Search

Daggers assistant pleased with creativity against Cheltenham

12:00 02 February 2015

Jamie Cureton of Dagenham & Redbridge scores the opening goal after his penalty was saved by Cheltenham Town's Trevor Carson (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO).

Jamie Cureton of Dagenham & Redbridge scores the opening goal after his penalty was saved by Cheltenham Town's Trevor Carson (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

Jamie Cureton ended goal drought, but Rhys Murphy suffered injury in 3-1 success

Jamie Cureton of Dagenham & Redbridge is congratulated by Alex Jakubiak after scoring the opening goal against Cheltenham Town (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO).Jamie Cureton of Dagenham & Redbridge is congratulated by Alex Jakubiak after scoring the opening goal against Cheltenham Town (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO).

Dagenham & Redbridge assistant manager Darren Currie was pleased with the intent his team carried throughout against Cheltenham Town.

Ashley Hemmings starred in the two-goal win at Victoria Road scoring the second to earn Wayne Burnett’s side a crucial three points.

Rhys Murphy of Dagenham & Redbridge leaves the pitch injured (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO).Rhys Murphy of Dagenham & Redbridge leaves the pitch injured (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO).

Jamie Cureton netted early in the second period – firing in the rebound after his spot-kick had been saved by Trevor Carson.

Jack Dunn equalised after Robins were awarded a dubious penalty of their own following Mark Cousins tackle on Dunn before Hemmings stunner.

Alex Jakubiak of Dagenham & Redbridge scores the third goal (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO).Alex Jakubiak of Dagenham & Redbridge scores the third goal (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO).

And it was left to Alex Jakubiak to wrap up the scoring as he fired past Carson from close range in stoppage time.

Currie said: “We can be guilty at times of dropping too deep, but we certainly don’t ask them to do that.

“It was important to us that we didn’t drop against Cheltenham because then we are inviting pressure. We didn’t do that and we kept them pretty much away from our goal, which is a nice bonus for the back five and it made it more comfortable.

“Games in the past when we have been in front we have invited trouble, but we didn’t do that so it was pleasing.”

Currie was delighted for Cureton after he ended his seven-match streak without a goal.

The forward’s penalty was stopped, but he showed great alertness and composure to latch onto the rebound and fire home.

“Jamie deserves that goal and he has been frustrated because with him, if he is getting chances and missing them then he has got a right to be disappointed and we have a right to question him,” added Currie.

“But of late he hasn’t had that many opportunities and that isn’t down to him as an individual. That is down to the group not providing and creating for him, which we know we have lacked recently.

“We haven’t been as creative as we would hope for, but certainly the last two games (Cheltenham and Cambridge United) there must be double figures in terms of opportunities and that is what we ask of the boys.”

A sour note was Rhys Murphy leaving the pitch 10 minutes before half time after injuring his groin.

Currie conceded it was a worry, adding: “Rhys hobbled off and I don’t know without speaking to the physio, but he was complaining about his groin before the game.

“With the cold weather we have gone through the warm up and it hasn’t quite warmed up to the level that he wanted.

“In the game I think he went on a little run where he had a shot and maybe just tweaked it slight. I don’t think it is overly serious, but certainly he couldn’t continue.”

Although disappointed to lose Murphy, it allowed Jakubiak an extended opportunity and he grasped it with both hands.

The 18-year-old caused Cheltenham constant problems and ended the match with aplomb by scoring his second goal since joining on loan from Watford at the end of November.

His loan was set to end on Saturday, but it is believed Daggers will be looking to extend his deal.

“I thought Alex done ever so well when he came on and got himself into the little pockets that Rhys was getting in,” said Currie.

“Alex was getting in little pockets and turning and travelling at speed and when he opens his legs up no-one can live with him.

“But he has got the ability as well with his magic feet. He has got himself out of a tight situation and put the icing on the cake with the goal.”

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

Yesterday, 19:35

Gerard, Griffioen and Wagner all win again

Yesterday, 08:11

Paralympic champion moves to top of rankings ahead of final

Saturday, December 3, 2016

The Hammers were no match for the Gunners despite Andy Carroll’s goal as Sanchez grabbed a hat-trick

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Daggers coach praises team for bouncing back after home woe

Saturday, December 3, 2016

National League: Dover Athletic 1 (Miller 82) Dagenham & Redbridge 2 (Maguire-Drew 11, Benson 41)

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Lee Valley Hockey & Tennis Centre to host event in June 2017

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Paralympic champion meets French rival in semi-finals

Saturday, December 3, 2016

A look back at some of our stories over the past week

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read sport

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Competitions

Cosmetics, toiletries, vitamins and more. Boots is the number one choice when it comes to purchasing daily essentials.

If you’re obsessed with Apple or just love a good gadget, this is a prize that will blow you away! An incredible £3,333 to spend on Apple goodies! How would you like to be the proud new owner of the Apple Watch?

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