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Posted Tue 30 Jun 15 at 08:20 AM

Daggers 0 Bristol Rovers 3

Victoria Road was not a happy place to be on Saturday evening after another bitterly disappointing defeat dumped the Daggers back on the bottom of League Two.

The result has put the pressure on Burnett. But the players have to accept their share of responsibility for a performance that was simply not good enough.

It was OK for the first 20 minutes, when the Daggers gave every bit as good as they got.

But one the Rovers took the lead midway through the first half Burnett's men fell apart.

The introduction of Jamie Cureton and Kyle Vassell just past the hour mark injected a bit of purpose into the Daggers, but they failed to raise a shot to trouble the Rovers.

Defending corners and set plays has been a problem sine Burnett took over from John Still nearly three years ago.

And it was a free kick that brought Rovers their opening goal in the 33rd minute.

Jack Connors conceded it with a foul on the edge of the box and the ball was rolled square for  Lee Brown to lash it past Mark Cousins.

Joss Labadie was not far off target with a well struck as the Daggers huffed and puffed without  blowing Rovers house down.

And the visitors had the last word with two goals in the last ten minutes to wrap up a convincing victory.

Rory Gaffney struck in the 83rd minute with the  Daggers stretched. And when Billy Bodin got the third with the last kick of the match it was the fourth time in the last five games

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