Daggers’ run ends as Shrewsbury celebrate promotion

17:07 28 April 2012

Dagenham & Redbridge manager John Still. Picture: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO

Dagenham & Redbridge manager John Still. Picture: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO

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League Two: Shrewsbury Town 1 Dagenham & Redbridge 0

Dagenham & Redbridge lost for the first time in nine matches as Shrewsbury Town clinched promotion to League One.

A single goal from James Collins was enough to ensure Graham Turner’s side finished their home campaign unbeaten.

While already-safe Daggers gave a fine account of themselves against one of the division’s strongest sides.

One change for John Still’s men saw captain Mark Arber miss out with a calf injury, with Luke Howell into the starting line-up for his third start since September.

The visitors made the more assured start, as Brian Woodall had a long range effort saved after a good period in possession.

But gradually the home side settled and both Mark Wright and Jermaine Grandison saw efforts cleared off the line by Damien McCrory and stand-in skipper Scott Doe respectively.

Midway through the first half Medy Elito was inches away from silencing the sell-out home crowd, but his low effort crept just wide of the post after another slick passing move.

On 38 minutes Shrewsbury top-scorer Collins relieved tension on the terraces with the opening goal.

Nicky Wroe found space to cross from the left flank and Collins headed in his 16th of the season with keeper Chris Lewington motionless.

On the stroke of half-time Lewington raced from his line to deny Collins at close quarters and the Shrews a second.

After the break the home side should have wrapped up the points. After a marauding run from Jermaine Grandison down the right, the full-back crossed low for Terry Gornell who miscued wide.

Daggers struggled to impose themselves in the second half in the same manner they had in the first, but Howell was inches away from the equaliser when his long range effort was deflected over the top.

In the final minutes Josh Scott headed Dominic Green’s cross wide, as the home side hung on for a clean sheet.

The highlight of Daggers second half was the sight of Peter Gain on the pitch for the first time since Boxing Day with everything falling into place at seemingly the right time.

Daggers surrendered their unbeaten run, despite a brave display, but the day belonged to League One-bound Shrewsbury Town.

Shrewsbury: Neal, Grandison, Sharps, Cansdell-Sherriff, Jacobson, Wildig (Taylor 89), Wroe, Richards, Wright, Collins, Gornell (Morgan 71). Subs not used: Smith, McAllister, Regan.

Daggers: Lewington, Doe, Spillane, Baudry, McCrory, Bingham (Gain 74), Ogogo, Howell, Elito (Green 74), Scott, Woodall (Abdulla 84). Subs not used: Hogan, Rose.

Attendance: 9,441 (147 away).

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