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Sky Bet League Two: Dagenham & Redbridge 2 York City 0
Rhys Murphy and Brian Woodall both scored to help Daggers and manager Wayne Burnett to their first home win since February over York City.
Burnett made one change from the side which lost 3-2 at Brentford in the League Cup on Tuesday with Brian Woodall coming in for Jake Reed.
It was a cagey start to the match with neither side creating much in attack, and it took until the 20th minute for the game to spring into life.
Brian Saah just got back in time to prevent Ryan Jarvis getting a shot on goal, and Daggers continued to remain on the back foot as Jarvis just failed to get on the end of a dangerous Lanre Oyebanjo cross.
York continued to look the most likely side to take the lead and it was Scott Doe this time who just prevented Richard Cresswell from shooting goalwards.
However, much against the run of play, the Daggers took the lead when they turned defence into attack in a flash of an eye with 36 minutes on the clock.
Ashley Chambers was one-on-one with Hoyte but the former Arsenal youngster did well to dispossess the veteran striker before launching the Daggers forward.
His clearance found Brian Woodall who in turned played a great defence splitting ball for Murphy to run onto and after rounding goalkeeper Michael Ingham he fired into an empty net.
After the break it was the visitors who unsurprisingly took the game to the Daggers but Ashley Chambers and Richard Cresswell were denied by Lewington.
The hosts were limited to counter-attacking football but it almost reaped the rewards as Elito pushed the Daggers on and he forced Ingham into a decent save from the edge of the box.
Once again it was Elito who was the main outlet for Burnett’s side as he once again launched another attack and played in the unmarked Murphy.
But he wasted the chance as his curling effort was weak and easily saved by Ingham.
However, the hosts made sure of the three points with 11 minutes remaining as Woodall found himself unmarked on the right hand side of the area and shot low left footed past Ingham.
And substitute Affy Obafemi missed a golden opportunity to round off a successful afternoon when blasting over from close range for what would have been his first goal for the club.
Dagenham & Redbridge: Lewington, Ilesanmi, Doe, Saah, Hoyte, Elito, Ogogo, Howell (Bingham 78), Woodall, Scott (Dennis 80), Murphy (Obafemi 84).
Unused substitutes: Seabright, Reed, Shields, Connors.
York City: Ingham, Oyebanjo, Davies, Smith, McGurk, Coulson, Chambers (Fletcher 63), Jarvis, Montrose (Clay 60), Cresswell (Bowman 75), Platt.
Unused substitutes: York City subs: Kettings, Parslow, Fyfield, Allan.
Attendance: 1,487 (358 York)
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