Relief for Doe at the Daggers final day survival
PUBLISHED: 09:30 29 April 2013 | UPDATED: 12:50 29 April 2013
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Mixed emotions for Dagenham & Redbridge defender Scott Doe on York defeat.
Dagenham & Redbridge defender Scott Doe was massively relieved to stay up on the final day of the season.
Barnet’s defeat against Northampton ensured League Two football for another season at Victoria Road.
Daggers lost 1-0 at home to York and Doe revealed most of the players knew that they would survive after seeing the Barnet result on the scoreboard.
He said: “Obviously no-one wants to drop out the league. Luckily I saw the Barnet score come up on the scoreboard, so I did know what the score was but obviously not at full time.
“I was disappointed that we didn’t win the game but it was a massive relief.”
At half time most of the players knew the other results and Doe admitted it gave some of the players a lift when they found out the Barnet score.
“At half time we knew about results but we couldn’t think about others,” Doe added.
“I saw the Barnet score come up, which obviously gives you a little bit of a lift because if they lost we were okay though we obviously still had to concentrate on your own game.”
Dagenham & Redbridge ended the season with three defeats and failed to score in all of those matches.
But Doe believed Saturday’s defeat was more down to York City goalkeeper Michael Ingham, rather than missed chances.
Doe said: “In fairness their keeper played very well today and we were slightly unlucky as well but it’s been the story of late, we’ve lost the last three games 1-0.
“We haven’t been putting chances away and we’ve created quite a few. It is disappointing on that front but it’s something we can work on next season.”
It has been a difficult campaign for Dagenham & Redbridge, with a managerial change and several big name players either leaving or sustaining injuries and Doe believes that is the reason for their disappointing season.
“I think there is disappointment, especially as there was about three or four times during the season where we could have been in the play-offs,” he added.
“Then again we’ve got to take into account that we’ve lost big players. We lost Dwight Gayle to Peterborough, and we lost Sammy (Williams) to injury and they’re two massive players for us, and it’s a lot of goals so we can look at that as well.”