Search

Fejiri Okenabirhie keen to keep focus on Dagenham & Redbridge, not rivals, in National League title race

12:00 17 February 2017

Fejiri Okenabirhie celebrates scoring Dagenham & Redbridge's third goal at Southport (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Fejiri Okenabirhie celebrates scoring Dagenham & Redbridge's third goal at Southport (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

©TGS Photo tgsphoto.co.uk +44 1376 553468

Daggers could go level on points with leaders Lincoln City with a win against Guiseley

Winger Fejiri Okenabirhie says it does not matter if Dagenham & Redbridge are the hunters or the hunted in the race for the National League title.

After Saturday’s 4-1 success at Southport, in which Okenabirhie scored one and created another, Daggers remain just three points adrift of leaders Lincoln City.

With the Imps in FA Cup action at Burnley on Saturday, Daggers have the chance to go joint top with a win at home to Guiseley.

But Okenabirhie insists that even if the Essex club do go level on points with City, it will not alter their mindset in their bid for the title.

“It’s just important we focus on ourselves really, take each game as it comes and try to win it,” said the former Harrow Borough man.

“Whatever happens at the end of the season, we will know we have done the best we can.”

Success at Southport was the fifth in a row for Daggers as they maintained their perfect record in 2017.

Including Saturday’s clash with Guiseley, Daggers’ next three league games are all at home as they face both Bromley and Maidstone United at Victoria ROad before the end of the month.

And with that in mind, Okenabirhie is confident the Essex club’s hot streak can continue for some time yet.

“We’re on a good run at an important part of the season, so we just want to keep that run going and win every game,” he added.

“We need to keep doing what we did at Southport, take it into the Guiseley match, work hard in training and go again.”

Related articles

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, 21:41
Fejiri Okenabirhie of Dagenham & Redbridge celebrates scoring the equaliser against Bromley (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

National League: Dagenham & Redbridge 2 (Okenabirhie 40, Sheppard 88) Bromley 1 (Hanlan 7)

Yesterday, 17:30
Jake Howells made his Dagenham & Redbridge debut at Southport (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Daggers new boy set for first start against Ravens

Yesterday, 15:00
Dagenham's director of rugby Mark Collins (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo).

The Central Park club earned their third victory of the campaign last weekend to continue making steps in the right direction

Yesterday, 13:00
Clapton's defence clears the ball against Barking (pic Terry Gilbert)

The Blues have built up a healthy advantage at the top of the table since Tons last played on February 4

Yesterday, 12:00
Dagenham & Redbridge manager John Still (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Daggers boss feel pitch at Victoria Road feels pitch at Victoria Road no longer suits a passing style

Yesterday, 08:00
Barking & Dagenham under-11s face the camera in kit sponsored by CH Accounting

Chelmsford & Mid Essex 5 Barking & Dagenham 0

Mon, 17:00
A Sporting Bengal United player clears a Barking shot off the line during Saturday's match (pic: Terry Gilbert).

The Mile End Stadium outfit lost an eight-goal thriller 5-3 on Saturday, but gave title hopefuls a scare

Mon, 16:00
Oliver Hawkins of Dagenham & Redbridge against Guiseley

Ned Keating provides player ratings following the 2-1 National League loss at home to Guiseley

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read sport

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Competitions

Are you in need of a new kitchen? Try our competition and you could win a brand new one!

Having a brand new kitchen is something that lots of people want but can only dream of. Sadly keeping up to date and making our living spaces as nice as they can be is a costly and incredibly stressful business. Even a fresh coat of paint makes all the difference but isn’t easy or quick.

MyOffers H&M Competition

Who wouldn’t love the chance to go on a shopping spree. Imagine being able to walk into a shop and choose whatever your heart desires without having to worry about how much it costs.

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