Dagenham & Redbridge 0 Northampton Town 3 - the match report
SKY BET LEAGUE 2
Saturday April 26th, 3.00pm
London Borough of Dagenham Stadium
DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE 0
NORTHAMPTON TOWN 3
Ivan Toney 7, 40
Ian Morris 11
Attendance: 2,668 (1,234 Cobblers fans)
Dagenham: Jordan Seabright, Femi Ilesanmi (sub Lawson D'Ath 68), Scott Doe, Brian Saah, Jack Connors, Medy Elito, Abu Ogogo, Afolabi Obafemi (sub Sean Shields 46), Dean Howell, Gavin Hoyte, Luke Norris (sub Blair Turgott 89).
Subs not used: Chris Lewington, Billy Bingham,Matthew Saunders, Ian Gayle
Cobblers: Matt Duke, Ben Tozer, Zander Diamond, Gregor Robertson, Evan Horwood, Chris Hackett (sub Kelvin Langmead 90), Ricky Ravenhill, Darren Carter, Ian Morris, Ivan Toney (sub Leon McSweeney 80), John Marquis (sub Emile Sinclair 73)
Subs not used: Dean Snedker, Gary Deegan, Alan Connell, Mathias Kouo-Doumbe
Referee: Mr S Mathieson
Dagenham: Abu Ogogo (72)
Cobblers: Chris Hackett (16, 8th of the season), Ricky Ravenhill (75, 7th)
15 cautions at any time in season; 3 match suspension
Sendings off: 2 cautions in one game; 1 match suspension but cautions do not count towards above totals. Other sendings off; 1 or 3 match suspension. Extra match ban for additional sendings off.
Northampton Town travelled to Dagenham & Redbridge knowing a win would lift them out of the bottom two for the first time since September.
Zander Diamond, Ian Morris and Ivan Toney all came into the Cobblers side with Mathias Kouo-Doumbe, Leon McSweeney and Emile Sinclair dropping to the bench. Former Cobblers loanee Luke Norris started up front for the Daggers.
The Cobblers took the lead on 7 minutes, Ivan Toney with a terrific header following a pin-point cross from Ian Morris.
That lead was doubled four minutes later, Ian Morris with a superb lobbed shot from just outside the area.
The home side threatened for the first time on 34 minutes, Matt Duke called upon to tip over a header from Norris.
Ivan Toney scored a superb second goal to extend the Cobblers lead on 39 minutes, the young striker with a perfectly executed overhead kick to make it 3-0.
Duke saved from Medy Elito at the start of the second half as Dagenham looked to haul themselves back into the contest.
A Chris Hackett free-kick was well saved by Jordan Seabright before Chris Wilder made a change, Emile Sinclair replacing John Marquis.
Leon McSweeney then came on for Ivan Toney with two-goal hero Toney leaving the field to a standing ovation from the 1,200 plus travelling Cobblers fans.
Kelvin Langmead replaced Chris Hackett late on and although the second half may have been a much quieter affair but that mattered not one jot to the Cobblers as the three goals in the first half ensured that going into the last game of the season against Oxford United at Sixfields Chris Wilder's side were out of the relegation zone.
DAGENHAM MATCH STATS (first half in brackets, match total out of brackets)
SHOTS ON TARGET: (1) 3
SHOTS OFF TARGET: (2) 3
CORNERS: (2) 2
FOULS: (8) 15
CAUGHT OFFSIDE: (4) 5
COBBLERS MATCH STATS (first half in brackets, match total out of brackets)
SHOTS ON TARGET: (4) 6
SHOTS OFF TARGET: (1) 2
CORNERS: (2) 4
FOULS: (5) 12
CAUGHT OFFSIDE: (3) 6
The above stats are recorded by club staff. The stats shown elsewhere on this page are recorded by Opta.