Currie hails Daggers’ work rate in Bury win
11:30 07 January 2015
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Murphy’s volley sealed first victory in four matches
Daggers assistant manager Darren Currie was delighted with the battling qualities displayed in the 1-0 victory over Bury at Victoria Road.
Wayne Burnett’s team started the year in the League Two relegation zone following a winless and goalless December.
But they bounced back against the Shakers, as Rhys Murphy scored the only goal on 51 minutes, volleying past Robert Lainton for the win.
The hosts were forced into some desperate defending at times, but Currie was pleased they backed up the point at Southend with a crucial victory at Victoria Road.
He said: “It is a very happy new year, it has started off really nicely!
“Where we are in the league, and with our confidence at the moment, the majority of the time to dig yourself out of these situations you have to do the ugly stuff.
“We showed those qualities at Southend to earn a point and we’ve had to show it again for big parts of the game against Bury.
“As the match went on we stood up and every man got counted for and we got the victory, which we are really pleased with.”
Currie admitted Daggers were fortunate not to have a penalty awarded against them seven minutes from time when Ayo Obileye made contact with Bury’s Danny Rose.
Referee Iain Williamson gave the home side a free-kick and booked the Shakers striker for simulation. But Currie felt it was the wrong decision, adding: “It is no different to the penalty Matty Partridge gave away for us against Exeter City.
“Both benches are as shocked as much as everyone else. It looks a clean penalty, but that can be a turning point for us.”
Currie felt Daggers deserved some luck after putting in a battling and determined performance against David Flitcroft’s team.
He was also pleased they were able to beat an in-form Bury, after registering a 2-0 win against the Shakers on November 29 when the Gigg Lane outfit were struggling for results.
“When we played Bury up at their place at the end of November they were out of form,” added Currie.
“They were maybe not as free flowing or as confident before as they looked against us this time. But they are a very good side, which makes it all the more pleasing that we got the victory.
“The last two games we have decided to strip the game back a little bit,” Currie added.
“We have said first and foremost work as hard as we possibly can. The boys have done that in the last two games – it’s no coincidence that we have got a little bit of the rub of the green.
“We have got four points against Southend and Bury and two clean sheets so it goes to show sometimes doing the ugly side of the game you can get results.”