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Posted Mon 21 Sep 15 at 17:00 PM

Daggers 0 Newport 0

The Daggers made life difficult for themselves as they slipped back into the bottom two.

It was a case of two points lost as they failed to beat rock bottom Newport, still without a win this season.

The Welsh team were there for the taking, but for too long the Daggers lacked the drive and urgency to take advantage.

They were flat, there was no spark and manager Wayne Burnett spent most of the first half, urging them to sharpen up and be quicker.

Coach Darren Currie revealed strong words were used during the interval and the second half did bring an improvement.  

In fact, if the Daggers had played the whole game the way they played in the last 20 minutes the result might have been different.

Jamie Cureton, left out of the starting line-up was brought on as second half sub and had a couple of half chances that came to nothing.

Matt McClure put a shooting chance high over and Ayo Obileye put a header into the side netting.

It was better, but on the day it was not good enough and the players won't need to be told that.

To be at their best the Daggers need to play with fire and aggression. Not enough of that was shown here.

Daggers: O’Brien; Passley, Nosworthy, Obileye, Widdowson; Hines (Jones 70), Boucaud, Ferdinand, Hemmings; Doidge (Cureton 46), McClure
Unused subs: Cousins, Connors, Dikamona, Chambers, Hamalainen

Referee: Graham Salisbury

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