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Cousins downbeat about pivotal Power strike

12:30 17 December 2014

Dagenham & Redbridge's number one Mark Cousins (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO).

Dagenham & Redbridge's number one Mark Cousins (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO).

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Victoria Road number one disappointed with lack of opportunities created by Daggers

Dagenham & Redbridge goalkeeper Mark Cousins admitted he wasn’t happy with his part in Tranmere’s winning goal during Saturday’s 1-0 loss.

Max Power struck from outside the box, 15 minutes from time, to consign the hosts to a 11th league defeat of the season.

And although the home keeper was beaten at his near post, it was a ferocious effort from the talented Merseyside youngster.

Cousins was not pleased with the winner from 20 yards, though.

“I am a bit disappointed, getting beat at your near post you have to question yourself,” he said.

“Every goal that goes in you are disappointed in some respect.

“It came out of nowhere really, it was quite a flat game and neither team was playing that well.

“Goals change games and they have got it and nicked a 1-0 win.”

Jamie Cureton had two decent opportunities for Daggers, whilst Power dragged an effort wide in the first half for the visitors.

The 27-year-old keeper admitted the hosts were not happy with the lack of openings they created.

“It was a game of very limited chances, I wouldn’t expect your match report to have too much in it!” added Cousins.

“That is probably the most disappointing thing, being at home we didn’t create enough.

“I think we played very compact in the first half and our formation sometimes allows us to get wider.

“But we were quite compact and it didn’t allow us to get the ball moving around or get our passing going.”

Saturday’s game was Daggers first competitive clash in two weeks.

Wayne Burnett’s side did face a Tottenham Hotspur XI in a training match on December 6 so Cousins felt they couldn’t use the ‘weekend league break’ as an excuse for their below-par performance.

“The break may have affected us, but we had a game against Tottenham,” he added.

“Sometimes when you are on a good run you don’t want to go away for two weeks and come back.

“We can’t use that as an excuse, we trained hard all week and there wasn’t a spark from our performance against Tranmere.”

Although the loss was frustrating, Burnett’s side looked solid using their new formation.

Cousins praised his central defenders Scott Doe, Brian Saah and Ayo Obileye.

“Defensively we look solid and especially because we have three fantastic centre halves,” he said.

“All are good in the air, all strong and all of them have enough pace to deal with any striker in this league.

“The formation has certainly made us more solid.”

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