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Dagenham & Redbridge: Charlee Adams feels Daggers were blown away by fast start to second half by Tranmere Rovers

PUBLISHED: 16:00 12 March 2018 | UPDATED: 16:53 12 March 2018

Charlee Adams (left) of Dagenham & Redbridge goes up for a header with Andy Cook of Tranmere Rovers (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Charlee Adams (left) of Dagenham & Redbridge goes up for a header with Andy Cook of Tranmere Rovers (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

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Daggers slipped to 4-0 defeat at home to Rovers in National League, despite going in goalless at half time

Dagenham & Redbridge midfielder Charlee Adams admits the timing of the first three Tranmere Rovers goals prevented the Essex club from taking anything out of their National League encounter.

After a goalless first half, Daggers conceded the opener in the 47th minute when Andy Cook struck from close range.

James Norwood then doubled Rovers’ lead in the 67th minute, before Cook added his second two minutes later.

Norwood also scored his second in stoppage time, but it was Tranmere’s treble salvo in the opening 25 minutes of the second half which Adams knows cost Daggers.

“I don’t what it was, but they had a 20-minute spell where they got three goals and it’s a long way back from there,” said the 23-year-old.

“It was a frustrating afternoon, but we’ll go on to the next game and hopefully turn it around.”

It could have been different for Daggers had they made the most of two glorious chances in the first half.

Fejiri Okenabirhie headed over with the goal at his mercy early on, while Luke Pennell was unable to divert a Dan Sparkes free kick on target.

The Essex club could have conceivably been two goals to the good at half time, and Adams admits that adds to the disappointment of the loss.

“The first half, we had two chances so should have been 2-0 up going into half time,” added the former Birmingham City youngster.

“They had one chance with a ball across the goal in the first half and the rest of their efforts were from distance.

“It just proves that throughout the game, they took their chances and we didn’t take ours.”

“At times, we weren’t good on the ball, but we worked well as a team, performed as a unit and were hard to break down in the first half.

“If we took our chances in the first half, it would have been a completely different game.”

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