Search

Daggers captain ‘buzzing’ after wonder goal

12:30 02 September 2014

Michael Collins of Oxford and Abu Ogogo of Dagenham & Redbridge fight for possession (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO)

Michael Collins of Oxford and Abu Ogogo of Dagenham & Redbridge fight for possession (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

Ogogo reflects on strike at Oxford

Dagenham & Redbridge players mob captain Abu Ogogo after his stunning goal at Oxford (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO)Dagenham & Redbridge players mob captain Abu Ogogo after his stunning goal at Oxford (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO)

Daggers captain Abu Ogogo ranked his wonder goal in the 3-3 draw at Oxford as ‘one of his best’.

Ogogo’s dipping 35-yard effort on 71 minutes rescued a League Two point for Wayne Burnett’s men and made it three goals in three games for the skipper.

He said: “It’s probably up there. That and the Chesterfield goal last season. I’m caught in between which one was better. But that was nice.

“I’ll score any goal, but to score a goal like that I’m buzzing with.

“I was saying to the boys, if you get a chance look at the keeper’s position because he started off his line quite far all game.

“I had a little look, saw him off his line, the ball bounced to me, I took a touch, it sat up nicely and I thought ‘I’m hitting this’.

“To be fair, as soon as I hit it I knew it had a good chance of going in.”

Ogogo sprinted back to celebrate in front of the 158 travelling Daggers fans and hopes to continue finding the net as his side seek to entertain.

He added: “I was happy with the goal but I ran quite far to celebrate and after that I was a bit tired, so I regretted it a bit!

“I set myself a target this season of double figures. Last season I got nine and was disappointed not to hit double figures. This season, that’s my target.

“I’ve got three in three so hopefully that will continue for as long as possible.

“Gaffer has given us licence to go out and play. He’d rather win a game 6-5 than 1-0.

“Going forward we look a threat, obviously, and can score goals and look dangerous but if could just tighten up defensively and cut out the goals I think we’ll do well this season.”

Having extended their unbeaten run to three matches at the Kassam Stadium, Daggers welcome Northampton to Victoria Road on Saturday.

And Ogogo says the mood in the dressing room is good as they look to end a bad run of results against the Cobblers.

He added: “To come back from 3-2 down, when their goals have been a bit fortunate, I would’ve taken a point.

“We’re at home, we’re on a good run at the moment. We haven’t had the best results against them in the past, but hopefully that will change come Saturday.

“The mood’s good, the boys are doing well, obviously picking up results.

“The first few games of the season, results-wise wasn’t the best, but I thought performance-wise they were all right. It wasn’t as bad as everyone was saying, but the boys are buzzing. The mood is good.”

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, 18:26
Great Britain's modern pentathlon men face the camera (pic: Clare Green/Matchtight)

Tough day for former Coopers pupil

Yesterday, 18:00
Mark Hunter shows off his Olympic medals (pic: George Powell/SAS)

Former Olympic champion looks ahead to World Cup event

Yesterday, 15:39
TopGolf are offering free lessons for over-55s, including at their Chigwell venue (pic: Sam Docker Photography)

Sports venue hope offer leads to more choosing a healthier life

Yesterday, 15:00
Anwar Uddin has left Sporting Bengal United after spending the 2015/16 season with the Mile End Stadium club (pic: Tim Edwards).

Old Daggers captain will be alongside the likes of Craig Mackail-Smith, Paul Benson and more this weekend

Yesterday, 12:00
Sir Bradley Wiggins will return to London for the Six Day event in October (pic: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire/Press Association Images)

Belgian superstar already looking forward to October’s event at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Yesterday, 11:00
Wanstead's Aron Nijjar hit a career best total with the bat for Essex seconds (pic: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire)

Youngster posts career best total

Yesterday, 10:02
The squad at South Woodford in deep discussion (pic: Graham Hodges)

South Woodford’s Harry Neicho is writing a blog during the 2016 season

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read sport

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Competitions

Win a BMW 1 series

There are fewer cars currently on the market more stylish and exciting than the BMW. Known all over the world as one of the best car manufacturers, the BMW is renowned for sleek designs and fantastic high quality workmanship.

Kindle 7 inch tablet

Are you looking for a brand new gadget to help you stay connected on the go and make that long journey home a bit more entertaining? Look no further. MyOffers is giving you the chance to win 1 of 50 Kindle Fire 7” Display Tablets! That’s 50 times more chances to win, so hurry up and enter our competition today and you could be one of our lucky winners!

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Barking and Dagenham Post
e-edition today

Subscribe