December 11 2013 Latest news:
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Dagenham & Redbridge captain Abu Ogogo was glad it wasn’t a case of déjà vu after his side’s 2-2 draw at Morecambe on Saturday.
On both occasions last season the Daggers lost 2-1 having taking the lead in the fixtures. And after Ogogo netted the opener for the Daggers and saw them slip 2-1 behind again for the third time at the weekend, he was more than anyone was relieved when striker Rhys Murphy popped up late on to earn Wayne Burnett’s side a point.
“Morecambe have been flying at the moment with four wins on the bounce, but I thought we deserved the lead,” he said.
“As the last couple of times against Morecambe have shown, we’ve gone 1-0 up and conceded two goals and it was the same case again.
“But we showed our never-say-die attitude and Rhys came up with the goods. It must have been hard for him up there on his own against two centre halves so he started to tire near the end, But he had another chance before that which maybe he should have scored but he never gave up and he got his goal.”
It’s not the first time as well that Daggers have left it late to secure an equaliser.
At Scunthorpe fellow midfielder Luke Howell struck in the dying minutes to earn the Daggers a share of the spoils and the 23-year-old believes it is a strong credential to have.
He added: “It’s not the first time we have got a late goal and probably last season we would have gone on to lose that game, but I feel we deserved the point.
“I never felt it was gone form us and in the last 5-10 minutes I went up top to try and be a nuisance but I never felt like we were out of the game. I said to the boys we’d get a chance and thankfully we did.”