Josh Scott fired a late winner as Dagenham & Redbridge came from two goals down to stun Aldershot 3-2.

Scott slid home Wesley Thomas's cross with five minutes remaining to cap a second-half fightback that had started with a Paul Benson brace.

The win ends a run of four straight away defeats for the Daggers and breathes new life into their flagging play-off hopes.

After a quiet opening, the game sprang to life after 22 minutes when visiting keeper Tony Roberts allowed Kirk Hudson's low shot to beat him at the near post.

The visitors were producing little of note, Benson screwing a shot wide and Mark Arber tamely heading over the bar.

Aldershot extended their lead shortly after the interval, substitute Daniel Hylton chesting down Anthony Straker's cross into the path of Scott Donnelly, who fizzed a low drive past Roberts.

Dagenham then threw themselves a lifeline after 65 minutes when Benson tapped home a Danny Green free-kick that had deceived home keeper Stephen Henderson.

And it was Benson again minutes later who levelled matters, twisting away from Chris Blackburn before drilling low past Henderson for the equaliser.

Yet the Daggers were not done there as Scott completed the remarkable turnaround late on to move John Still`s side to within two points of the top seven.

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