Harris: Moments of madness cost us

DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE assistant manager Terry Harris felt his side were undone by a mad 10 minutes as they crashed out of the Johnstone s Paint Trophy at MK Dons last night. Daggers had gone in on level terms at the break, but conceded twice in the space o

DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE assistant manager Terry Harris felt his side were undone by a mad 10 minutes as they crashed out of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy at MK Dons last night, writes MIKE SIMMONDS.

Daggers had gone in on level terms at the break, but conceded twice in the space of as many minutes in the second half, courtesy of errors from Mark Arber and Tony Roberts.

"I felt we kept our shape in the first half and had two solid banks of four for 45 minutes, but a mad 10 minutes in the second half cost, and after that we were chasing," said Harris, who saw his side eventually lose 3-1.

"I thought we matched them in the opening period, they're obviously a very good side and had a lot of the ball, which we knew they would do.


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"We said in the huddle, the youngsters were fantastic and when we looked for the elder, senior players to come up with the goods, they didn't, and unfortunately, it's cost us.

"We'll look at the video though and get out on the training ground work on it."

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Daggers handed a number of youngsters an opportunity in the tie, with Wes Thomas, Abu Ogogo Tom Kilbey and Graeme Montgomery all earning places in the starting line-up, and Harris was pleased with their impact.

"Tom did well after a hectic day where he drove up from Portsmouth and then came up here," he said.

"Abu and Graeme did well, Danny Green looked sharp when he came on, which we knew, and Josh Scott got another goal under his belt which augers well, it's just disappointing the manner we conceded the goals."

What did you make of the goals Daggers conceded last night? Email: mike.simmonds@archant.co.uk

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