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Dagenham & Redbridge manager Still pleased with fight in Sutton United defeat

PUBLISHED: 12:00 21 January 2018

Dagenham & Redbridge manager John Still (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Dagenham & Redbridge manager John Still (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

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Dagenham & Redbridge boss John Still was pleased with the fight his team showed but believes they left it too late in their defeat to Sutton United.

Daggers have now only won one of their last seven National League fixtures after falling to a 2-1 defeat at Gander Green Lane in front of the BT Sport cameras.

Goals from the U’s Tommy Wright and Tom Bolarinwa guided Paul Doswell’s men to the three points despite a late goal from Daggers winger Fejiri Okenabirhie.

“We finished strong but it was too late,” manager John Still said.

“I thought it took us ten to fifthteen minutes in the first-half to get into the game, and I thought we got into the game, they had a couple of chance to be fair but we had a couple.

“Second-half I thought we started great, Michael Cheek should have scored perhaps with his through chance, and the game for me hinged on a mistake we made.

“The mistake for their first goal was a bad back header, they then had the ascendancy, but we came on strong late in the game but too late.”

Still revealed his side have been working on their defending in training but believes they still need to improve on it after majority of their opportunities came from crosses.

“Last week we did nothing but defending, but we won’t great at defending crosses, I think for the first-half their opportunities came from crosses,” he said.

“I thought we dealt with that mostly in the second-half other than the goal, but it hinged on a bad header back to our goalkeeper, it gave them the ascendancy which they took.

“We kept going, I thought we worked hard and we got back in the game and deservedly in the death, I felt we had one or two opportunities but on reflection maybe the score was about right.”

Dagenham’s Morgan Ferrier made a late run into Sutton’s box in the dying stages and was challenged hard taking away his feet and Still admit he felt it could have been a penalty.

“You probably see it better on the camera, Morgan felt he was fouled, but it’s one of them things, do you go down or do you not go down, it’s very difficult isn’t it.

“I think if you’re fouled you go down but he didn’t.”

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