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Ashley thrilled to end goal drought

10:00 27 November 2014

Ashley Chambers of Dagenham & Redbridge (pic:Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO).

Ashley Chambers of Dagenham & Redbridge (pic:Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO).

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Daggers’ attacker scored twice to help beat Carlisle and stared in new formation

Ashley Chambers of Dagenham & Redbridge celebrates scoring the second goal against Carlisle United (pic:Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO).Ashley Chambers of Dagenham & Redbridge celebrates scoring the second goal against Carlisle United (pic:Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO).

Ashley Chambers was delighted to score his first league goal for Dagenham & Redbridge during their win over Carlisle United, and admitted it was a huge victory for the club.

The 24-year-old scored against Brentford in the Capital One Cup earlier in the season, but was 22 matches without a league goal for Wayne Burnett’s team prior to Saturday.

However, after scoring his first in the 23rd minute another followed at the start of the second half and he was thrilled.

“It was massively important to win,” said Chambers.

“It’s great that the goals have finally come because it has been playing on my mind a little bit.

“For two to come in one game is a bit like the buses situation!

“Hopefully I can carry it on now and the main thing was the three points because it was massive for the club after the run we have been on and the bit of stick we have been getting. But we showed our unity and come out with a win.”

Chambers was thankful that referee Kevin Johnson didn’t award a penalty after Ade Yusuff had been brought down by Carlisle keeper Dan Hanford.

The official allowed play to continue and Chambers tapped in to put Daggers 2-1 up.

“It was quite pleasing because I was making a run and usually I tend to stop back and hold at the edge of the area, but I ran through this time,” he added.

“Ade has been taken out and I think the referee was going to give a penalty anyway, but thankfully he let it run and I had a little tap-in.

“It was nice to open the league account with that one.”

Chambers has become more accustomed to playing various positions under Burnett.

He played just behind Yusuff and Jamie Cureton on Saturday, in a formation that had Brian Saah, Scott Doe and Ayo Obileye as a back three.

And Chambers is hoping the formation can bring Daggers more success in the weeks to come after a poor run of results.

“I played off the two strikers, which I enjoy,” he added.

“I think if we work a bit more at the formation it can work really well for the team and I, so hopefully we can keep progressing with that.

“It was introduced last week and we have brought big Ayo in from Charlton, he was solid as a rock on Saturday.

“With three centre halves we were really solid at the back and hard to break down.

“It worked out perfectly from the manager’s point of view and hopefully we can keep progressing and make the formation work.”

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