Cheltenham earned their first win under manager Mark Yates and a first victory in 16 games with a well-deserved 2-0 triumph at fading Dagenham.

Goals from Justin Richards and Josh Low ended a drought that had lasted since September 12 as Daggers` poor form continues.

The Robins had the better of the opening exchanges as Richards had a shot turned aside by Tony Roberts before Andy Gallinagh saw his header smack against the crossbar.

Dagenham`s leading scorer Paul Benson had his side's only chance of the opening period but put his free header too close to Scott Brown.

It was 1-0 in first-half stoppage-time when Julian Alsop swung over an inch-perfect cross that Richards headed home via a slight deflection.

After the break, Roberts made a stunning save to deny Alsop, but Cheltenham extended their lead in the 66th minute when David Hutton sent Low clear and he dinked the ball over the onrushing Roberts.

Daggers tried manfully for an equaliser, with Josh Scott's shot cleared off the line by David Pipe, but they could not make a breakthrough.

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