Daggers captain Doe is left disappointed with defeat on return to starting line-up
PUBLISHED: 10:00 23 January 2018
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Dagenham & Redbridge captain Scott Doe was left disappointed with his side’s 2-1 defeat to Sutton United.
Daggers fell to a second straight defeat in front of the BT Sport cameras at Gander Green Lane despite clawing one back late on thanks to Fejiri Okenabirhie.
John Still’s men have now won only one of their last eight games and the defender revealed they could have avoided both of the goals they conceded.
“It was obviously disappointing we lost the game, conceded two goals, which we should have done better with,” Doe said.
“I thought that there were a lot of chances in the game, they had quite a few chances, and we had a couple of good chances and it was kind of like who was going to take the first one.
“The second goal was from a corner. Whoever is marking the man has got to do better and the first goal was just a mix-up. I heard Mark (Cousins) shout ‘head home’ so I headed home and obviously the guy nipped in and scored, so it’s just one of those ones, it’s disappointing.”
The long-serving defender admits they knew it was going to be a tough task, but they wanted to at least come away with something from the match.
“We knew it was going to be tough against a good side and it was 0-0 at half-time and we wanted to at least keep it at that,” added long-serving Doe.
“We’re just disappointed as we shouldn’t have conceded two goals.”
The 29-year-old believes his Daggers side must always keep fighting on as they have the capability of coming back into matches.
“It was a good goal and it got us back into the game,” he added. “Sometimes when we go behind it looks like we’re defeated a bit, but obviously it’s never over.
“We played Guiseley earlier on in the season, we were 2-0 down and we came back and won 3-2, so there is always going to be chances.”
The captain made his first start since the 2-0 Boxing Day defeat to Leyton Orient and admits it was a frustrating return.
“The disappointment for me was the mix-up on the goal. If I didn’t hear anything, I would have just cleared the ball as that’s the first reaction,” he said.
“It’s just a disappointing goal as it can so easily be avoided, but apart from that I made a block and cleared one off the line in the second half.”