Daggers assistant manager Junior Lewis pleased with Bromley victory
PUBLISHED: 09:37 27 August 2017 | UPDATED: 09:37 27 August 2017
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Dagenham & Redbridge assistant manager Junior Lewis pleased with comfortable 5-1 victory over Bromley.
The Daggers continued their unbeaten start to the National League campaign thanks to a brace from Michael Cheek and goals from Kevin Lokko, Morgan Ferrier and Corey Whitely at Victoria Road.
“It was a great win, the boys deserved it,” Lewis said.
“The training they did this week was really good, it was a good tempo with a real buzz about the place and we just carried it out in the game.”
The visitors scored a consolation goal when Luke Wanadio unleashed a great right foot strike past the keeper and into the bottom corner to make it 1-1 and Lewis believes they defended well.
“I don’t remember them having lots of chance, I know Mark didn’t have to pull off lots of saves,” he admitted.
“We’ve picked up on a few points that we’ve done in training and used them.”
The hosts although tied at 1-1 earlier on proved too strong for Neil Smith’s men and went on to score another four to seal a 5-1 victory.
“We focused a lot on attacking this week, so not all about defending and you can see we’ve got a lot of goals in this team,” Lewis said.
“It’s not just about the front players scoring goals, defenders have chipped in as well.
“After training this week it’s good to see all the patterns and that come out in a game.”
The assistant is delighted with the way Michael Cheek, Morgan Ferrier, Corey Whitely and Fejiri Okenabirhie are linking up so far this season.
“The boys know what they need to do and the gaffer keeps saying to them about hard work.
“He drums it into them about hard work getting rewards and that’s what they got.”
Lewis admits they have good chemistry and they will continue working to improve it in training as well.
“They’re always on the same wave length,” he said.
“We do a lot of pattern play and combinations on certain things we want to do when the ball is in certain areas and they’ve carried it out in the match.”
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