Date: 3rd April 2014 at 6:49pm
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Manager Wayne Burnett and first team coach Darren Currie have both given their reaction to a ‘fortuitous’ victory over Oxford United.

A single goal from Luke Howell left the gaffer ‘absolutely ecstatic’ at full time as Dagenham registered their first home win since New Year’s Day.

The goal was a bit lucky as it did deflect of their player and loop over the keeper, but we’ve been in need of a little bit of luck on home soil and we finally got some.

‘I’m absolutely ecstatic we’ve managed to get a win eventually. It hasn’t been for the want of trying, but it was a bit fortuitous to say the least but we’ll take it any way we can. I thought we had the lion’s share of the possession without really troubling them and I don’t think they really troubled us.’

The gaffer goes on to say that in the second half they did come out a bit brighter, but he felt we really grew into the game during that period as well, but again it was largely without asking them many questions.

‘It was a very fortunate goal, Luke’s had a shot which hit their defender and come back and I believe that it’s hit him and looped over the goalkeeper. It’s a cruel way for Oxford to lose the game, but for us to score in the 89th minute is fantastic and we’re delighted about that.’

Currie mostly agreed with the gaffer’s summation saying himself to the Official Site that all game long we failed to carry much of a threat in the final third of the pitch, but again he also credited the possession we had and the control we were in, he just wishes we could’ve done something more with it.

‘We played some nice football up until a point in the first half and then we were just looking for that killer ball or that opportunity to fall to the strikers. We’ve been trying to improve our quality in the final third, but we lacked that killer instinct.’

Currie also took time out to take about debutant Blair Turgott who joined us on loan ahead of the game, saying he looks to have all the qualities that Burnett likes in his players and he references Zavon Hines and Medy Elito as similar types of characters.