Daggers defeated at Hartlepool

Hartlepool United 2-1 Dagenham & Redbridge

Dagenham & Redbridge slipped top a narrow defeat against Vanarama National League title-chasers, Hartlepool United at Victoria Park.

Rhys Oates fired Hartlepool into a twentieth-minute lead. However, Matt Robinson nodded the Daggers level after half an hour on what was his 150th appearance for the Daggers.

But it was the Monkey Hangers who took the points to enhance their automatic promotion hopes. Gavan Holohan powerfully headed beyond Elliott Justham in the visitors’ goal to seal the points.

Dagenham & Redbridge return to Vanarama National League action on Monday, April 5 when they take on Aldershot Town at the Chigwell Construction Stadium (3pm).

Hartlepool United: Killip, Sterry, Cass, Liddle, Odusina, Ferguson, Featherstone, Holohan, Shelton (Williams 56’), Oates (Bennett 74’), Armstrong (White 85’) Subs not used: Donaldson, Molyneux

Dagenham & Redbridge: Justham, Rance, Clark, McCallum (McQueen 75’), Balanta, Weston, Robinson, Wright, Vilhete (Saunders 72’), Jones, Gordon Subs not used: Reynolds, Sagaf, Khan

Brian Jeeves

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