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Widdowson wants another Daggers win

PUBLISHED: 09:00 10 February 2015

Joe Widdowson of Dagenham & Redbridge gets past Brad Halliday of York City (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO).

Joe Widdowson of Dagenham & Redbridge gets past Brad Halliday of York City (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO).

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Portsmouth come to Victoria Road tonight

Dagenham & Redbridge players celebrate Jamie Cureton's goal against York City (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO). Dagenham & Redbridge players celebrate Jamie Cureton's goal against York City (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO).

Joe Widdowson is eager to help Dagenham & Redbridge achieve three consecutive league victories for the first time since the 2009/10 campaign when they host Portsmouth this evening.

Pompey come to Victoria Road to face an in-form home team, who have only lost once in seven matches and achieved three wins during that time.

Joe Widdowson of Dagenham & Redbridge and Bradley Halliday of York City (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO). Joe Widdowson of Dagenham & Redbridge and Bradley Halliday of York City (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO).

Two of those have come in their last two games – a 2-0 success at York City on Saturday after a 3-1 victory against Cheltenham Town on January 31.

The last time Daggers secured three league wins in a row was at the start of their promotion winning League Two campaign when they defeated Crewe Alexandra, Torquay United and Shrewsbury Town.

But Widdowson and the current crop of players are keen to change that, he said: “The record is there for us to set.

“Hopefully we will have a bit of confidence about us against Portsmouth and we get another win on the board.

“The home form has been good and it is important to win your fixtures at home. Everything is going well so hopefully it continues.”

Daggers have obtained seven points out of a possible nine at home since the start of the year, but they achieved success on the road at the weekend against York.

Jamie Cureton netted twice at Bootham Crescent to earn a 2-0 win for Wayne Burnett’s team and move them up to 17th in the table.

Widdowson added: “It was a very important win and the boys played really well. We scored two good goals and defended well so it was a real professional performance I think.

“York didn’t threaten us that much. I thought we looked quite solid and kept it tight at the back. Everyone defended well so it was a good win for us and a good clean sheet as well.”

Mark Cousins certainly deserved his clean sheet, Widdowson added: “Mark definitely did a good job from corners and set pieces.

“When crosses came in he punched well and took a lot of pressure off us so Mark was really good for us.”

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