Still pleased with Daggers’ “comfortable” win over Barnet

Margin of a win not a concern for Dagenham & Redbridge boss John Still.

He may have been disappointed by the margin of victory on Saturday against Barnet but Dagenham & Redbridge boss John Still knows that the win is the most important thing in derby games.

Still saw his side take a 1-0 lead through Matt Saunders’ fine strike but they failed to make the most of several other chances which went their way.

But that proved good enough for the victory at the weekend and that was the only matter of concern for the Victoria Road chief.

“Over the years I have come to know how derby games are. They are generally the toughest games to win,” said Still of the win against the side he has managed on two separate occasions.

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“Form can go out of the window and sometimes the same could be said for home advantage, though that isn’t always the case.

“But the most important thing to get out of them is a win and three points. I felt it was a comfortable win though I would have liked it to have been by more.

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“We’ve proved we are capable of scoring five and four in games but in some others you have to win by one and that’s what I told all the players afterwards.

“In 11 games at home we have only conceded eight and that has been key and it’s testament to the defence.”

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