Search

Daggers defeat disappoints Cureton

08:30 14 September 2014

George Porter heads the second Daggers goal against Cambridge United as Jamie Cureton (partially hidden) looks on at Victoria Road (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO)

George Porter heads the second Daggers goal against Cambridge United as Jamie Cureton (partially hidden) looks on at Victoria Road (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

We were punished says experienced striker

Jamie Cureton of Dagenham & Redbridge goes on the attack against Cambridge United (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO)Jamie Cureton of Dagenham & Redbridge goes on the attack against Cambridge United (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO)

Dagenham & Redbridge forward Jamie Cureton felt a poor start to the second half cost them all three points against Cambridge United yesterday.

Cureton helped Daggers take the lead at Victoria Road by assisting Luke Howell’s opener, but two goals at the start of the second period and a decisive third in the 77th minute killed the game for the hosts.

George Porter pulled one back for Wayne Burnett’s team, but they lost 3-2 and Cureton was disappointed they failed to build on their encouraging first-half display.

“We were on top first 45 and once we went in front I thought there would be a lot more chances for us and a lot more goals,” said the experienced Cureton.

“Second half we set out a plan for the first 10-15 minutes and we didn’t do it and we allowed Cambridge to get back into the game and then all of a sudden we are chasing the game and our game plan goes out the window.

“We start to rush things, so from being in a position where we are on top, in ten minutes of the second half, we are chasing it and we start to make more mistakes and not the right decisions.”

Cureton felt Daggers were too naive after the restart and allowed Cambridge a way back into the game by playing too much football inside their own half.

He believes the players need to adapt more to different game situations, adding: “I think it is just a case of us learning that we need to defend better as a team and realise what is going on in a game and what is needed in a game.

“Early on in the second half we maybe didn’t play long and in behind and they were trying to squeeze and we played into Cambridge’s hands a bit.

“We didn’t assess what was going on in the game and from that we have been punished.”

Prior to the home defeat against Northampton last weekend, Daggers had been on a three-match unbeaten run and Cureton is disappointed they have allowed two home fixtures to pass without picking up any further points.

But he also believes the club are a lot better than their current 19th standing in the League Two table.

“It is disappointing because we know we are so much better than that,” he added.

“We have lost two games at home and the plan was to try and take six points and we’ve taken none, so there is pressure on ourselves.

“We keep talking about how good we can be and what we can achieve this year, but if we carry on playing like that then it is going to be a struggle throughout the season and not the season we wanted it to be.”

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

20:08

Daggers manager content, but notes hosts had chances to win

National League: Dagenham & Redbridge 0 Tranmere Rovers 0

The Hammers had to come from behind against Middlesbrough to salvage a point at the London Stadium

07:00

Daggers boss John Still to stick with winning team

Yesterday, 17:20

Essex 3 Suffolk 1

Yesterday, 15:30

Daggers winger says support can spur team to success against Tranmere Rovers

Hammers manager Slaven Bilic is staying positive under pressure as Middlesbrough come to London Stadium

Yesterday, 09:30

Daggers defender says next few games will be tough, but squad has more than enough quality to come through it

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read sport

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Competitions

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?

As we grow older it becomes more and more important to have means to travel about safely and quickly. Our friendship groups and families grow and the need to have a car that is not only safe but also fast and big enough for all our needs is ever more important. There are many cars on the market for such needs but none deals with them as efficiently or as neatly as a VW Golf Estate. These cars are build strong, long lasting and spacious for a reason. They cater to the needs of many and are some of the most popular cars currently on the market.

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