Search

Gordon admits Daggers were ‘poor’ in cup loss to Heybridge

PUBLISHED: 16:00 07 November 2018

Liam Gordon of Dagenham & Redbridge (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Liam Gordon of Dagenham & Redbridge (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

©TGS Photo tgsphoto.co.uk +44 1376 553468

Essex club beaten on penalties in third round

Lamar Reynolds of Dagenham & Redbridge (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)Lamar Reynolds of Dagenham & Redbridge (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Liam Gordon admits Dagenham & Redbridge delivered a below-par performance after losing on penalties to Heybridge Swifts in the third round of the Essex Senior Cup.

The Vanarama National League side had taken the lead in the first half through Shamir Mullings as the cup tie looked to be going to form.

But Swifts, who play three levels below Daggers in the Bostik North, equalised through captain Kreshnic Krasniqi midway through the second half to take the game to the lottery of shoot-out.

Though Ollie Harfield scored his penalty, Shamir Mullings and Lamar Reynolds saw their efforts saved while defenders Alex Davey and Will Wright missed the target altogether.

That allowed Joe Gardner to send Heybridge through with the winning penalty, and an honest Gordon admitted Daggers were simply not good enough against Swifts.

“It was a poor performance from us collectively and individually as well,” said the teenage left-back.

“It shouldn’t have even come down to penalties and it was a poor game from us.”

Gordon’s disappointment was reflected by colleague Reynolds as Daggers’ long wait for another Essex Senior Cup trophy stretches on.

After taking the lead, the Victoria Road side had more than enough chances to put the tie to bed, but were wasteful in front of goal.

And winger Reynolds was left to rue those missed opportunities which later came back to haunt Daggers.

“It’s a tough loss to take. I thought we were a bit unlucky, but to lose on penalties was not good enough,” said the former Newport County man.

“We still should have seen the game out when we led and we could have scored even more goals. We had a lot of chances, so we’re disappointed to go out.”

Related articles

Latest Barking and Dagenham Stories

16:00

Midfielder scored winner for Essex club in win over Coasters

12:00

Nationwide project Breaking Boundaries aims to bring together young people, their families and communities through a shared love of cricket and was launched at the Barking Learning Centre last week.

10:00

Harry Redknapp is currently taking part in the latest series of I’m A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here!

Representatives from the Bank of England visited Barking and Newham to find out how the area’s economy is doing.

12:08

A great-grandmother from Barking has partied with Prince Charles at his 70th birthday bash.

09:29

Barking Abbey School has beaten off more than 3,000 others to be named among the best state schools for sport in the country.

A quarter of secondary schools in Barking and Dagenham are inadequate or require improvement, Ofsted figures show.

Yesterday, 12:00

A young filmmaker has shone a spotlight on an outreach scheme trying to tackle knife crime.

PROMOTED CONTENT

Are you aged over 25 and an unpaid carer? If you want to return to employment but need practical help and support to get there, Working for Carers can help.

Everest Estates stress-free service guarantees a fixed income for your East London or Essex property every month, even if no one is currently living there. Here they talk about the scheme and explain how it can help you dodge common letting headaches.

Barking and Dagenham is home to Better Extreme, London’s largest indoor skatepark. Whatever your discipline, be it skateboarding, inline, BMX or scootering, there’s a challenge waiting for you.

Newsletter Sign Up

Barking and Dagenham Post twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read sport

Show Job Lists

Education Promo

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