Harris struggles to make a case for the defence

Assistant boss Terry Harris felt Daggers indiscipline in defence cost them the chance to take a point home from Crewe on Saturday.

With the score at 1-1, keeper Chris Lewington made an unfortunate error to gift Crewe the lead.

But it was the manner of the defending for the Railwaymen’s other three goals that irked Harris.

“The wheels fell off,” he admitted, in an honest assessment of his side’s showing, who seemed almost certain to draw after matching mid-table Crewe for long periods in the match.

“It was horrible, horrible conditions for both teams and at 1-1 it was fairly stalemate.

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“Obviously there was the back pass and the rest is history. Chris has gone to leather it, missed it and it’s rolled in the back of the net.

“You can’t look to that, these things happen. Could he have had another touch? Hindsight is a wonderful thing. He’s a young kid and he’ll learn from it.

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“They’re a good side and we were on par with them really.

“We spoke about the first goal at half time, we cleared the first ball, but really our indiscipline cost us a goal, where for 40 minutes we had been very disciplined against a good footballing side.

“For the third goal, the ball went out right in front of us and the linesman never gave it and we’ve given a foul away and then we seemed to collapse. That’s probably because of the position we are in at the moment.

“We’ve got one or two things going against us and our indiscipline is costing us goals.”

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