Dagenham & Redbridge: Michael Cheek backs Daggers to hit back against Macclesfield Town

PUBLISHED: 14:00 24 October 2017

Michael Cheek of Dagenham & Redbridge (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Michael Cheek of Dagenham & Redbridge (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

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Daggers suffered late heartbreak on Saturday, but forward confident team will rebound

Michael Cheek is confident Dagenham & Redbridge will have moved on from a disappointing result on Saturday in time to host Macclesfield Town on Tuesday.

After Kevin Lokko was sent off in the 32nd minute against Wrexham at the weekend, Daggers battled bravely with 10 men for over an hour and looked on course for a point.

However, in the final minute of stoppage time at the end of the second half, Craig Robson turned the ball into his own net to condemn the Essex club to a 1-0 loss.

It was a cruel blow on John Still’s men, who at times looked the better team despite being a man light.

And while Cheek admits it was a devastating end to the match, he knows Daggers have it in them to rebound swiftly.

“We have to push Tuesday even though we’ll be a bit leggy after the game on Saturday, playing for so long with 10 men,” said the 25-year-old.

“We’ll go again Tuesday and Macclesfield won’t be an easy game.

“We played well against Wrexham and lost the game, and also played well against Woking, but also lost.”

The late goal for Wrexham was cruel on Daggers, and perhaps Mark Cousins in particular, with the stopper pulling off some fine saves to keep the hosts level in the second half.

Prior to the own goal, Daggers thought they had taken the lead through Mason Bloomfield, only to see the linesman flagging for offside, though replays suggest that may have been the wrong call.

And Cheek revealed that only added to the blow of conceding late on and seeing the prospect of taking any points slip away.

“It’s disappointing to lose in such a way, especially after thinking we’d taken the lead five minutes before,” he added.

“The referee said Mason’s foot was offside, but it’s disappointing in the way it ended because it could have gone our way.”


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