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Spotland (ATT 2,273) 1st February 2014 - Kick off 15:00

Rochdale Rochdale vs Dagenham & Redbridge Dag + Red

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Dale defeated by Daggers

Last Updated: 01/02/14 6:09pm

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Rhys Murphy: Got the winner

Rhys Murphy: Got the winner

Dagenham ended their long wait for an away win with a 1-0 smash-and-grab raid victory at promotion-chasing Rochdale.

The Daggers, whose last victory on the road came at Southend in October, snatched the points thanks to Rhys Murphy's close-range finish on 63 minutes.

The home side wasted a great early chance to score when Ashley Eastham's deflected header was blocked by Dagenham goalkeeper Chris Lewington. George Donnelly was left to apply the close-range finish from the rebound but the striker blazed over the crossbar from four yards.

Lewington then pulled off an acrobatic save to keep out Donnelly's header and later blocked Matt Done's effort from a tight angle as Rochdale dominated the contest.

However, Wayne Burnett's side showed more ambition at the start of the second half and took the lead when Luke Wilkinson's delivery from the left was turned in by Murphy.

Scott Hogan had a header cleared off the line while Lewington saved another piledriver from Done to frustrate the home side's attempts to force an equaliser.

The visitors should have doubled their lead, though, when Medy Elito found substitute Chris Dickson six yards from goal only for Dale stopper Josh Lillis to deny him.

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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