Dagenham and Redbridge slipped back to the bottom of League Two on Sunday as goals in either half from Luke Guttridge and Alex Lawless gave Luton Town a comfortable 2-0 win.
Luton, led by John Still – who managed Dagenham for 11 years across two spells – arrived at the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham Stadium without a win in five matches but proved too strong for their hosts, who returned to the bottom going into an FA Cup break next weekend.
On a foggy Sunday afternoon in Essex, Luton took time to grow into game but led four minutes before half-time when Guttridge collected Josh McQuoid’s flick-on to register his second goal of the season.
Dagenham, who saw fellow strugglers York City and Yeovil Town beaten on Saturday, started the second half promisingly and wasted a glorious opportunity to level when Ashley Hemmings missed the target one-on-one with Mark Tyler.
And a minute later, Guttridge turned provider for Lawless to seal the points – Wayne Burnett’s hosts still winless at home in the league this season.