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D’s Collins up for the challenge after they are beaten by Pegasus

PUBLISHED: 15:00 09 February 2015

Dagenham (red and white) lost 36-5 to Ilford Wanderers on January 31

Dagenham (red and white) lost 36-5 to Ilford Wanderers on January 31

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It was a fifth successive league loss for The Pavillion outfit on Saturday

Dagenham players (red and white) in action earlier in the season Dagenham players (red and white) in action earlier in the season

Dagenham were beaten 55-5 in the Essex One on Saturday to Pegasus Palmerians, but were forced to field chairman Gary Knowlden due to a lack of players.

Mark Collins lost three players on the morning of the game to differing reasons and therefore had to play his chairman.

Dagenham (red and white) in action against Ilford Wanderers Dagenham (red and white) in action against Ilford Wanderers

But he felt they performed strongly for the majority of the match before conceding a number of tries late on at St Clere’s School.

“We had a try disallowed in the first five minutes so we started quite well,” said Collins.

“It was 29-5 at half time because Billy Nelson scored a good breakaway try for us and first 15 to 20 minutes we were unplayable after the break.

“We put lots of pressure on them, but the boys ran out of legs and it was one of them days.”

Collins continues to smile despite facing difficulties and accepts D’s will lose more than they win as they continue to rebuild.

He discussed how the task has changed throughout the season, but remains positive about Dagenham’s situation.

“Pegasus only scored tries towards the end of the game and even they said the scoreline flattered them,” added Collins.

“They ran round the chairman twice to score, but you stand there with a smile on your face because you are putting bodies in the way.

“This is a challenge and a new project. Everyone needs to be up for the challenge. At the start of the season it was improving the discipline and I feel we are doing that.

“This is another challenge and people put obstacles in front of you and it is for us to go through or around the obstacles, but we will get there, don’t worry about that.”

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