December 13 2013 Latest news:
Monday, September 9, 2013
Daggers boss Wayne Burnett felt his side’s inability to kill off Exeter ultimately cost them as they had to settle for a share of the spoils in a 1-1 draw at Victoria Road on Saturday.
Josh Scott gave the hosts the lead 20 minutes into the game after benefitting from Grecians goalkeeper Artur Krysiak’s mistake.
They had plenty of chances to gain the important second in the first half and early in the second but it didn’t come and Sam Parkin’s 80th minute header made sure Paul Tisdale’s side went away with a point.
And Burnett on another day believes his side could have been home and hosed at the break.
“Our goal was probably a little fortunate but we pressed them very well in the first half and created some real good goalscoring opportunities and could have had two or three goals,” said Burnett.
“For the next 10-15 minutes after we scored we had some fantastic opportunities but when you are on top you have to capitalise on those opportunities and we never did. When you only have a one goal lead the other team always has an opportunity to get back in it.”
Burnett’s opposite number Tisdale made a double substitution at the break and the visitors did come more into the game after the introduction of David Wheeler and Jimmy Keohane.
Both had chances and the Daggers chief felt they made a difference, along with the experience of Parkin up front.
“They have got a danger in Parkin they get the ball forward to him with little diagonals,” he added.
“We found it difficult to cope with at times but we did have chances and if you don’t see the game out they are always in with an opportunity and I felt we started to creep just a little bit too deep in the second half and they’ve scored a well taken goal.
“To be fair to Exeter they made two substitutions at the break and they came out, pressed us, worked hard and kept the ball very nicely.”
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