December 5 2013 Latest news:
Monday, August 19, 2013
Dagenham & Redbridge manager Wayne Burnett believed a point was no more than they deserved at Scunthorpe United on Saturday.
That looked to be the case with 87 minutes on the clock as the scores remained deadlock with help of Daggers goalkeeper Chris Lewington who had saved Chris Iwelumo’s second half penalty.
But David Mirfin headed home Terry Hawkridge’s corner to give the Glanford Park hosts the lead and what appeared to be the winner.
It appeared the Daggers would make the long journey home despondent, however, Luke Howell popped up with his first of the season in the third minute of stoppage time to ensure a share of the spoils.
And boss Burnett praised his side’s never-say-die spirit to ensure they registered another League Two point to their name.
“Overall I think a draw was a fair result,” said Burnett. “They had chances and we rode our luck a bit Chris Lewington saved a penalty but I am really pleased with our performance today.
“I was gutted when we conceded because of the effort we put in and the work rate from the players was great. We looked fit, strong, and competitive and we are playing some decent stuff.”
Daggers did have their chances early in the second half as they riled the hosts, but Burnett felt Scunthorpe also had their fair amount of chances.
“Josh Scott hit the post, the keeper saved one and another was cleared off the line,” he added.
“We could have had two or three goals but in the same instance they could have scored one or two so overall a draw is a fair result and I am delighted with our performance.”
Hull City manager Steve Bruce believes that Arsenal have the ability to win the league this season.