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Dag Red 1-1 Crawley Town: Match Report
Published : 21 Apr 2012 18:01:44
Bingham secures Daggers survival
Billy Bingham's stunning first-half goal secured npower League Two survival for Dagenham and dented Crawley's automatic promotion push following a 1-1 draw at Victoria Road.
Daggers started brightly and Michael Spillane headed over at the near post after losing his marker from Damien McCrory's free-kick. But Crawley took the lead after 18 minutes when Charlie Wassmer turned in Scott Davies' low cross from close range.
Just before the break, Davies again found a Crawley shirt with a right-wing cross, but Gary Alexander scuffed his volley wide.
Bingham hit a spectacular equaliser on the stroke of half-time to the joy of the home support. The midfielder picked the ball up midway inside the Crawley half and struck a 30-yard effort that flew beyond Michel Kuipers and into the back of the net.
After the interval, Davies again found Alexander in space inside the box, but the powerful forward shot over.
At the other end, Kuipers pushed Woodall's fierce volley round the post before Abu Ogogo had the final chance of the match but the Daggers man shot wide from the edge of the box.
Dag & Red 1-1 Crawley Town: Match Report - view commentary, squad, and statictics of the game as it happened.