Ammies stick knife into the Daggers
GRAHAM Alexander praised his players after a weakened Salford City side defeated Dagenham and Redbridge 2-0 in the second round of the FA Trophy at the Peninsula Stadium.
The Ammies made eight changes to the team that won at Leyton Orient last weekend, yet still overcame a full-strength Dagenham side.
Debutant Kieran Glynn capitalised on a defensive error and darted on a mazy run before teeing up Devante Rodney to open the scoring before the interval – adding to his two goals in the previous round.
The home side were soon in the ascendency, and doubled their advantage late on when Danny Lloyd lifted an enticing cross towards substitute Mani Dieseruvwe, who converted to secure a place in the third round.
Alexander said: “I’m delighted. Some lads that haven’t had game time this season came into the team and have given us food for thought going forward.
“It was important that we showed the qualities to go and win the game, and they did that.
“Going into this stage of the season, we need as many players fit and firing as possible, so wins like this will only help us improve that.
“We just want to win any game we play, you can’t turn the winning mentality on and off. There’s still lots of improvement to be made but we’re keen to continue the run of form we’ve been on since the turn of the year.”