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Plainmoor (ATT 2,425) 18th April 2014 - Kick off 15:00

Torquay Torquay United vs Dagenham & Redbridge Dag + Red

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Torquay left on the brink

Last Updated: 18/04/14 6:08pm

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Medy Elito: Converted from the penalty spot

Medy Elito: Converted from the penalty spot

Dagenham edged League Two basement side Torquay closer to relegation following their 1-0 win at a sun-drenched Plainmoor.

The winning goal came in the 67th minute after Torquay right-back Dale Tonge fouled Medy Elito and the Dagenham forward got to his feet to plant his penalty past Martin Rice.

The defeat leaves Torquay eight points adrift of safety with three games remaining, with a Devon derby trip to Exeter on Monday in the offing.

It took the goal to up the ante and Torquay poured forward, with Elliot Benyon smashing a 76th-minute angled drive from the right just over.

At the other end Luke Howell fired just wide as Billy Bingham's corner fell to him at the far post.

The closest Torquay came to levelling was through central defender Krystian Pearce, their outstanding player.

Pearce had an 82nd-minute shot cleared off the line by Dagenham defender Femi Ilesanmi following substitute Jordan Chapell's corner from the right.

Pearce had been denied earlier in the sixth minute from Courtney Cameron's free-kick, with Chris Lewington denying him twice from close range.

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1 Scunthorpe United 43 77
2 Chesterfield 43 75
3 Rochdale 43 75
4 Fleetwood Town 43 72
5 Burton Albion 43 71
6 Southend United 43 65
7 York City 43 64
8 Oxford United 43 62
9 Plymouth Argyle 43 58
10 Bury 43 57
11 Dagenham & Redbridge 43 57
12 Mansfield Town 43 57
13 Newport County AFC 43 54
14 Portsmouth 43 54
15 AFC Wimbledon 43 53
16 Cheltenham Town 43 52
17 Accrington Stanley 43 51
18 Morecambe 43 50
19 Hartlepool United 43 49
20 Exeter City 43 49
21 Wycombe Wanderers 43 47
22 Bristol Rovers 43 47
23 Northampton Town 43 47
24 Torquay United 43 39