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Daggers goalkeeper Cousins enjoys his 100th appearance

PUBLISHED: 16:00 22 November 2017

Daggers goalkeeper Mark Cousins (Pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Daggers goalkeeper Mark Cousins (Pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

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Daggers goalkeeper Mark Cousins enjoyed a night to remember to cap off his 100th appearance at the club.

The former Colchester United shot-stopper bagged himself man of the match and helped his side to three points with a clean sheet in a 1-0 victory against Dover Athletic to mark his milestone.

“It was a good day at the office, but the most important thing was three points for the team and we got that.

“The lads stuck in and battled hard, it was a scrappy game, definitely not a game for the fans to see good football played but the lads dug in and got the three points at the end of the day.”

Cousins revealed how special it was for him to make his 100th appearance and hopes his spell at the club can continue for many years.

“It’s always good to make a lot of appearances for a club and reach a milestone like 100,” he said.

“Hopefully I can continue playing and reach a few more for this club.

“I’ve enjoyed my last three and a bit years here and hopefully they’ll be plenty more.”

The 30-year-old was delighted with his performance after pulling off a handful of saves and even playing a part in his side’s only goal in the match.

“That’s what I’m paid to do, that’s the job of a keeper and I try play it down a bit really, but if I don’t make them saves it’s a different game,” Cousins said.

“Luckily I kept the boys in the game and we done the business of scoring a goal.

“It’s always good to be part of a build-up to a goal, that’s one of my strong points of my game, I like to get to play with a tempo and spot attacking players early with a throw-out and this time it was Lingy.

“He put a great ball in for Morgan and it was a fantastic header.”

The ever-present this season also believes it was great to see his side battle hard for three points.

“We didn’t play much football, but it wasn’t a game to play football, it was a battle and that’s what I think the conference is at times.

“You’ve got to just dig in sometimes a bit like Guiseley, it wasn’t the prettiest of games, but there are so many teams up there who keep winning and we’ve got to keep doing that.

“It doesn’t matter how we get those wins, the team really dug in well, organised from set-pieces and that’s what we have to do every game.”

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