Dag­gers de­liver but not a win to saviour

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE TWO - By Nick Bull To comment on this match go to http://boards.footy­mad.net/

IT WAS some­what un­fit­ting of a game lack­ing in qual­ity through­out that two well-taken goals sep­a­rated Da­gen­ham and York.

Rhys Mur­phy’s sec­ond in as many league games and Brian Woodall’s 79th-minute ef­fort will look good on the high­lights, and frankly you need not see any more of this scrappy, unattrac­tive en­counter.

The Dag­gers huffed, puffed and too quickly re­sorted to aim­less long balls, while City too of­ten ap­peared like they had not re­cov­ered men­tally from their de­feat against Burn­ley in the Cap­i­tal One Cup

There was lit­tle be­tween the two sides, and the de­ci­sive mo­ments came to­wards the end of each half.

Woodall’s smart flick on 36 min­utes was picked up by Mur­phy, who kept his nerve to round York goal­keeper Michael Ing­ham and coolly slot home.

Provider turned scorer for the Dag­gers’ sec­ond, as his neat fin­ish from Medy El­ito’s pin­point di­ag­o­nal ball gave Wayne Bur­nett his first home win since tak­ing charge of the Dag­gers in Fe­bru­ary.

“We want to make this place a fortress. Teams should be fear­ing us when they come here, be­cause they know we’re go­ing to have a real go at them. That’s what we did that to York,” said first team coach War­ren Hack­ett.

“Not win­ning at home sticks in the back of your mind. When­ever you speak to your fam­ily and friends, ev­ery­one asks when you’re go­ing to win at home. That’s done now.

“I think any­body can beat any­body at this level, and we weren’t re­ally sur­prised we went on and won be­cause we know we’ve got that in our locker.”

The vis­i­tors ar­guably did enough to war­rant a draw from the game, and de­fen­sive duo Lanre Oye­banjo and David McGurk both had first-half ef­forts cleared off the line.

In the min­utes prior to Mur­phy’s opener, they were play­ing the neater, more en­ter­pris­ing football, but like any no­table ac­tion, that was se­verely lack­ing in the sec­ond half.

“I’m very pleased with the per­for­mance, we com­peted well and played some good football, par­tic­u­larly in the first half and I thought we were on top for quite a bit of the game,” said York man­ager Nigel Wor­thing­ton.

“With the goals, I sup­pose they never come at the right time, but for the first they’ve broke wide and it’s in the back of the net.

“I thought the play­ers put a shift in and that pleases me.

“If we keep do­ing so many right things hope­fully we will get our re­wards out there on the pitch.”

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