Search

Daggers boss pleased with fighting spirit against Wycombe

PUBLISHED: 13:00 30 October 2014

Dagenham and Redbridge manager Wayne Burnett watched his side draw (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO).

Dagenham and Redbridge manager Wayne Burnett watched his side draw (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO).

Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO c/o 27 Plaiters Way, Braintree, Essex, CM7 3LR - Editorial Use ONLY - FA Premier League and Football Leagu

They will hope to build on that away point when they host Shrewsbury Town this weekend

Dagenham & Redbridge boss Wayne Burnett was happy with the performance of his team against League Two leaders Wycombe Wanderers but disappointed they failed to win the game.

Jamie Cureton put Daggers ahead at Adams Park in the 63rd minute, but Peter Murphy headed in an equaliser with seven minutes to go.

And Daggers’ boss Burnett could not hide his frustration after seeing another late goal cost his side.

“We were very disappointed not to take all three points,” said Burnett.

“We thought the ball was going to run out of play – it hasn’t.

“They have crossed it in and we are not picking up in the box and it is very disappointing.

“It was a gritty performance, not a fantastic or fluid performance that we usually have, but a very good team performance.”

Daggers fighting spirit pleased Burnett and he hailed their work rate against Wycombe, who were replaced at the top of the table by John Still’s Luton.

The Victoria Road chief also felt his players failed to cope with the conditions during the first half.

He added: “We are in a league position where we need to be fighting for every single ball, for every single minute and I think they did that.

“They showed how hard they are working because we have played better than we did against Wycombe and not got anything.

“I am pleased we have come away with a point, but disappointed we haven’t got all three.

“I actually think the wind played a part in the first half because it was difficult.

“We couldn’t get out of our half and the goalkeeper’s kicks were just about reaching the halfway line.

“They shaded the first half, but I thought we were probably better in the second. But as I say, we are disappointed to come so far in the game and concede late on again.”

Cureton’s tap-in against the Chairboys, after Adu Yusuff’s shot was blocked, was the 264th goal of his career and sixth for Daggers since joining in the summer.

The veteran forward continues to impress and that is despite carrying a hamstring problem since the early weeks of the season.

Burnett once again praised Cureton’s display.

“Jamie is a goalscorer and he has been fantastic for us,” added the Daggers boss.

“I have got nothing but good words to say about him and he doesn’t play like a 39-year-old, that is for sure.

“He had two chances before his goal, one where he could have lifted it over the keeper and the other where he put it over and that is unlike him.

“It is not coincidental that he has got the amount of goals that he has. He has been brilliant for us.”

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Barking and Dagenham Post visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Barking and Dagenham Post staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Barking and Dagenham Post account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest Barking and Dagenham Sports News

11:00

Kelvedon Hatch, Manford Way, May & Baker and Shenfield Association discovered their opponents for the BBC Essex Saturday Premier Cup this week

Yesterday, 16:00

Daggers coach says U’s have shown they deserve to be riding high in the table

Yesterday, 15:56

Jamie Porter will make his second trip of the winter to the Desert Springs Resort this weekend keen to make up for lost time with the Lions.

Yesterday, 15:00

Barking will be hoping to bounce back after a recent dip in form as they face a week on the road.

Yesterday, 13:00

West Ham United entertain Bournemouth in the Premier League on Saturday, looking for a third straight win in all competitions.

Yesterday, 11:00

In an article from our ‘Year in Sport’ pull-out, the talented opener looks ahead to the new County Championship Division One season and reveals his target

Yesterday, 10:45

A clinical performance from Kim Coster’s Essex side saw history made as they sealed a 7-0 win over Hertfordshire at the County Ground in Letchworth.

Yesterday, 10:00

Dagenham & Redbridge will head south of the river to face high-flying Sutton United in front of the BT Sport cameras this weekend.

PROMOTED CONTENT

The festive season is a hectic time for many, with frenzied dashes to the shops for groceries and gifts, and parties to arrange and attend.

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read sport

Show Job Lists

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