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We didn’t deserve anything against Hartlepool United, says Daggers boss Burnett

Dagenham & Redbridge manager Wayne Burnett on the touchline during their 2-0 home defeat to Victoria Road on Saturday. Pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO Dagenham & Redbridge manager Wayne Burnett on the touchline during their 2-0 home defeat to Victoria Road on Saturday. Pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO

Monday, February 10, 2014
9:00 AM

Daggers boss Wayne Burnett believed his side got what they deserved against Hartlepool United on Saturday – nothing.

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Second half goals from Luke Williams and Andy Monkhouse sealed a 2-0 success for the Pools on ‘Daggers Against Racism Day’ in front of a crowd of 3,357.

And Burnett was frustrated as anyone that they failed to replicate their form of recent weeks against Colin Cooper’s side.

“I can’t do anything about that (the crowd),” said Burnett. “Hopefully they will come back. If they don’t come back we have worked with the Show Racism the Red Card charity and it’s a fantastic event that we do and support the day.

“It is disappointing the fans have gone home after we got beat but I want to win as much as they do.

He added: “We have to do better in certain areas but we haven’t done that. They have got men behind the ball and they countered quite well but I didn’t think we deserved anything.

“If you don’t play well and don’t take your chances when they do come along then you probably don’t deserve anything.”

Daggers did have their chances on the day, with Luke Wilkinson striking the crossbar with a header, while Medy Elito and Zavon Hines also went close.

But the Daggers thought they had the lead when Rhys Murphy slotted home early in the second half, though a foul was said to have been committed by the striker on Pools defender Christian Burgess.

“I didn’t think it was a foul but the referee has given it so you cannot comment on that really,” remarked Burnett. “He’s not going to change his mind.

“I am disappointed because the way we have played over the last 2-3 weeks. I think we have played very well at times but we didn’t get going and there was no tempo, no intensity, no spark, no urgency, and that was the disappointing thing.”

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