Dagenham & Redbridge boss ‘delighted’ with Boreham Wood victory

PUBLISHED: 10:00 09 August 2017 | UPDATED: 10:10 09 August 2017

Dagenham manager John Still (Pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Dagenham manager John Still (Pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

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Daggers boss John Still ‘delighted’ with the battle his men put up to record another 2-1 victory away to Boreham Wood.

Daggers Morgan Ferrier on the attack (Pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)Daggers Morgan Ferrier on the attack (Pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

An early goal from Fejiri Okenabirhie inside the first five minutes and a well placed free-kick from Corey Whitely sealed the victory for the visitors, despite a penalty shot equaliser from Bruno Andrade in the opening frame.

Dagenham & Redbridge managed to hold onto their lead and defend a late charge from the hosts led by former fan favourite Paul Benson.

“We battled like hell, local derby away from home delighted to have won,” Still said.

“As we saw when we played them last year, local derbies I think are the hardest to win, I really do.

“I thought we played very well first-half, I think if Faye scores he had a great chance for 3-1, they come out they throw people forward and we never played as well in the second-half, but you know what we did we battled.”

Oliver Hawkins was brought on in the sixty sixth minute to replace former Borehamwood striker Morgan Ferrier after taking a knock and Still believes that was a ‘blow’ for his side in the match.

“Morgan coming off was a blow because he was giving them a load of problems that little bit of extra pace, but delighted to win.

“He’s going to be a good player, hopefully for us, but away from home mid-week local derby, battled like hell delighted.”

The boss did admit his side could have been better, but overall he is extremely pleased with their start to the season, after picking up the maximum of six points in their opening two matches.

“Could we have played better, yes.

“For an away team I’m happy with that, It was just the creativity side of our game today I didn’t think was as good in the second-half as it can be.

“We’ve played two games we’ve shown what we’re capable of in both games.

“Just got to work a little more yet, most of our work has been hard work, we’ve had the ball quite a lot of the balls lately, got to work a little bit harder with the ball.”

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