Daggers draw at Newport gives Worrall mixed emotions

13:30 26 January 2016

Joe Worrall of Dagenham & Redbridge is congratulated after scoring the second goal (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Joe Worrall of Dagenham & Redbridge is congratulated after scoring the second goal (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

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Centre back thrilled to get first senior goal, but would have loved a Dagenham & Redbridge win to go with it

On-loan defender Joe Worrall says his delight at scoring his first goal in league football was tempered by the result as Dagenham & Redbridge dre 2-2 at Newport County.

Christian Doidge opened the scoring for the visitors in the first minute and Worrall doubled their lead five minutes later before the east Londoners conceded twice in the final 10 minutes to cede their advantage.

Worrall says it was great to score his first goal as a professional football, but he would have enjoyed it more had Daggers clung on for what would have been a vital win.

“It’s a proud moment, but I’m just a bit disappointed with the way we conceded the two goals,” said Worrall. “It’s a bit of a dampner on my goal, but we have to go on. The performances have changed and I think the fans appreciate what we’re trying to do.”

Saturday’s result was the third time this season Dagenham have blown a two-goal lead, having let it slip on consecutive weekends in October at home to Mansfield Town and away to Yeovil Town.

It also means Daggers have now dropped 21 points from winning positions, points they could desperately do with after dropping back into the relegation zone following their draw in Wales.

Having thrown away leads so often this season, questions have been raised over whether it has become a mental issue for Daggers, but Worrall insists that is not the case.

“Ever since I’ve been here, we’ve always kept a good shape and we’ve always been hard to beat,” he added.

“Today’s the only time since I’ve been here that they’ve scored from open play, the others have been restarts.

“It’s something we need to look at, but I don’t think there are any doubts in the mind. We know we can get away from the relegation zone because we have a good team.”

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