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Victoria Road (ATT 2,624) 28th January 2014 - Kick off 19:45

Dag + Red Dagenham & Redbridge vs Southend United Southend

Dag + Red 1

L Norris (68)

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Southend 1

K Hurst (53)

Norris strike denies Shrimpers

Last Updated: 28/01/14 10:32pm

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Luke Norris: Rescued a point for Dagenham

Luke Norris: Rescued a point for Dagenham

Luke Norris struck 20 minutes from time to hand gutsy Dagenham a 1-1 draw against promotion-chasing Southend.

An end-to-end clash saw the Shrimpers extend their unbeaten run to eight games.

And the honours were even during what was an entertaining, yet goalless first half. Southend started well, with both Will Atkinson and Kevan Hurst forcing fine saves out of home goalkeeper Chris Lewington.

At the other end Dan Bentley was equally athletic in keeping out efforts from Dagenham striker Rhys Murphy.

On the stroke of half-time Dagenham's Zavon Hines saw a well-struck shot superbly beaten away by Bentley before the visitors went in front eight minutes after the restart.

Atkinson neatly teed up Hurst, and his miscued shot just beat the unlucky Lewington.

Two minutes later it was almost 2-0 as Anthony Straker drilled inches wide.

Dagenham evened it up midway through the second half, when Gavin Hoyte crossed in low for Norris who smashed high into the net.

Murphy came close to nicking a Dagenham winner late on, but a draw was a fair result.

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Sky Bet League 2

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