March 23, 2013
Welcome win for Cod Army
Gareth Evans' superb strike handed Fleetwood only their second victory in nine games as they came from behind to beat Dagenham 2-1.
The Daggers took the lead after just five minutes when Shaun Beeley was adjudged to have handled inside the penalty area after the visitors had twice hit the crossbar.
Medy Elito converted the resulting spot-kick to hand the visitors a lead which would last just one minute.
Junior Brown may have intended his ball from the right channel as a cross, instead it crept in at the back post to bring play-off outsiders Fleetwood level.
And before the break they could have been ahead, first Jamille Matt tested goalkeeper Chris Lewington before referee Andy Haines blew for a Fleetwood free-kick just as Jamie McGuire was tapping the ball home.
Town were in charge and they took a deserved lead early in the second half, winger Evans cutting in from the left and firing home an unstoppable 20-yard shot.
Substitute Jake Reed forced a save from Fleetwood's Scott Davies as the Daggers looked to battle back but the hosts held on to claim the spoils.
|Fleetwood Town||Dagenham & Redbridge|
|1 Scott Davies||1 Chris Lewington|
|13 Alan Goodall||18 Gavin Hoyte|
|12 Junior Brown||4 Scott Doe|
|2 Shaun Beesley||2 Luke Wilkinson|
|27 Ryan Edwards||3 Oluwafemi Ilesanmi|
|11 Barry Nicholson||17 Luke Howell|
|18 Jamie McGuire||12 Medy Elito|
|32 Gareth Evans||19 Abu Ogogo|
|4 Anthony Barry||15 Matthew Saunders|
|6 Nathan Pond||9 Ben Strevens|
|10 Jamille Matt||10 Joshua Scott|
|33 David Lucas||Jordan Seabright 30|
|15 Conor McLaughlin||Darren Currie 29|
|5 Jean-Michel Fontaine||Kevin Maher 16|
|20 Damien Johnson||Dominic Green 11|
|24 Ryan Crowther||Gianluca Gracco 31|
|14 Andrew Mangan||Sean Shields 35|
|26 David Ball||Jake Reed 14|
|Jean-Michel Fontaine for Jamille Matt (77)||Jordan Seabright for Chris Lewington (63)|
|Ryan Crowther for Junior Brown (86)||Jake Reed for Ben Strevens (70)|
|Dominic Green for Gavin Hoyte (70)|
|Barry Nicholson (74)||Luke Wilkinson (56)|
|· Squads: Fleetwood Town | Dagenham & Redbridge|