Town too strong for Daggers

Two goals in four minutes put Northampton on their way to a 3-1 New Year's Day victory over Dagenham at Sixfields.

Last Updated: 01/01/13 at 19:12

Hackett: Netted Northampton's second

Hackett: Netted Northampton's second

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Jake Reed shot over early on for the Daggers while Ben Tozer was off target with a long-range effort for Northampton, for whom Lewis Hornby also had a goalbound shot blocked.

The Cobblers found it difficult to break down the Daggers defence and it took an own goal from Abu Ogogo to gift the hosts a 36th-minute lead, the visiting skipper turning Clive Platt's flick-on past 'keeper Chris Lewington.

Either side of the opener, Dagenham's top scorer Sam Williams squandered a couple of good chances, missing the target following hesitancy from Kelvin Langmead and then heading over from Medy Elito's excellent cross.

And the second miss proved crucial as Cobblers quickly doubled their advantage in the 39th minute, Chris Hackett racing into the box to beat Lewington with a neat finish.

Dagenham responded well after the restart and had a couple of chances to reduce the arrears, Matt Saunders going close and substitute Brian Woodall's header hitting a post.

But Langmead put the result beyond doubt seven minutes into the second half, getting on the end of another Tozer delivery to head past Lewington.

Scott Doe should have done better with a header for Dagenham, who continued to create chances to get back into the contest. And it was the Daggers defender who finally reduced the arrears in the 71st minute with a low drive following some poor defending from the hosts.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

More Match Results

Saturday, 22 November 2014
15:00
Accrington 2-1 Cambridge Utd  
Burton Alb 1-0 Luton  
Bury 1-3 Newport  
Cheltenhm 1-4 Wycombe  
Dag + Red 4-2 Carlisle  
Exeter 3-2 Shrewsbury  
Hartlepool 1-3 York City  
Mansfield 1-0 Plymouth  
Northamptn 1-0 Stevenage  
Oxford Utd 0-0 AFC W'don  

Footer 365

Chelsea & City win, Burnley joy

Premier League leaders Chelsea remain unbeaten after a routine 2-0 win over West Brom, while Man City beat Swansea and Burnley won at Stoke.

Premier League: Danny Ings inspires Burnley to first away win at Stoke

Danny Ings’ first-half double guided Burnley to a 2-1 victory over Stoke at the Britannia.

Premier League: Yaya Toure inspires Manchester City to comeback win over Swansea

Manchester City came from behind to grab only their second win in seven games thanks to Yaya Toure’s second-half winner.

Mail Box

A Funny Mail About Line Dancing & More

We have some great responses to young Jack's question about how readers first got into football. Plus, finally some intelligent thoughts on Dave Whelan's outburst...

United Fans Would Gladly Take Wilshere

That's the message to any Arsenal fans who don't appreciate the midfielder. Plus, plenty on everyone's current favourite football club chairman and a wee question about fandom...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property