Still delighted by his smart Alex

DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE manager John Still was delighted his side got back to winning ways after they defeated Crewe Alexandra 2-0 at the weekend.

by MIKE SIMMONDS

DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE manager John Still was delighted his side got back to winning ways after they defeated Crewe Alexandra 2-0 at the weekend.

Although not at the match due to illness, the boss was kept in constant contact via text updates and has since watched a DVD of the fixture to see exactly how the victory was achieved.

"I thought it was quite an even first half," said the boss, who will be back in the dug out for Saturday's trip to Shrewsbury Town.


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Possession

"They (Crewe) might have shaded it in terms of possession, but we kept at it and scored some good goals.

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"I did think before the match that Crewe might have been better prepared as they have a magnificent indoor facility up there.

"We have used it before on the way to away matches and you can play 11 v 11, whereas we were confined to quite a small area.

"But anytime that Dagenham can beat Crewe, in any competition, is an excellent result."

Daggers opened the scoring on 35 minutes when Josh Scott netted, before Danny Green added the second before the interval.

Both were well-worked goals, with Still particularly pleased with the build up.

"I thought the first was after some excellent football and Josh has done well to get across his man to score," said the boss.

"For the second, Paul Benson has done very well to pin the defender back and then Danny Spiller has moved it wide for Danny Green.

"I think the lay-off we have had hasn't been too bad for someone like Danny, as it will have done him good to have had the rest."

The victory was achieved in part thanks to the dogged defence from the hosts, with Abu Ogogo reinstalled at right back, while Scott Doe continued to impress at centre half.

Rectify

"When Abu got suspended, we thought, do we try and rectify the situation, or just lose the next few games," said Still.

"We thought we would do something and brought in Nana (Ofori-Twumasi), who did well.

"It wasn't to punish Abu, but just to show him that his challenge had been reckless and to hopefully learn from it.

"I knew what a good player Scott Doe was when I signed him.

"He had to go and play right back for the team earlier in the season, but since then he is back in his favourite position and is showing how good he is."

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