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Daggers assistant Harris gutted after defeat at Boreham Wood

PUBLISHED: 17:58 04 August 2018 | UPDATED: 17:58 04 August 2018

Dagenham assistant manager Terry Harris during Hemel Hempstead Town vs Dagenham & Redbridge, Friendly Match Football at Vauxhall Road on 28th July 2018

Dagenham assistant manager Terry Harris during Hemel Hempstead Town vs Dagenham & Redbridge, Friendly Match Football at Vauxhall Road on 28th July 2018

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Daggers lost 1-0 on opening day of new Vanarama National League season

Dagenham & Redbridge assistant manager Terry Harris was gutted to see the side fall to a 1-0 opening-day defeat at Boreham Wood in the Vanarama National League.

A goal from Angelo Balanta proved the different between two evenly-matched sides at Meadow Park on Saturday.

Daggers, though, did have chances to salvage a point on the opening day, with substitute Lamar Reynolds twice testing home stopper Ryan Huddart.

However, Daggers were unable to claim a win on the opening day for the first time in three seasons, leaving Harris sad.

“First games are always difficult, regardless of the pre-season you’ve had, and we’re disappointed to come away have been beaten,” he said.

“We conceded from the second phase of a restart, which is disappointing because we’ve been talking about not conceding from restarts.

“We had our chances and their keeper pulled off too very good saves, so we’re certainly disappointed.”

Daggers suffered a further blow late on when defender Ben Goodliffe, making his debut after joining on loan from Wolverhampton Wanderers, saw red for a bad tackle on Keiran Murtagh.

But Harris believes referee Carl Brook was correct in his decision to give the Daggers man his marching orders.

“It looked a red card from where I was. It didn’t look the best of tackles and gladly their player didn’t look that hurt,” he added.

“I thought up to that particular moment that he had played ever so well, as did Will Wright, but the red card has put a stain on it as we lose him for three games which is disappointing.

“Ben is a good lad, there was no intent at all, but it looked a bad tackle.”

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