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Dagenham manager Still is pleased with unbeaten start to National League season

PUBLISHED: 12:30 14 August 2017 | UPDATED: 13:30 14 August 2017

Dagenham manager John Still clapping for his side (Pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Dagenham manager John Still clapping for his side (Pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

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Daggers boss John Still is pleased to continue their unbeaten start as they drew 2-2 against Eastleigh on Saturday afternoon.

Corey Whitely of Dagenham scores the second goal from the penalty spot against Eastleigh (Pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)Corey Whitely of Dagenham scores the second goal from the penalty spot against Eastleigh (Pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Corey Whitely scored twice as Dagenham & Redbridge earned a share of the National League spoils at the Silverlake Stadium.

The manager is pleased with his side’s start to the campaign picking up seven points out of a possible nine in their opening three fixtures and admits a point was a fair result.

Still told the National League website: “We got the goal in the second half and we just keep trying to play and find that third to win it.

“It was a match which could easily have gone either way in the end but we’re not upset with a point because they are a good side with some very good players and I like what they’re doing this season.

“We were 2-1 down at half-time and we were doing alright - we had to keep playing and keep playing and keep playing and I was sure if we did it might open up.”

Still was ‘delighted’ with the character his side showed to get a point away from home against one of the league’s big spenders.

“We ground Eastleigh down and away from home, I’m delighted,” he said.

“We’ve shown we can come from behind now, and that we don’t think we have to question our desire whatsoever.”

Dagenham & Redbridge remain unbeaten after playing at home against Barrow and away to Boreham Wood and Eastleigh in the first week of the new campaign.

“We’ve got to be happy with the start but we’re not far in yet and that could all change.”

The Daggers boss also praised his attacking options and their form to kick start the campaign, as Whitely is currently the league’s top goal-scorer, bagging himself four in three games.

The winger slotted past Graham Stack in the 12th minute and he also stepped up to score another from the spot to rescue a point for his side.

“You see, we’ve got enough good attacking players at the club to score goals, that’s something we’re proud of and an area of the pitch that we are strong in I feel as a manager.”

Dagenham: Cousins, Pennell, Doe, Robson, Hawkins (Cheek 77), Ferrier, Okenabirhie (Romain 70), N’Gala, Boucaud, Ling, Whitely. Unused subs: McNamara, Lokko, Howells.


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