Both teams have been milling around the bottom end of the table since the season began so whoever won this game would be given confidence in their race for survival.
Tranmere started the brighter of the two sides and Jennison Myrie Williams’ shot narrowly went wide of Dagenham’s upright.
Jamie Cureton then had the chance to give Dagenham the lead after thirty-two minutes but he dragged his shot wide as the Daggers started to gain momentum.
The Dagenham breakthrough came on forty minutes when Cureton squeezed in-between Josh Thompson and Adam Dugdale to latch onto Andre Boucaud’s through ball to lob Fon Williams.
Tranmere hit back just three minutes later when Chesterfield loanee Dan Gardner smashed in a spectacular equaliser from the edge of the area.
Billy Bingham had the chance to take the Daggers into the break in the lead but Dugdale cleverly blocked his shot.
Dagenham continued to pile on the pressure and five minutes into the second half, Ashley Hemmings put the away side back into the lead with a low drive.
Four minutes later, Bingham hit a spectacular 30 yard shot to put more pressure on Tranmere to pull back.
Jamie Cureton then missed a glorious opportunity to further demoralise the hosts before Max Power pulled a goal back.
That wasn’t the last chance of the game. Janoi Donacien then squandered a brilliant opportunity to equalise in stoppage time but blazed high and wide with the game finishing 3-2 to Dagenham.
The boos that rang out from the Tranmere fans at the end showed the discontent of slipping into the bottom two with eleven games left to keep the club up.