

Dagenham were on top for most of a goalless first half, although Torquay missed arguably the best chance.

Zavon Hines saw an early shot superbly saved by goalkeeper Michael Poke, while Femi Ilesanmi also went close to opening the scoring for the hosts.

Again Torquay 'keeper Poke made an alert stop to keep out Medy Elito, before the visitors fluffed a great opening just before the interval when John Marquis fired disappointingly straight at Chris Lewington.

But the visitors made no mistake five minutes into the second half when Downes opened the scoring as he convincingly headed home Jak McCourt's cross.

Dagenham were then denied by the woodwork as striker Rhys Murphy saw his drilled effort bounce out off a post.

Marquis almost made it 2-0 to the visitors in the 89th minute but Lewington again denied him with a smart stop.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Shrewsbury Town 23 44
2 Wycombe Wanderers 23 44
3 Burton Albion 23 43
4 Luton Town 23 42
5 Newport County AFC 23 40
6 Southend United 23 39
7 Plymouth Argyle 23 37
8 Bury 23 37
9 Exeter City 24 37
10 Stevenage 23 34
11 AFC Wimbledon 23 33
12 Morecambe 23 33
13 Accrington Stanley 22 30
14 Cambridge United 23 29
15 Portsmouth 23 28
16 Oxford United 23 28
17 Mansfield Town 23 27
18 York City 23 26
19 Cheltenham Town 23 25
20 Northampton Town 23 24
21 Carlisle United 23 24
22 Tranmere Rovers 23 22
23 Dagenham & Redbridge 23 22
24 Hartlepool United 23 14