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Still ‘great’ as Daggers record first home win

19:10 05 March 2016

Dagenham & Redbridge manager John Still (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Dagenham & Redbridge manager John Still (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

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Dagenham & Redbridge boss overjoyed to finally end rotten run at home by beating York

Dagenham & Redbridge boss John Still was unsurprisingly ecstatic after seeing his team win at Victoria Road for the first time since April 2015.

The east Londoners had not won at home all season, a run of 19 games in all competition before they saw off the challenge of fellow League Two strugglers York City with a 1-0 success.

After a nervy first half, the game changed in the 57th minute when away captain Russell Penn saw red for blocking Christian Doidge’s effort on the line with his hand.

Home skipper Joss Labadie saw the resulting spot kick saved by Scott Flinders, but Daggers knew they had a chance they could not miss with the Minstermen a man light.

The breakthrough finally came in the 78th minute when Josh Passley tucked home an Ashely Hemmings cross from the left, with the hosts holding on for the remainder of the match.

With the win, Daggers also ended a run of eight games without a win in the league at any venue, so there was little shock when Still appeared beaming to meet the press.

“I feel great. The last four or five games, I’ve seen us improve but it’s just been that little bit of belief,” he said.

“At Mansfield Town, I was really disappointed because I thought we did more than enough. I look back at the home game against Northampton Town, one of the top sides, and we did enough.

“But it’s not about doing enough, it’s about winning the game and fortunately we did that. We had a good result and a good display at Notts County, and I thought we started well today.

“Other than the last 10 minutes when we panicked, which is understandable, I thought we thoroughly deserved the win.”

Labadie’s penalty miss looked to be a costly one with Daggers struggling to carve out openings against a dogged York side after they were reduced to 10 men.

It is also the second spot kick in a row Daggers have missed, with Jamie Cureton sticking his effort into the stand at Mansfield Town last month, and Still admits that, despite the win, it is an area which concerns him.

“It’s two penalties we’ve missed now in recent weeks and it’s disappointing because that could be crucial,” added Still.

“I’m not blaming anyone, but we have to score them. Fortunately it didn’t matter, but it may do in the future.”

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