Burnett pleased to bag another three points

17:30 09 February 2015

Dagenham & Redbridge players celebrate Jamie Cureton

Dagenham & Redbridge players celebrate Jamie Cureton's goal against York City (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO).

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A second consecutive win moves them up to 17th in the table

Jamie Cureton of Dagenham & Redbridge celebrates scoring the opener at Bootham Crescent (pic:Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO).Jamie Cureton of Dagenham & Redbridge celebrates scoring the opener at Bootham Crescent (pic:Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO).

Daggers started life without Rhys Murphy with a win at relegation rivals York City at the weekend, to the delight of boss Wayne Burnett.

Two goals from Jamie Cureton ensured a difficult week, which started with Murphy leaving to join League One Oldham Athletic, ended on a high with three points.

Abu Ogogo made his comeback from injury for Dagenham & Redbridge against Cambridge United (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO).Abu Ogogo made his comeback from injury for Dagenham & Redbridge against Cambridge United (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO).

The 39-year-old scored in the 19th and 53rd minute at Bootham Crescent to give Daggers victory and Burnett said: “We are very pleased with the win. We have had a tough week losing one of our strikers, who was very popular in the group.

“It has been difficult. The players are delighted he has gone on to a higher level and we have had to move on with life without Rhys Murphy and we came to York and have achieved a fantastic result.

“I thought the supporters were excellent and they turned out in force and I am pleased we gave them something to cheer about.”

Burnett made two changes to the team that beat Cheltenham as captain Abu Ogogo was restored.

Alex Jakubiak started as well after Murphy’s departure and was lively alongside Cureton up front, but it was captain Ogogo’s return that was the main talking point.

Ogogo returned at right-back – a position he hasn’t played for some time, but one he has previously performed well in – and the move gave Daggers even more balance as they were solid throughout against the Minstermen.

“He has been out for a long time, maybe 10 weeks now, a little longer,” said Burnett on Ogogo’s return to the starting line-up.

“We didn’t want to rush him too quickly, but he came in and did a very good job.”

Ogogo added even more assurance to the back four, but the coolness of Cureton proved decisive.

His two goals at York take him into double figures for the season and both finishes were superb.

For the opener he collected Billy Bingham’s pass before slotting into the net to spark wild celebrations with the away supporters.

And his second was a classy lob after collecting Ayo Obileye’s pass.

Burnett was almost running out of superlatives to describe the veteran forward, adding: “What can I say that I haven’t already said about Jamie Cureton? His movement is up there with the very best.

“He still gets disappointed when he doesn’t score goals, which I like, and he will continue to score goals because his movement is absolutely superb and I am delighted he has got another two goals at York.”

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