Southampton maintained their promotion bid with victory against a dogged Dagenham & Redbridge.
Against a home side defending in numbers Saints took the lead through Adam Lallana's bicycle kick.
Guly Do Prado doubled their advantage, side-stepping Scott Doe before finding the bottom corner.
Substitute Josh Scott headed Daggers back into the game and Gavin Tomlin hit the bar before Rickie Lambert killed off their chances with a lobbed finish.
Southampton manager Nigel Adkins tells BBC Radio Solent: "I thought the mentality of my players was top drawer. We could have scored several in the first and second halves.
"(There was) great backing from our supporters.
"We had to be patient about ourselves. We just had to grind the opposition down a bit."
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Monday, 3 January 2011
Npower League One
Dag & Red
Dag & Red
18 Taiwo (Gain 50)
24 Bingham (Tomlin 46)
16 Savage (Scott 63)
11 Guly (Richardson 81)
20 Lallana yellow card
26 Oxlade-Chamberlain (Barnard 67)
07 Lambert (Seaborne 90+2)
Ref: RussellAtt: 3,585
DAG & RED
Dag & Red39%
Attempts on target
Dag & Red3
Attempts off target
Dag & Red3
Dag & Red1
Dag & Red5
90:00+4:09 The match has reached full-time.
90:00+1:40 Substitution Daniel Seaborne comes on in place of Richard Lambert.
90:00+0:38 GOAL - Richard Lambert:Dag & Red 1 - 3 Southampton Richard Lambert finds the back of the net with a goal from close range to the top left corner of the goal. Dag & Red 1-3 Southampton.
87:58 Unfair challenge on Medy Elito by Frazer Richardson results in a free kick. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes
in from Gavin Tomlin,
87:05 Centre by Gavin Tomlin, save by Kelvin Davis.
86:28 Outswinging corner taken by Danny Green.
85:57 Dean Hammond challenges Josh Scott unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Danny Green, clearance
made by Richard Lambert.
83:24 Danny Green provided the assist for the goal.
83:24 GOAL - Josh Scott:Dag & Red 1 - 2 Southampton Josh Scott scores a headed goal from inside the penalty area. Dag & Red 1-2 Southampton.
82:20 Effort from the edge of the box by Will Antwi goes wide of the left-hand upright.
80:47 Substitution Guly Do Prado goes off and Frazer Richardson comes on.
79:45 A cross is delivered by Danny Green, Jose Fonte makes a clearance.
76:25 The referee blows for offside. Kelvin Davis takes the indirect free kick.
74:58 Lee Barnard provided the assist for the goal.
74:58 GOAL - Guly Do Prado:Dag & Red 0 - 2 Southampton A goal is scored by Guly Do Prado from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Dag & Red 0-2 Southampton.
70:29 Unfair challenge on Gavin Tomlin by Radhi Jaidi results in a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Danny Green
from right wing, clearance by Richard Lambert.
69:15 Lee Barnard takes a shot. Blocked by Peter Gain.
66:56 Substitution Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain leaves the field to be replaced by Lee Barnard.
66:15 Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Adam Lallana, Radhi Jaidi takes a shot. Blocked by Will Antwi.
62:53 Substitution Bas Savage leaves the field to be replaced by Josh Scott.
62:38 Shot by Richard Chaplow from a long way out goes over the target.
62:21 The ball is crossed by Medy Elito, save made by Kelvin Davis.
60:50 Will Antwi takes a shot. Save by Kelvin Davis.
60:23 The ball is delivered by Danny Green, Danny Butterfield makes a clearance.
59:34 Romain Vincelot fouled by Richard Chaplow, the ref awards a free kick. Tony Roberts restarts play with the free kick.
58:45 Adam Lallana takes a shot. Blocked by Abu Ogogo.
57:36 The assistant referee flags for offside against Richard Lambert. Danny Green takes the indirect free kick.
56:53 Adam Lallana takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, Radhi Jaidi takes a shot. Scott Doe
gets a block in.
51:02 Handball decision goes against Romain Vincelot. Direct free kick taken by Danny Butterfield.
49:16 Substitution (Dag & Red) makes a substitution, with Peter Gain coming on for Solomon Taiwo.
47:51 Richard Lambert provided the assist for the goal.
47:51 Booking Adam Lallana is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
46:53 GOAL - Adam Lallana:Dag & Red 0 - 1 Southampton Adam Lallana finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Dag & Red 0-1
45:01 The referee gets the second half underway.
45:01 Substitution Billy Bingham goes off and Gavin Tomlin comes on.
45:00+1:10 The match has reached half-time.
44:45 Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain produces a cross, Header from close in by Guly Do Prado misses to the left of the target.
44:19 The ball is sent over by Ryan Dickson, Richard Lambert takes a shot. Tony Roberts makes a save.
42:56 The ball is crossed by Richard Lambert, save by Tony Roberts.
41:58 Shot from close range by Romain Vincelot misses to the left of the target.
41:40 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Solomon Taiwo by Guly Do Prado. Tony Roberts takes the direct free kick.
40:54 Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the goal.
39:42 Richard Lambert produces a cross, save by Tony Roberts.
37:53 Corner taken right-footed by Adam Lallana from the right by-line to the near post, Tony Roberts makes a save.
37:42 Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain takes a shot. Tony Roberts makes a save.
36:40 A cross is delivered by Ryan Dickson, Will Antwi makes a clearance.
35:28 Free kick awarded for a foul by Solomon Taiwo on Adam Lallana. Richard Lambert produces a strike on goal direct from the free
kick, blocked by Solomon Taiwo.
33:49 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Danny Green by Ryan Dickson. Strike comes in from Danny Green from the free kick,
blocked by Ryan Dickson.
32:55 The ball is delivered by Richard Lambert, clearance made by Scott Doe.
32:00 Unfair challenge on Adam Lallana by Danny Green results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Ryan Dickson.
31:23 Bas Savage fouled by Radhi Jaidi, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Danny Green, Guly
Do Prado manages to make a clearance.
30:45 Free kick awarded for a foul by Romain Vincelot on Danny Butterfield. Kelvin Davis takes the free kick.
29:34 The offside flag is raised against Richard Chaplow. Indirect free kick taken by Tony Roberts.
27:56 Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain concedes a free kick for a foul on Oluwafemi Ilesanmi. Tony Roberts takes the direct free kick.
25:34 A cross is delivered by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, save by Tony Roberts. Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by
Adam Lallana, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Richard Lambert misses to the right of the goal.
22:46 Danny Green crosses the ball, Radhi Jaidi makes a clearance.
22:13 Guly Do Prado takes a shot. Will Antwi gets a block in.
20:12 Adam Lallana takes a shot. Will Antwi gets a block in.
19:05 Medy Elito crosses the ball, clearance made by Radhi Jaidi.
18:41 Richard Chaplow concedes a free kick for a foul on Romain Vincelot. Direct free kick taken by Tony Roberts.
16:33 Bas Savage concedes a free kick for a foul on Jose Fonte. Free kick taken by Kelvin Davis.
13:33 Richard Lambert takes a shot. Save by Tony Roberts.
10:37 The assistant referee signals for offside against Oluwafemi Ilesanmi. Kelvin Davis takes the indirect free kick.
10:02 Adam Lallana takes the outswinging corner, Billy Bingham manages to make a clearance.
7:09 Guly Do Prado takes a shot. Blocked by Will Antwi. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Adam Lallana from the left by-line
to the near post, Tony Roberts makes a save.
6:22 Guly Do Prado takes a shot. Tony Roberts makes a save.
4:11 The assistant referee flags for offside against Bas Savage. Free kick taken by Kelvin Davis.
1:00 Adam Lallana takes a outswinging corner to the near post, clearance made by Billy Bingham.
0:45 Oluwafemi Ilesanmi gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. Danny Butterfield restarts play
with the free kick.
0:00 The ref blows the whistle to start the match.
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