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Joshua Richards, Dagenham & Redbridge correspondent, at Victoria Road
Saturday, March 24, 2012
League Two: Dagenham & Redbridge 2 Accrington Stanley 1
Scott Doe headed his second goal in as many games to lift Dagenham & Redbridge two points clear of the relegation zone.
Bobby Grant curled in the opening goal just before half time.
But in a furious finish Brian Woodall headed the equaliser with five minutes remaining.
Before Doe turned in Medy Elito's cross in injury time to spark wild celebrations and boost Daggers survival hopes.
Boss John Still kept faith with the side that drew at Barnet in mid-week and it was the home side who carved out the first real chance of the match.
Damien McCrory's corner picked out Mattieu Baudry, whose header was cleared off the line by defender Daniel Coid.
Accrington enjoyed plenty of possession in the opening 20 minutes, but the Daggers defence, marshalled superbly by Baudry, kept the visiting attackers frustrated.
A half volley from Craig Linfield inside the box was brilliantly blocked by the impressive French central defender with clear-cut chances at a premium.
Keeper Chris Lewington made an apprehensive start, but early nerves were settled with an excellent near post save to deny Grant from a tight angle.
Two minutes before the interval the visitors moved in front.
Grant curled the ball perfectly pass Lewington and into the bottom corner to give his side a half-time lead.
Stanley continued to pose problems after the break with Grant, lively all afternoon, testing Lewington from the edge of the box, while substitute Will Hatfield should have done better with a close-range shot that crept over the crossbar after a neat move.
Abu Ogogo went close to an equaliser midway through the second-half, but saw his volley blocked by Aristote Nsiala, then shot over after an excellent team break.
Daggers late pressure finally told with five minutes remaining when Spillane crossed for Woodall to head in the precious equaliser.
And as the game moved in to stoppage time, Nsiala was shown a straight red card for an apparent altercation with Spillane as Elito prepared to take a free-kick.
The winger eventually delivered a devastating cross to the far post for Doe to head in and send the supporters home with renewed hope of escaping relegation.
Daggers: Lewington, Doe, Baudry, Arber, McCrory, Nurse (Scott 55), Spillane, Ogogo, Elito, Parker (Bingham 46), Akinde (Woodall 62).
Subs not used: Hogan, Wassmer.
Accrington: Nicholls, Coid (Hatfield 20), Nsiala, Kiernan (Craney 78), McIntyre, Joyce, Devitt, Murphy, Barnett, Grant, Linfield (Amond 69).
Subs not used: Dunbavin, Hopper.
Attendance: 1,476 (66 away).