Search

Dagenham & Redbridge assistant Darren Currie says squad only have themselves to blame after Torquay United loss

PUBLISHED: 12:00 30 November 2016

Sean McGinty of Torquay United and Jordan Maguire-Drew of Dagenham & Redbridge (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Sean McGinty of Torquay United and Jordan Maguire-Drew of Dagenham & Redbridge (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

©TGS Photo tgsphoto.co.uk +44 1376 553468

Daggers coach feels hosts created more than enough chances to beat Gulls

Daniel Sparkes of Torquay United and Corley Whitely of Dagenham & Redbridge (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)Daniel Sparkes of Torquay United and Corley Whitely of Dagenham & Redbridge (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Assistant manager Darren Currie admits Dagenham & Redbridge only have themselves to blame after a 1-0 loss at home to Torquay United in the National League.

Daggers created a plethora of chances against the Gulls, but failed to take them and were punished when Kieffer Moore struck for the Devon club in the 76th minute.

Perhaps what proved to be the game-changing moment came 19 minutes prior when Torquay stopper Brendan Moore miraculously denied Jordan Maguire-Drew from close range.

From then on, there only seemed to be one team in it, and though Currie says it was a fantastic save to stop Maguire-Drew, he knows the Essex club had more than enough chances to win.

“It was a great save and I don’t think Jordan could have done much more, it came to him quick and he got a good connection, but it was a good save,” said the assistant.

“That along with others, there were enough chances and I’ve seen these boys enough to know they’re better than that in front of goal.

“We didn’t take our chances and if you don’t, the longer the game goes on, the more frustrated you get and we came away with nothing.

“We only have ourselves to blame because we haven’t been ruthless enough in front of goal.”

Despite the result, Corey Whitely was at the heart of everything good for Daggers and was rightly named as man of the match.

The ex-Enfield Town man nearly teed up Luke Guttridge in the eighth minute, while went close to scoring himself on numerous occasions.

At times he looked back to his frightening best, and Currie admits he was disappointed Whitely could not cap his display with a well-deserved goal.

“The goal was the only thing lacking in Corey’s game and the majority of chances fell to him,” added Currie, himself a former a winger.

“He was at his dynamic best, causing problems wherever he was on the pitch and it would have been nice for him to get a goal or two to top off his performance, but it wasn’t the case.”

Related articles

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Romford Recorder visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Romford Recorder staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Romford Recorder account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest Romford Sports News

23 minutes ago

Upminster teenager and Barking & Dagenham College student takes two golds in Hertfordshire

Pete Edge ‘excited to encourage young people to take up the game’ and proud to be working with Essex and ECB

14:00

Daggers fan Daniel Law is writing a blog during the 2016/17 season

Urchins manager reflects on recent departures and the frustrating 1-1 draw with Wroxham last weekend

10:00

Youngster set for third national final appearance

09:00

Daggers centre-back cut a frustrated figure after a hugely disappointing night at Shots

08:17

Romford pupils beaten by Essex Cup rivals

Yesterday, 17:30

Boro defender struck late goal to earn a 3-3 draw against Heybridge Swifts

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read sport

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

News from your area

Competitions

Having a brand new kitchen is something that lots of people want but can only dream of. Sadly keeping up to date and making our living spaces as nice as they can be is a costly and incredibly stressful business. Even a fresh coat of paint makes all the difference but isn’t easy or quick.

Who wouldn’t love the chance to go on a shopping spree. Imagine being able to walk into a shop and choose whatever your heart desires without having to worry about how much it costs.

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Romford Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now