Taylor happy with Daggers’ progress despite loss at Eastleigh

PUBLISHED: 10:00 24 September 2018

Dagenham & Redbridge manager Peter Taylor is supporting the rebrand of the MANarama National League in aid of Prostate Cancer UK (pic: Prostate Cancer UK)

Dagenham & Redbridge manager Peter Taylor is supporting the rebrand of the MANarama National League in aid of Prostate Cancer UK (pic: Prostate Cancer UK)


Essex club saw four-game unbeaten run end with defeat at Spitfires

Peter Taylor believes Dagenham & Redbridge have improved greatly since the start of the season after their recent resurgence came to an end with a 1-0 loss at Eastleigh in the Vanarama National League.

Prior to Saturday’s game at the Silverlake Stadium, Daggers were unbeaten in four games and on their best run of form of the campaign.

The Essex club looked on course for a fifth straight game without defeat, but were undone by an 89th-minute header from Alex Wynter from a corner.

It could have been different, though, had Chike Kandi not seen his penalty kick saved on the stroke of half by Eastleigh stopper Max Stryjek.

Daggers slipped back into the bottom four with the defeat and though Taylor feels his side are progressing well, he admits some elements of their performance at the Spitfires left him angry.

He told the club website: “I thought some of the things we did at Eastleigh were very good and very encouraging. There were some silly little things where we let ourselves down; we let ourselves down by conceding the goal late on and we let ourselves down also by missing the penalty.

“Those are things you cannot do at this level, so I am frustrated with that side of the performance.

“Overall, I thought the team looked a decent team and we look a better team than what we did at the start of the season.”

Even when Daggers were in a good run of form, Taylor bemoaned their poor start in matches and that worrying trait bore its head again at Eastleigh.

Daggers struggled early on away to the Spitfires, before eventually finding their feet in wet and windy conditions.

And Taylor believes he knows why his side struggled to get going in the early portion of the game in Hampshire.

“I felt we didn’t play enough football at the start of the game,” he added.

“Our centre-backs kept knocking the ball forward when they had other options available.

“In the second half, I felt we tried to play a little bit more into the midfield players and looked a little bit better for it.”

Related articles

Latest Barking and Dagenham Stories

19 minutes ago

FA Cup: Dagenham & Redbridge 0 Boreham Wood 1


Due to demand, organisers have added a second event day meaning it will take place on November 10 and November 11


Dagenham & Redbridge striker Tomi Adeloye is looking to build on his goal in their 2-2 draw against Boreham Wood in the FA Cup as he hopes to start in the replay.

Scotland international is enjoying a renaissance at the Hammers under new boss Pellegrini


Gale Street club took losing bonus point in defeat to local rivals


Lakeside Hammers and Peterborough’s Championship play-off semi-final second leg will be restaged after consideration by the BSPA and Speedway Control Bureau.


Dagenham & Redbridge striker Tomi Adeloye says they need to be a tougher side if they want to start climbing up the National League table.


Council leader Darren Rodwell has welcomed new powers allowing local authorities to borrow more to build their own homes.


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.

Barking Sporthouse has a wide range of fun things to do with your children this summer

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


Enjoy the
Barking and Dagenham Post
e-edition today


Education and Training


Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now