December 12 2013 Latest news:
Sunday, October 13, 2013
Dagenham & Redbridge manager Wayne Burnett believed his side were second best as their seven game unbeaten run came to an end with yesterday’s 2-1 home loss to Cheltenham Town.
Jamie Cureton put the visitors in front with a fine 25-yard effort to mark his 250th career goal, and though Daggers levelled through skipper Abu Ogogo before the break, Keith Lowe bundled home what proved to be the winner after 59 minutes.
Burnett felt his side were fortunate to be level at the break, but admitted Robins boss Mark Yates’ homework on his side paid off, so much so that the Daggers boss chanegd their tactics slightly with Chris Dickson coming on for Affy Obafemi at half time.
“We didn’t play particularly well but fair play to Cheltenham they came here, did their homework and credit to them they probably deserved to win,” said Burnett.
“Fair play to their manager, he has been having a bit of a tough time but they have come here and they did a job on us.
“We probably scored against the run of play. But we go in at 1-1 and we changed things slightly because they’d done their homework on us and stifled us at times.”
And opposing manager Yates believed his side’s battling qualities were on show at Victoria Road.
“We scrapped hard, we fought and we passed the ball really well at times. Our work-rate was first class and in the end I think we’ve full deserved the result,” he said
“We knew we’d have to stand up toe-to-toe with Dagenham. We did that and we’ve earned our rewards. I know it’s not been the best of seasons so far, but we can kick on from this result now.”
The loss saw Daggers slip to 13th in League Two, while the Robins rose five places to 17th with just their third win of the season.