Dagenham & Redbridge blog: Team face most important game

PUBLISHED: 11:00 25 February 2016

Jamie Cureton of Dagenham & Redbridge looks distraught after missing a penalty (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Jamie Cureton of Dagenham & Redbridge looks distraught after missing a penalty (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

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

This weekend’s game against Yeovil Town is being labelled as one of the most important games in Daggers’ recent history. The Glovers are currently six points clear of the east Londoners and sit outside the drop zone, but only on goal difference. A loss on Saturday would be devastating for Daggers.

Following last Saturday’s 3-2 defeat away at Mansfield Town, many other fans and I do now wonder if we are already destined for the drop down to the National League. The team has failed to pick up a home win this season, with the last three points at Victoria Road coming in the penultimate game of last season in a 4-0 thrashing of Accrington Stanley.

Going back to the Mansfield match at Field Mill and Daggers could have easily come away with at least a point. A lack of concentration from some of the players led to the team conceding three goals, one of which was a matter of seconds after Jamie Cureton failed to convert a penalty at 2-1 down.

Liam O’Brien was recalled to the starting XI last Saturday at the expense of Mark Cousins, but he certainly showed why there is at least one good dilemma for John Still at the moment as both the goalkeepers have been equally impressive this season. O’Brien made four of five tremendous reaction saves to keep Daggers in the game for as long as possible and, being fair to him, all three Stags goals were pretty much unstoppable.

After the Daggers Against Racism Day match against Yeovil, the team then head back to Nottinghamshire to face a Notts County side currently 15th in League Two. When the sides met in September it ended in a 1-1 draw.

Two massive games coming up, come on Dagenham!

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