Search

Connors: We could see Exeter goals coming

PUBLISHED: 14:02 06 October 2014 | UPDATED: 14:02 06 October 2014

Jack Connors of Dagenham (Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO)

Jack Connors of Dagenham (Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO)

Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO c/o 27 Plaiters Way, Braintree, Essex, CM7 3LR - Editorial Use ONLY - FA Premier League and Football Leagu

Left-back disappointed with defeat despite coming under ‘relentless’ second half pressure

Daggers defender Jack Connors was disappointed to lose on Friday night to Exeter and felt the Victoria Road outfit should have at least taken a point from the game after they lead 1-0 up until the 80th minute.

Jamie Cureton put Wayne Burnett’s side ahead early on before they conceded twice in the final ten minutes to fall to a 2-1 defeat at home.

Matt Partridge gave away a penalty in the 79th minute, which Jimmy Keohane converted, before Arron Davies powered a header into the top corner to earn Exeter a deserved late victory.

Connors admitted Daggers could feel the late goals coming after they endured a barrage of pressure in the second period.

He said: “(The second half) was always going to pan out that way and we dropped deeper, and deeper and deeper.

“The pressure was relentless so we could kind of see it coming but obviously the penalty is unfortunate.”

Partridge shoved Exeter’s Alex Nicholls to the ground inside the box and although Connors was unsure whether it was the right decision or not, he admitted you can’t make contact inside the box.

“I am not sure if it is or if it isn’t (a penalty),” said the left-back.

“As soon as you make contact inside the box you give the referee a decision to make.

“But from there, when it goes to 1-1, you still want to hold on for at least a point so it is disappointing to lose.”

Friday’s defeat was Connors second back in the starting team after a three-match run of games on the bench.

He is unavailable for tomorrow’s Johnstone’s Paint Trophy game against Leyton Orient, due to his call-up to the Republic of Ireland under-21’s, but he should be back for Saturday’s game against Accrington Stanley.

The defender plans to fly straight from Heathrow to Manchester on Friday, so he can link up with the Daggers squad, after returning from international duty in Norway with the U21’s.

Connors added: “This is my second game back in the team so hopefully I only miss the JPT game.

“I should make it back for Accrington away so I should be alright.”

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Barking and Dagenham Post visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Barking and Dagenham Post staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Barking and Dagenham Post account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest Barking and Dagenham Sports News

Natwest T20 Blast South Group: Essex (129-3) beat Hampshire (124-9) by seven wickets

10:00

The latest news from the Thomas McCurtains GAA club

Yesterday, 12:30

Essex have lost four of first five games, like they did last year before improving to make knockout stages

Yesterday, 10:30

Maddie Hinch makes several fine saves, but it isn’t enough to send them through to final

Yesterday, 08:00

Daggers set for first home game of the season against West Ham United

Thu, 17:30

Essex have struggled so far in T20 competition, winning just one of their first five

Thu, 16:00

Barking captain Ehsan Afzal is ‘confident’ his side can continue winning streak against Essex County Premier Division side Aztecs this weekend, writes Jacob Ranson.

Thu, 15:33

Henry Green girls’ football team enjoy a successful season as they go unbeaten to land the treble.

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read sport

Show Job Lists

Competitions

Having a brand new kitchen is something that lots of people want but can only dream of. Sadly keeping up to date and making our living spaces as nice as they can be is a costly and incredibly stressful business. Even a fresh coat of paint makes all the difference but isn’t easy or quick.

Who wouldn’t love the chance to go on a shopping spree. Imagine being able to walk into a shop and choose whatever your heart desires without having to worry about how much it costs.

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Barking and Dagenham Post
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now