December 5 2013 Latest news:
Monday, September 16, 2013
Daggers boss Wayne Burnett was just glad it wasn’t a case of déjà vu didn’t as his side picked up a 2-0 win over Bristol Rovers on Saturday.
Captain Abu Ogogo put the hosts in front after just 10 minutes, but Burnett’s side missed several good opportunities to double their lead, just like the had in previous weekend’s 1-1 draw with Exeter City.
And after a bright start to the second half, Rovers almost followed suit when Brian Saah handled Michael Smith’s cross in the area, with a penalty awarded.
But goalkeeper Chris Lewington saved Matt Harrold’s effort and Luke Howell managed to seal all three points after 73 minutes.
Though the Daggers came through in the end, Burnett couldn’t help but think lightning may strike for a second successive weekend, especially after the visitors were awarded the spot kick.
“I felt that in the first half we played some very good football at times and we deserved to go in with the lead,” said Burnett. “But again it was similar to last week and we couldn’t capitalise on the pressure we created and you think is it going to be the same as the previous week.
“To be fair to Bristol Rovers they came out and played well. They put us under a bit of pressure and I thought it is going to be the same as Exeter when they got the penalty but it was a fantastic save.”
And Burnett also believed his side dealt well with the aerial threat John Ward’s side posed.
“I was mindful that Bristol Rovers have got some good players and they’ve brought one or two in,” he added. “They are a biggish team and I was mindful that some of our players aren’t the biggest and we’ve been done from set pieces and restarts of late but our boys stood up to it.”
Arsenal have decisions to make on a host of first team players whose contracts are set to expire at the end of the season.