The Daggers grabbed a crucial 1-0 away victory against Exeter City, to bolster their hopes of survival.
Scott Doe scored the only goal of the game with a 5th minute header, and Jordan Seabright made a world class save to deny the Grecians any chance of a comeback.
With Sam Williams and Josh Scott both out injured for the Daggers, Burnett opted to start Jake Reed upfront following his first goal for the club last week against Bristol Rovers. His side faced high-flying Exeter City who would solidify their play-off hopes with a win.
The Daggers couldn’t have hoped for a better start to the game, as they took the lead with just 5 minutes on the clock. After winning a number of early corners, they finally made one count when Scott Doe got on the end of Matt Saunders’ cross with a header at the near post.
The visitors were looking the better of the two sides in the opening encounters. Luke Wilkinson headed another chance from and corner over the bar, while Medy Elito saw an effort go off-target midway through the half.
Their already strong half almost got better just before half-time, but Matt Saunders’ free-kick was saved by Grecians ‘keeper Artur Krysiak, sending the Daggers in one-up at the break.
It was Matt Saunders who had the first chance of the second half after the break, with another free-kick. This time, from 25-yards out he took aim for the near post, but put a little too much power on his effort and it caught the roof of the net.
Exeter started to become the more dominant team with around 20 minutes to play and they should have equalised on two occasions. John O’Flynn had the first opportunity for the Grecians but it was somehow kept out, before the Daggers won a free-kick to break up the play.
Minutes later though, young ‘keeper, Jordan Seabright, made an outstanding save to maintain his sides lead. Following Craig Woodman’s free-kick, Seabright flung himself across the goal to sensationally deny an equaliser to the hosts.
Despite battling against the increasing pressure of Exeter towards the end of the game, the Daggers managed to hold on for just Wayne Burnett’s second victory since being appointed.
Attendance: 3,755 (127 travelling Daggers)
Exeter City: Krysiak (gk); Woodman, Bennett, Baldwin, Coles, Amankwaah (Dawson, 3), Davies, Doherty (Keohane, 73), D’Ath, Gosling (Bauza, 37), O’Flynn
Subs not used: Evans, Moore-Taylor, Molesley, Chamberlain
Daggers: Seabright (gk); Ogogo (c), Wilkinson, Doe, Ilesanmi; Saunders, Howell, Maher, Silva (Dennis, 67); Elito, Reed (Strevens, 78)
Subs not used: Miles, Hoyte, Fortune, Bingham, Sharif
Goalscorers: Doe, 5