Former Daggers boss John Still praises his Barnet side’s efforts against his old club

PUBLISHED: 17:00 28 August 2018

Former Dagenham & Redbridge manager John Still (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Former Dagenham & Redbridge manager John Still (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

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Barnet manager John Still praised his side’s efforts as they sealed a 2-1 victory against his former club Dagenham & Redbridge on Bank Holiday Monday.

The Bees found themselves 0-1 in the first minute as Daggers Elliot Romain opened the scoring but Wesley Foguck and Jack Barham both netted to seal the three points for the hosts at the Hive.

The 68-year-old believes his side played good football but found his old side difficult to break down under new manager Peter Taylor.

“To be honest we were 0-1 down early on as we got caught out by a ball over the top, but it happens to even the best, but I thought we just played and played.

“I thought we created chances, I thought that we dominated possession and listen I don’t think anyone has better them by more than one goal because they play deep.

“They play their system and it’s hard to break down but we just kept playing and playing.

“I think it was only the last ten minutes a little bit of panic set in which is natural as you want to win at home but as far as I’m concerned we played the right game, the right way and got the right result.”

Still backed his decision to only made one change for the match after making the long trip to Chesterfield just two days before where they picked up a 1-0 win.

“It wasn’t as it was a tough game and we’d travelled, I always think its difficult to have two games in such a short period of time, it can be really difficult but we’re desperate for defenders.

“I have to give every credit to Craig Robson and Dan Sweeney that have played without being 100 per cent but we have no one else at the moment.

“Callum Reynolds is out and Ricardo Santos is out, Andre Boucaud is out as well and Charlee Adams can go and play there but he had to play in the middle so we’re backs against the wall.

“Its immense credit to them but it’s tough at the same time.”

He then went on to reveal that he feels the National League has too many fixtures in the opening month of the season.

“I actually think at this level we play too many games at once and it’s hard to recover and it’s how you get injuries but it is what it is.”

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