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Ogogo disappointed with Daggers

11:30 04 October 2014

Abu Ogogo of Dagenham & Redbridge in action recently (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO)

Abu Ogogo of Dagenham & Redbridge in action recently (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO)

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Skipper frustrated with soft penalty and failure to play for 90 minutes against Exeter

Daggers captain Abu Ogogo felt Exeter forward Alex Nicholls “conned” referee Keith Stroud into awarding a penalty against Dagenham & Redbridge during yesterday’s 2-1 defeat to the Grecians.

Wayne Burnett’s team were leading for the majority of the game, thanks to Jamie Cureton’s 10th minute opener.

But Matt Partridge gave away a penalty in the 79th minute for shoving away forward Nicholls to the ground inside the box and it all went downhill from there.

It seemed a soft spot kick to award but Jimmy Keohane converted the penalty past Mark Cousins before Arron Davies headed home in the fourth minute of stoppage time, much to the frustration of the Daggers captain.

Ogogo said: “We conceded a soft penalty and then to concede another in the last few minutes, we are disappointed.

“I think the guy (Nicholls) has conned the referee because I think the guy has put his body there and threw himself into Matty and went down.

“I think that is four penalties we have conceded now this season so we have to look at that but it was harsh.”

Daggers first half display was in complete contrast to their second 45 as they dominated Exeter during the first period.

The visitors were able to regroup after the break but Ogogo felt the Victoria Road outfit should have seen out the three points.

“We didn’t really play well but we would have liked to have seen the game through,” said the Daggers skipper.

“In the first half we had a couple of chances. Jamie Cureton should have scored again to make it 2-0 but we didn’t take our chances and that was the difference.

“It is disappointing and we need to start performing for 90 minutes instead of just the first 45.”

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