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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
Pos Team P Pts
1 Scunthorpe United 44 80
2 Chesterfield 44 78
3 Rochdale 44 78
4 Fleetwood Town 44 75
5 Burton Albion 44 72
6 Southend United 44 68
7 York City 44 67
8 Oxford United 44 62
9 Plymouth Argyle 44 58
10 Bury 44 57
11 Dagenham & Redbridge 44 57
12 Mansfield Town 44 57
13 Portsmouth 44 57
14 AFC Wimbledon 44 56
15 Newport County AFC 44 55
16 Cheltenham Town 44 55
17 Hartlepool United 44 52
18 Accrington Stanley 44 51
19 Morecambe 44 50
20 Exeter City 44 49
21 Wycombe Wanderers 44 47
22 Bristol Rovers 44 47
23 Northampton Town 44 47
24 Torquay United 44 42