Dagenham & Redbridge: John Still happy Daggers shrug of tiredness to beat Maidstone United

PUBLISHED: 18:47 02 April 2018

Craig Robson of Dagenham & Redbridge scores the second goal against Maidstone United (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Craig Robson of Dagenham & Redbridge scores the second goal against Maidstone United (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

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Boss admits team were a little leggy in closing moments of National League win at home to Stones

Dagenham & Redbridge boss John Still was pleased his team overcame their tiredness to hold on and beat Maidstone United 2-1 in the National League.

Fejiri Okenabirhie continued his rich vein of form by firing Daggers ahead in the first half.

Craig Robson doubled the Essex club’s lead midway through the second half, though there was a nervy finish when Alex Wynter pulled a goal back for Stones late on.

Having made the long trip to Gateshead on Friday, Daggers may have still been a little leggy, but Still was happy his team came through it to secure all three points against Maidstone.

“It was a tough game. In the first half, I thought we were good, but in the second half, we looked a little tired,” said the 67-year-old manager.

“We had a different warm down session this week and I’m not sure it was the right thing to do.

The players said they felt a bit leggy at the end, but they battled on, which is fantastic.”

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