Dagenham & Redbridge: Late Sam Ling goal leaves Fylde boss Dave Challinor unhappy with concentration levels
PUBLISHED: 15:00 21 August 2017
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Dagenham & Redbridge benefited from a late lapse in concentration from Fylde to draw 2-2 at Mill Farm, according to Coasters boss Dave Challinor.
Sam Ling headed home from close range in stoppage time to salvage a point for Daggers as they maintained their unbeaten start to the season.
Earlier, Morgan Ferrier struck for the second game in a row for the Essex club to cancel out Henry Jones’ opener for the Mill Farm club.
With five minutes left in the match, Daggers looked to be on their way to a first defeat of the season when Simon Grand scored for the hosts.
But full-back Ling popped up in the opposition area to nod home from six yards in the fourth minute of stoppage time to snatch a point for the Victoria Road club, much to Challinor’s disappointment.
“We’ve got enough experience in there to deal with that and it’s just lazy minds,” the former Tranmere Rovers player told BT Sport.
“Ultimately, people not doing their jobs has again come back to bite us on the backside; all that goes before is irrelevant as you have to see out games.
“The smallest player on the pitch, stooping on the edge of our six yard box to head a ball in when we’ve cleared it from a corner isn’t acceptable.”
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