December 6 2013 Latest news:
Monday, November 4, 2013
Just when Dagenham & Redbridge manager Wayne Burnett thought the set piece hoodoo had been forgotten, it came back to haunt them as they lost out 2-1 at Hartlepool United on Saturday.
James Poole gave the hosts a first half lead but the Daggers managed to find a leveller in the second period thanks to a bit of individual quality from Zavon Hines for his fifth of the season.
That looked to be enough to secure a point but Andy Monkhouse rose highest to head home Matty Dolan’s corner to break the Daggers hearts.
And the Victoria Road chief cut a frustrated figure as the set piece problem reared its ugly head once again.
“What I am disappointed more with is that we’ve come to Hartlepool and at 1-1 we could win the game,” said Burnett.
“I’d have settled for a point if I am being honest but to concede in the manner which we did again is frustrating. I’d thought we’d got over conceding those set piece goals but we haven’t and we’ve worked so hard on it.”
But despite that frustration the Daggers boss was pleased with his side’s showing, especially in a second half which they dominated.
“We were in the game in the second half, they were just getting us on the counter but it was nothing of any danger,” he added.
“I don’t know what the stats are but we probably had the better chances in the game.
“Fair play to Hartlepool. Sometimes it’s not always about what we do, it’s about what the opposition do. They defended resiliently at times but I have got no complaints.
“I thought our performance was okay and I think their goalkeeper has made some very good saves and other days you get goals but we haven’t today.”