Arber: Early penalty the key to Carlisle win

Daggers skipper felt the game’s turning point came as early as the fourth minute.

Daggers skipper Mark Arber felt the early penalty that was awarded to his side in Saturday’s victory over Carlisle was the key moment in their emphatic victory.

Having lost their previous four matches, John Still’s side bounced back in spectacular fashion to record a three-goal triumph, equalling their highest winning margin of the season.

Although Danny Green missed the fourth-minute spot-kick, striker Jon Nurse was perfectly placed to fire in the rebound and Arber felt the opening goal was the perfect tonic to settle any potential nerves.

“The pivotal point was the penalty,” said the 33-year-old captain.

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“I didn’t watch, I was crouched on the half way line, it was one of those. I knew it was going to be pivotal because they’re a decent side.

“If he misses that and no-one follows up we’re still at 0-0 and I always think the first goal for this side is important, because it gives us so much belief and so much confidence and it did today.

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“Full credit to Nursey, we talk about turning points in the game, he’s followed in two shots today and he’s got two tap-ins and we’re on our way.

“It was nice to finish with three points at home, three goals and the clean sheet.”

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