Daggers boss Still praises ‘biggest-ever’ victory
Still’s delight as Robins are brought down to earth
Dagenham & Redbridge boss John Still hailed Saturday’s 2-1 victory over Swindon Town as the biggest in the club’s history.
Goals from Damian Scannell and Bas Savage saw the Daggers claim the points, despite falling behind in the first minute, to their delight of their veteran boss.
“I think it’s the biggest win in this club’s history,” he said.
“To beat a team who were in the play-offs in this division last year, with Premier League history, is definitely the biggest win in this club’s history so I’m absolutely delighted.”
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Still was not entirely satisfied with the way his side went about securing the victory and was particularly critical of the defending in the build-up to Thomas Dossevi’s goal in the opening minute.
“We never did our job on the free kick. We should have done better, not on defending the free kick, but on allowing them to play short,” he said.
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“There was an individual error and they’re the things we have to fight against. They’re the things that undo us because players at this level are a little bit better, a little but quicker and we can’t afford to switch off and we did.
“But I never once believed that we couldn’t come back because we came back at Charlton, we came back at Colchester and we came back against Exeter.
“I was really disappointed to concede that goal. If someone scores a good goal you put your hands up and say well done, but that was avoidable and, because it was, I was disappointed and I’m still disappointed.
“We should be further up the line than that, we shouldn’t be doing that now, but we’ve got a free week now where we can work hard in training and really tighten up on that particular area.”
See Wednesday’s Barking & Dagenham Post for reaction from goal-scorers Scannell and Savage to the victory.