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The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE TWO - By Steve Har­ris

DA­GEN­HAM in­terim boss Wayne Bur­nett ad­mits he doesn’t care how the points come, so long as his side keep on pick­ing them up.

Scott Doe’s early goal gave the Dag­gers a cru­cial lead which saw them drag them­selves up to 17th in the ta­ble, five points clear of the drop zone.

With plenty of teams bunched at the bot­tom of the ta­ble, the Lon­don­ers now have some much-needed breath­ing space and Bur­nett claims the win was over­due af­ter Mon­day’s de­feat to Bris­tol Rovers.

“We got it spot on, we didn’t get it so spot on last week,” said Bur­nett.

“It was an awe­some dis­play by our play­ers – I can’t praise them enough.

“We didn’t play bril­liantly well, but the per­for­mance was bril­liant.

“You have those games when you are fight­ing for your lives and we’ll take them any­way we can.

“It’s a dif­fi­cult place to come, I know they (Ex­eter) haven’t been on a great run of form – but I know Paul Tis­dale very well and he gets his teams play­ing some ex­cel­lent foot­ball and they’ve got some very good play­ers.”

Ex­eter were forced into an early change on three min­utes when right-back Kevin Amankwaah limped off and was re­placed by Aaron Daw­son.

They were still doz­ing when in the fifth minute cen­tre-back Doe pow­ered home a Matthew Saun- ders cor­ner. Da­gen­ham then dom­i­nated the pro­ceed­ings as Medy El­ito blasted over from dis­tance on 26 min­utes.

In the 42nd minute, the vis­i­tors were awarded a free-kick af­ter on loan wide man Toni Silva was tripped on the edge of the area by Tommy Do­herty.

Saun­ders stepped up to take the free-kick, only to be de­nied by Gre­cians keeper Ar­tur Krysiak.

In the sec­ond half, Saun­ders went close again from a free-kick as he cleared the cross bar with an in-swing­ing ef­fort on 53 min­utes.

The Gre­cians came ag­o­nis­ingly close to an equaliser in the 72nd minute when Danny Coles con­nected with a Craig Wood­man free-kick, only to be de­nied by the reflexes of Dag­gers keeper Jor­dan Seabright.

On 87 min­utes,Wood­man fired a free-kick straight into the arms of Seabright as the Gre­cians slumped to a third straight de­feat.

Ex­eter boss Paul Tis­dale said: “It’s just been a very bad, a really bad week and I’ve just stood in the dress­ing room lis­ten­ing to the play­ers, it’s the first time I’ve really heard them say too much.

“We con­ceded an early goal and I’d like to think that we would have got a goal back. “It was a hard ask and the play­ers put a huge amount of ef­fort in, but it was dis­jointed and that is what has ended up cost­ing us.”

ON THE UP: Lee Hughes cel­e­brates his first goal


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