Daggers defender backs Lewington after Barnet error

Scott Doe moved to defend his goalkeeper after an error saw Barnet claim a 2-2 draw

Daggers defender Scott Doe was keen to deflect scrutiny away from Chris Lewington, after the goalkeeper’s howler allowed Barnet a share of the spoils on Tuesday night.

The league’s bottom club led twice in the match through Michael Spillane and, after Izale McLeod had levelled, Doe looked to have earned Daggers the points.

However, a speculative 35-yard effort from Ben May crept in to make it 2-2, following a costly misjudgement from Lewington.

But Doe admitted an initial mistake from the back four did their keeper no favours.

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“The first thing people will say is Lewy should have been more alert and he knows that himself, maybe his positioning was off, but I’m not a goalie, so I can’t comment,” he said.

“But also, from a defensive point of view, we should have been higher in general. “When the guy chests it to shoot he shouldn’t be able to chest it down and shoot. He should chest it down into someone coming through him, so there were two bad things there.”

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The draw leaves Daggers inside the bottom two on goal difference.

But having beaten Macclesfield 2-0 at home on Saturday, Doe believes his side can be content with the points tally accumulated this week.

“We would always say win your home games and get at least a point away, which is what we’ve done this week,” he said.

“We’ve got four points out of two games and a couple of results went our way as well.

“We’re staying with the pack, but it is hard to take because we should have won.

“We shouldn’t have conceded when we were 1-0 up and we shouldn’t have conceded when we were 2-1 up.

“Not only did we have so many chances, we hit the bar twice in one attack, I think we should have had a penalty, so that was a bit disappointing.

“But sometimes you don’t get those decisions when you’re down the other end.”

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