Daggers lose out to Shrews

DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE slipped to seventh in League Two after a defeat at Shrewsbury Town on Saturday, a result that saw the hosts leapfrog them in the table.

COCA COLA LEAGUE TWO

Shrewsbury Town 2 Daggers 1

by MIKE SIMMONDS

DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE slipped to seventh in League Two after a defeat at Shrewsbury Town on Saturday, a result that saw the hosts leapfrog them in the table.


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Daggers had taken the lead when Paul Benson rifled in a superb drive from the edge of the penalty area, his 13th of the season after six minutes, only for Dave Hibbert to sweep home an equaliser shortly afterwards.

The killer goal arrived moments before half time, when substitute Steven Leslie hooked into the net from close range.

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After the break, Daggers came close to a leveller, but were reduced to 10 men when Scott Doe was sent off.

Daggers: Tony Roberts, Abu Ogogo, Jamie Day, Scott Doe, Mark Arber, Danny Green (Wes Thomas 80), Marlon Pack, Danny Spiller (Darren Currie 85), Peter Gain, Josh Scott (Roman Vincelot 71), Paul Benson.

Subs not used: Jon Nurse, Graeme Montgomery, Chris Lewington, Phil Walsh.

Shrews: David Button, Dean Holden (Danny Taylor 18) Joe Skarz, Terry Dunfield, Craig Disley (Steve Leslie 32), Kelvin Langmead, David Hibbert, Jake Robinson, Lewis Neal, Shane Cansdell-Sheriff, Kevin McIntyre.

Subs not used:Kris Bright, Paul Murray, Harry Hooman, Chris Neal, Jon Taylor.

Attendance: 4,812 (inc 110 Daggers fans).

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