Dagenham & Redbridge blog: Must-win match comes early

PUBLISHED: 09:30 17 September 2015

Nyron Nosworthy (left) of Dagenham tussles with Carlisle United forward Jabo Ibehre (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Nyron Nosworthy (left) of Dagenham tussles with Carlisle United forward Jabo Ibehre (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

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Daggers fan Daniel Law is writing a blog during the 2015-16 season

Last Saturday’s trip to Carlisle will certainly be the furthest trip that Daggers make this season, with the 2-1 defeat making the trip seem even longer to both the players and certainly the brave 74 Daggers fans making the trip to Cumbria, only to see the team throw away a 1-0 lead.

Despite the defeat, Daggers fought hard throughout the match and never gave up. Even Dagenham manager Wayne Burnett acknowledged he couldn’t fault the efforts of his players, but did admit that his side’s defending wasn’t good enough.

Another positive coming from the defeat was that Christian Doidge managed to score his second goal of the season, hopefully giving the Welshman the belief that he can score more goals for the side this season.

Once again only using Jamie Cureton as a substitute, Burnett has relied on other members of the squad to contribute to the scoring tally this season.

This weekend Daggers host Newport County, the side currently sat rock bottom of League Two with the Exiles being unable to register a win so far this season.

Daggers know the importance of winning games at home this season, earning more points away from home last season than at Victoria Road. The players, management and fans all know that this is a must win game, even this early on in the season.

If Daggers fail to win on Saturday, and other results go against them, then Daggers could end up back in the relegation zone.

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