Daggers striker Romain is frustrated with the Barnet defeat after a strong start

PUBLISHED: 10:00 29 August 2018

Elliott Romain of Dagenham & Redbridge (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Elliott Romain of Dagenham & Redbridge (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

©TGS Photo +44 1376 553468

Dagenham & Redbridge striker Elliott Romain says it was frustrating to suffer a 2-1 defeat against Barnet on Bank Holiday Monday as they played some good football.

The 26-year-old netted his third goal of the season in the opening minute of the match, but it counted for nothing as Wesley Foguck and Jack Barham replied to seal three points for the Bees at the Hive.

“I think everyone is pretty disappointed as we played some good football but we just keep conceding which we need to sort out as we keep scoring every game,” said Romain.

“It’s just the other end we need to work it out and hopefully get some points.

“It’s just really frustrating. All we can do is work on the things we’re not good at and hopefully we can start keeping out some goals.”

The former Eastbourne Borough man believes the Daggers played a lively first half but says the manner they are conceding goals must be stamped out.

“The first half was quite lively, like the first half against Hartlepool,” he added.

“I think we played well, but it’s just we keep conceding and the manner we keep conceding in is the downer, as other than that I thought everyone played well today.”

Romain did admit it’s a nice feeling to be getting on the scoresheet but says it means nothing as they are still without a win in seven National League matches.

“It feels good to score, my aim personally is just to score as many as possible, so I’m happy with that,” he said.

“I sort of forget about that because we keep losing, so we need to get that first win and just push on. We just need to work on a few things at the training ground and go from there.”

Romain also revealed it was nice to come up against some of his former Dagenham & Redbridge team-mates in the form of Craig Robson, Charlee Adams, Mark Cousins and Daniel Sparkes.

He added: “Definitely, it was nice to see them and I want to wish them well for the rest of the season.”

The Horsham-born striker also says it hasn’t bothered him that he keeps playing with different players up front, including Noel Leighton, Tomi Adeloye, Lamar Reynolds and Chike Kandi in their opening seven fixtures this season.

“As long as everyone is on the same wavelength then it’s okay. Today we went with a three to start with, which I thought was effective, but I’m thinking it’s okay.”

Latest Barking and Dagenham Stories

Yesterday, 21:37

FA Cup: Dagenham & Redbridge 0 Boreham Wood 1

Yesterday, 17:00

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

Yesterday, 16:30

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

Yesterday, 14:00

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

Yesterday, 12:27

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

Yesterday, 11:00

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

Yesterday, 09:00

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


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