Dagenham & Redbridge boss Ben Strevens admitted he was 'so happy' for his squad after securing a last-gasp National League win at Ebbsfleet United.

Substitute Charley Kendall scrambled home an injury-time goal to seal a 1-0 win and three vital points as Daggers look to climb the table.

And Strevens was all smiles at the way the team bounced back from their disappointing midweek home defeat at the hands of Boreham Wood.

"I've been saying to Charley how pleased I am with him and I'm so happy for him and the rest of the boys," Strevens told the club website.

"But for him personally to get it when it really mattered. And I'm happy for the squad.

"I was going in Thursday morning thinking 'how do I pick these boys up?' and in truth, they picked me up. 

"The way they behaved the last couple of days, the group we've got, their attitude.

"Tuesday they were disappointed, I was disappointed, everyone was. But their attitude Thursday was incredible, the way they got themselves together, the togetherness they showed and ground out a real tough win.

"It was hard today and we're so pleased with the three points."

Harry Phipps headed just over from a first-half corner, while Freddie Sears was denied by former Daggers keeper Mark Cousins and fired another effort wide after the restart.

Lewis Page and David Longe-King were also foiled by Cousins, while Craig Tanner and Dominic Poleon spurned chances for the hosts.

But Strevens was pleased to see his side get their rewards eventually, a week on from their last-gasp home win over Woking at Victoria Road.

"We knew what they was going to do. Last year in Conference South they dominated every game with possession because of the way their manager wants to play," he added.

"We've seen that they dominate games and they pass it around really well but don't want to shoot.

"We wanted to shoot, to get into that final third. We felt we could counter against them, we had some moments that didn't quite go.

"We also felt that every single time we got a set-play we was going to score.

"Overall they controlled the game with the ball but any time we got a set-play - Phippsy's header flying past, Kingy had another one back stick, the Josh one - there was moments and I'm so happy it come because we worked on it.

"We talked about it and their hard work has led to it."