Daggers boss delighted by comeback
DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE boss John Still praised his players resolve as they came back from 2-0 down to salvage a draw against Bury on Saturday. After the arctic conditions had ruined the Daggers preparation prior to the match, they travelled to Gigg Lane und
DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE boss John Still praised his players resolve as they came back from 2-0 down to salvage a draw against Bury on Saturday.
After the arctic conditions had ruined the Daggers preparation prior to the match, they travelled to Gigg Lane undercooked, and were behind at the break courtesy of an Efe Sodje double.
But in the second half, strikes from Jon Nurse and Ben Strevens ensured they picked up a point to remain in the hunt for a play-off place.
"We trained once this week and although we started well, they scored with their first shot and their second," said Still.
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"The first goal was disappointing and Tony (Roberts) felt he should have done better. I'm not for making excuses, but we've done no work this week. Normally on a Thursday or Friday we can organise for free kick and corners, so maybe not doing that hasn't helped us.
"At half time I wasn't bitterly disappointed as we hadn't been overrun, but I thought we could impose ourselves more in the second half.
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"We had a touch of luck, but when we got the goal, I know this team and I thought we could get a second one.
"It's been a very strange week, so a draw away to Bury, I have to look at that and think it's a decent result."
Bury boss Alan Knill thought that his side had thrown away the chance to pick up a vital win, especially after being in such a dominant position at the break.
"From 2-0 up at half-time, you've got to say it's two points dropped," he said.
"Just before they scored we had two really good opportunities and if one of those went in, it was game over.
"But they didn't and full credit to Dagenham because they're a difficult team to play against.
"They're very direct, get the ball in behind you and then press from there.
""I thought we'd coped pretty well after the first 15 minutes and knew what to expect but then we conceded two poor goals to give them a lifeline.