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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 Wycombe Wanderers 27 52
2 Shrewsbury Town 27 51
3 Burton Albion 27 51
4 Luton Town 26 47
5 Southend United 27 47
6 Newport County AFC 27 46
7 Bury 26 41
8 Stevenage 27 41
9 Exeter City 28 41
10 Plymouth Argyle 27 40
11 Morecambe 27 37
12 AFC Wimbledon 26 36
13 Cambridge United 25 35
14 Northampton Town 27 34
15 Accrington Stanley 25 33
16 Oxford United 27 30
17 Cheltenham Town 27 30
18 Portsmouth 26 29
19 York City 27 28
20 Mansfield Town 26 28
21 Tranmere Rovers 26 27
22 Carlisle United 27 27
23 Dagenham & Redbridge 26 26
24 Hartlepool United 27 18