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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 Shrewsbury Town 22 43
2 Wycombe Wanderers 22 43
3 Burton Albion 23 43
4 Luton Town 22 41
5 Southend United 22 38
6 Plymouth Argyle 22 37
7 Newport County AFC 22 37
8 Exeter City 23 37
9 Bury 22 34
10 Stevenage 22 31
11 Morecambe 22 30
12 AFC Wimbledon 22 30
13 Accrington Stanley 22 30
14 Cambridge United 22 29
15 Portsmouth 22 27
16 Mansfield Town 22 27
17 Oxford United 22 25
18 Cheltenham Town 22 25
19 Northampton Town 22 24
20 Carlisle United 22 24
21 York City 22 23
22 Dagenham & Redbridge 22 21
23 Tranmere Rovers 22 19
24 Hartlepool United 22 14