Lee Hughes notched his 21st goal of the season as Notts County picked up an important 3-0 win at fellow promotion-chasers Dagenham & Redbridge.

The prolific striker scored moments after half time, as he claimed to have applied the finishing touch to Ben Davies' curling free kick to make the score 2-0.

It was Davies who opened the scoring on 44 minutes, when he picked up a rebound and bent a stunning effort over Tony Roberts and into the top corner.

The Daggers had more possession in the opening period, though they could never really test Kasper Schmeichel, as Josh Scott came closest, fizzing his shot over the bar.

After the break, Roberts was at his best to deny Davies' fierce volley, while the hosts should have halved the deficit but striker Paul Benson put his header straight at the keeper.

Hughes continued to show his quality, sending a volley straight into the hands of Roberts.

The points were wrapped up after 83 minutes though when a lovely crossfield move saw Ade Akinbiyi set up Karl Hawley and the striker scuffed a volley that deflected off Abu Ogogo and beat the wrong-footed Roberts.

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