December 11 2013 Latest news:
Monday, October 21, 2013
Dagenham boss Wayne Burnett was pleased his side bounced back straight away with a point in the 2-2 draw at Northampton Town.
The Daggers run of eight games unbeaten came to an end the previous weekend at home to Cheltenham but came away with a share of the spoils from Sixfields.
In a dominant opening spell Luke Norris put the hosts in front but two quickfire goals from Zavon Hines and Rhys Murphy put the visitors 2-1 in front at the break.
But they had to settled for a point when home skipper Ian Morris slotted past Chris Lewington and Burnett was happy his side came away with something to show for their efforts despite having not playing anywhere near their best.
“The pleasing thing for me is that we have come to a place that’s not easy and got a point,” said Burnett.
“Forget the position they are in the league, They have got some very good players and there’s no doubt about that.
“Their manager said they hadn’t been playing badly and that was evident today. We were probably a bit fortunate to go in at half time 2-1 up but we’ve bounced back from a home defeat against Cheltenham and that was the pleasing thing.”
Burnett did bemoan the Daggers start to the game, with the visitors spending large parts of the first half defending.
“For 30 minutes they were better than us and were on the front foot,” he added.
“It was quite clear that after 30 minutes we looked hopeless and I don’t know what the time of the goal was but I was just about to change it so what do I know!
“They were better than us for 30 minutes and the football was like a hot potato, we couldn’t keep hold of it and they were the better team and deserved to be in front.”