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Posted Tue 30 Jun 15 at 08:15 AM

Northampton 1 Daggers 2

Daggers picked up their first league win of the season thanks to two first half goals from Matt McClure
There were two changes from the win at Cambridge, with Joe Widdowson and Nyron Nosworthy coming in to the side.
Daggers fell behind in the 23rd minute when Marc Richards nodded home a Nicky Adams’ cross from the right.
But the visitors drew level just six minutes later when McClure struck for his third consecutive match.
Ashley Hemmings’ cross from the left had evaded Doidge but McClure made no mistake at the far post to head in and level the scores.
And McClure grabbed his second in the 38th minute, capitalising on a mix up in the hosts’ defence.
Northampton stopper Adam Smith collided with a defender on the edge of the box when coming for a long ball, and the ball fell to McClure who swept home.
McClure could have had another before the break but fired straight at Smith after being played through by Hemmings.
Liam O’Brien was called into action in the 58th minute, brilliantly tipping a long range effort by Sam Hoskins onto the crossbar and out for a corner.
Christian Doidge saw his header cleared off the line soon after while Joe Widdowson, against his former club, also acted as the last line of defence to prevent Northampton scoring an equaliser.
There were even more chances for Daggers to wrap up success but they were able to hold on for their first win over the Cobblers
Daggers: O’Brien; Passley, Nosworthy, Obileye, Widdowson; Chambers (Hines 71), Ferdinand, Richards, Hemmings; Doidge, McClure (Dikamona 90+1)
Unused subs: Cousins, Cureton, Jones, Raymond
Attendance: 4,032 (including 121 Daggers fans)
Referee: Charles Breakspear

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