Search

Free 40-page supplement celebrating the Queen’s record reign in this week’s Recorder

On sale September 3

Daggers striker Cureton: It was almost the perfect away performance at Burton Albion

16:48 18 August 2014

Dagenham & Redbridge

Dagenham & Redbridge's Jamie Cureton comes up against Alex MacDonald of Burton Albion during Saturday's game. Pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO

Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO c/o 27 Plaiters Way, Braintree, Essex, CM7 3LR - Editorial Use ONLY - FA Premier League and Football Leagu

Dagenham & Redbridge forward Jamie Cureton admitted they were six minutes away from picking up a great result at Burton Albion.

However, from 1-0 up they shipped two goals, both from Brewers’ Billy Kee and they were left to contemplate their second successive League Two defeat.

And despite all their good work throughout the encounter Cureton, who netted the Daggers goal in the first half, felt they threw the game away.

“We are disappointed,” said Cureton.

“With six minutes of normal time you are 1-0 up, it’s perfect. It’s exactly what we wanted and we had done all we could until a lapse in concentration.

“I’m not sure it was a penalty but after conceding that you at least then want to see the game out at 1-1 to take a point.

“But to then concede again is criminal from our point of view. The boys are gutted.”

Daggers had shipped nine goals in their previous two encounters, but had looked a lot more solid at the back until the final few moments.

And Cureton feels gutted, particular for the backline after a big effort to keep the Brewers out.

“I thought defensively as a unit we were very good. Saah and Doe were brilliant with Matty and Jack as well,” he added.

“They were great as a back four, it’s a shame because they have been putting their body on the lines and to concede two, they are more gutted than anyone else at the moment.

“That is football though and when you look at it, we could have done a lot better to stop these two goals.”

Cureton believed it was a much-improved performance from their opening-day showing in the 3-0 home loss to Morecambe, and despite registering his first league goal, admitted it was scant consolation.

“We performed a hell of a lot better than we did in the first game of the season, but it is about results,” he remarked.

“No matter how well you play, if you are not winning games, it is pointless.

“It’s a loss and though it is always nice to score goals, first and foremost I want to win games.

“If I am scoring and we are winning it’s great. Goals are a bit insignificant when you are losing.

“They go on the tally but it’s not about me and the goal tally, it’s about us winning games. Confidence wise it is great for me but for what we want to achieve, three points is more important.”

Related articles

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Ilford Recorder visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Ilford Recorder staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Ilford Recorder account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest Sport Stories

17 minutes ago
Jamie Cureton of Dagenham (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Dagenham & Redbridge striker planning life after football after hitting milestone

Gary Woods has left Leyton Orient to join Ross County on loan until January (pic: Simon O'Connor)

Third choice stopper moves to Scotland until January as Ian Hendon backs Charlie Grainger

10:30
Dagenham assistant manager Warren Hackett (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO)

Daggers assitant overjoyed to progress to next round of Johnstone’s Paint Trophy with first success of campaign

Orient's Jobi McAnuff (pic: Simon O'Connor)

Brisbane Road boss reveals several players struggling and it means McAnuff may return at Exeter City

Most read sport

Competitions

Get ready to take in the beautiful sights of London from above!

Are you always seeking unique ways to see your favourite city? This one is for you.

Shop till you drop!

Home to top name brands at great prices, TK Maxx is more like a treasure hunt than a shop. Perfect for grabbing a bargain or some hidden gems, you arm yourself with a trolley and go wild.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Ilford Recorder e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder