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Dagenham & Redbridge asistant manager Darren Currie unhappy with slow start against Wealdstone

PUBLISHED: 09:30 17 October 2016

Fejiri Okenabirhie of Dagenham & Redbridge celebrates scoring the opening against Wealdstone (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Fejiri Okenabirhie of Dagenham & Redbridge celebrates scoring the opening against Wealdstone (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

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Coach says Daggers did not reach levels expected in opening half

Oliver Hawkins of Dagenham & Redbridge scores the hosts' second goal against Wealdstone (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)Oliver Hawkins of Dagenham & Redbridge scores the hosts' second goal against Wealdstone (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Assistant manager Darren Currie admits Dagenham & Redbridge were below-par during the first half of their 3-1 win at home to Wealdstone in the FA Cup fourth qualifying round.

Daggers took the lead in the first half against Stones through Fejiri Okenabirhie, but Matty Wichelow’s deflected effort saw the National League South outfit draw level on the stroke of half-time.

After the break, Daggers booked their progress to the first round proper with goals from Oliver Hawkins and Jordan Maguire-Drew, with the draw set to take place at 7pm tonight on BBC Two and BT Sport.

And though pleased the Essex club eventually showed their class to overcome Weladstone, Currie says he was a little disappointed with how Daggers started the game at Victoria Road.

Jordan Maguire-Drew celebrates Dagenham & Redbridge's third goal against Wealdstone (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)Jordan Maguire-Drew celebrates Dagenham & Redbridge's third goal against Wealdstone (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

“We were below the standards we’ve set for ourselves in the first half, but you have to pay credit to Wealdstone, who came and gave it a go,” said the ex-Brighton & Hove Albion winger.

“There are times when you’re a favourite and there are times when you’re an underdog. It’s always difficult when you’re the favourite, but credit to Wealdstone, they caused us problems in the first half.

“We reminded the boys at half-time of the quality they’ve been showing of late and pretty much most of the season bar one or two blips.

“They responded to what had been asked of them and their quality shone through and we were much better in the second half, which was pleasing.”

Meanwhile, there may be another new signing for Daggers in the near future are Folkestone Invicta confirmed they had accepted a bid from the Essex club for their midfielder Scott Heard,

Invicta ply their trade in the Ryman Premier, with Heard starting all 17 matches for the Seasiders in all competitions this season and was a key part of their Ryman South winning squad last season.

But Folkestone’s manager Neil Cugely confirmed the Kent side had accepted a bid from Daggers for Heard, with the deal expected to be concluded in the coming days.

“Dagenham have been keeping an eye on Heardy for quite a while now and though we may well miss his drive and energy we cannot stand in the way of anyone offered the chance of a full-time football career,” Cugely told the official Invicta website.

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