December 8 2013 Latest news:
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Daggers boss Wayne Burnett hailed the second half turnaround as his side came from behind to knock League One side Colchester out of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy with a 4-1 victory last night.
Brian Wilson put the U’s in front with a fine first half free-kick, but Daggers turned on the style in the second half, though were helped along the way by former Dagger Magnus Okuonghae’s sending off.
Medy Elito levelled the game before the defender’s dismissal, and the hosts made them pay with Brian Saah tapping in his first goal for the club.
And they went on to cruise to victory as skipper Abu Ogogo prodded home at the near post and Louis Dennis sealed their place in the next round after slotting an effort underneath U’s goalkeeper Sam Walker.
Burnett admitted the sending off was the game changer but was pleaeed with the response from his side after a poor first half showing.
“I thought we played well but the sending off changed the complexion of the game and to score four goals in a game is good,” said Burnett.
“We sat off them a little too much in the first half and didn’t press them enough.
“I said to them at half time that we had to be braver with and without the ball, we have to go and press them because we were showing them a bit too much respect but when we get the ball we have to be better with it.
“Josh Scott set the tone in the first five minutes of the second half, he went and pressed and won the ball back.”
Burnett also lauded the performance of Zavon Hines, who ended the night with the man of the match award after three assists.
“He is a good kid, a hard worker and the pleasing thing for me is not what he does with the ball, it’s what he does off of it,” he added.
“I thought at times he was sensational. We know he has got ability, that’s unquestionable.”
Hull City manager Steve Bruce believes that Arsenal have the ability to win the league this season.