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Disappointment for Cousins after defeat

14:32 17 November 2014

Barry Fuller scores the opening goal for AFC Wimbledon against Dagenham & Redbridge (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO).

Barry Fuller scores the opening goal for AFC Wimbledon against Dagenham & Redbridge (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO).

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Daggers keeper frustrated they failed to get a positive result against London rivals

Dagenham & Redbridge goalkeeper Mark Cousins was disappointed to lose to AFC Wimbledon at the weekend, especially because he wasn’t tested too many times in the game.

The 27-year-old felt like he wasn’t called upon that much at the Cherry Red Records Stadium, but Barry Fuller’s 19th minute strike consigned Wayne Burnett’s team to another loss.

And although the Daggers number one was pleased with how they performed defensively, he was frustrated they couldn’t achieve a positive result.

Cousins said: “I think I had one save to make just before half time from a corner but apart from that it was a quiet game.

“I thought our defence dealt well with Adebayo Akinfenwa and Matt Tubbs, they kept them quiet.

“Akinfenwa was winning balls in the air, but that is his game but they didn’t threaten us so it is disappointing coming off, especially after having a quiet game, because you want the team to be scoring goals and winning.”

He was also disappointed that opposite number James Shea wasn’t tested on too many occasions.

Cousins admitted he wasn’t sure whether Jamie Cureton should have won his side a penalty, when it appeared he was upended by the Dons keeper.

“It is disappointing, especially after a very positive performance second half,” he added.

“I thought we really took the game to Wimbledon and created chances.

“To lose that game hurts a lot because that was the kind of game we looked to build on.

“Curo had a one-on-one, which people say might have been a penalty but I don’t know I am a 100-yards away.

“Chambo had a good chance as well and we put some good balls into the box, but we haven’t tested the keeper.

“That is the only negative that we have got in good positions, similar to Southport last week, and not really been clinical in front of goal.”

Cousins praised the way Daggers responded following Fuller’s 19th minute goal.

He was disappointed, though, to concede from a set piece.

“It disappoints us to concede from a set piece but we did start alright first half and I thought we did ok,” added Cousins.

“To concede from a set piece is hard, but we came back well from that and didn’t let it affect us.

“But it was a game where you needed to take your chances and we didn’t.”

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