December 11 2013 Latest news:
Monday, August 26, 2013
Dagenham & Redbridge manager Wayne Burnett was more than happy with the point picked up by his side against Newport County on Saturday.
The Daggers were on the back foot by the bulk of the opening period and duly went behind when Chris Zebroski finished off a good team move on 28 minutes.
But a double substitution from Burnett, with Billy Bingham and new signing Zavon Hines coming off the bench at the start of the second half, sparked a marked improvement.
That resulted in Abu Ogogo bundling in Gavin Hoyte’s delivery to ensure a share of the spoils, though both sides had opportunities late on to nick all three points.
However, in reflection Burnett was pleased to pick up a point against the Football League newcomers.
“Newport were much better than us in the first half and spent a lot of it on the front foot,” said Burnett.
“They scored and deservedly so. It could have been two or three and they could have been out of the sight, they were better than us and I have no complaints about that.
“We made a couple of changes and sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t but today was an occasion where it worked. We were much better in the second half.
“In the second half we were certainly on the front foot, we had two or three good chances but overall a draw was maybe a fair result but they probably slightly edged it. They’ve come away from home and slightly edged it so I am pleased with a point.”
Michael Dawson is looking forward to facing Arsenal after Tottenham were drawn against the Gunners in the third round of the FA Cup.