Porter admits Daggers didn’t have enough cutting edge

17:00 09 November 2014

George Porter runs past his Southport opponent (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO).

George Porter runs past his Southport opponent (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO).

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Winger felt hosts’ could have won the FA Cup tie had they displayed more quality on ball

George Porter echoed the thoughts of his manager Wayne Burnett and conceded Dagenham & Redbridge lacked the necessary quality in the final third against Southport.

The League Two outfit were held by the non-league side in the first round of the FA Cup yesterday, and will now contest a replay on November 18.

Porter felt Daggers improved as the game progressed but they failed to show their quality when in promising positions.

“It is disappointing that we haven’t got a few goals in the game and seen it out,” said the winger.

“It was in our favour, especially in the second half it opened up for us a lot and we had a few chances but maybe it was a lack of quality in the final third.”

The former Leyton Orient ace felt the Conference Premier side dropped off after the break.

And although the home side passed the ball about well, that lacked the required incisiveness needed in advancing positions.

Porter said: “In the second half they dropped off a bit and played in front of us.

“We were passing ok and getting into good areas and putting some crosses in.

“I think it was just that cutting edge that we didn’t have.”

The 22-year-old paid credit to Southport for getting the draw and admitted he expects a similar tight game in the replay a week on Tuesday.

“They have come here with nothing to lose and fair play to them, they have got a result out of it,” added Porter.

“It will probably be the same up there, being on their home pitch and hopefully there is no cup upset.”


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