Date: 9th October 2013 at 8:45pm
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Manager Wayne Burnett couldn’t hide his delight after seeing Dagenham and Redbridge score five past Southend last night.

The victory obviously puts the Daggers into the next round of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy and we’ll find out later in the week who our next opposition will be.

Speaking to the Official Site following the game, Burnett admitted that he was delighted to see our form continue in front of goal, although he did have to admit that some of the goals were fortunate for us, but we still had to finish them off, so it doesn’t take the shine of them for him.

Southend are a difficult team to go to, so how can he not be pleased at scoring five on the night.

‘I thought we played reasonably well, but if I’m honest I’ve not overly happy with the performance but delighted with the result.’

Burnett says in that sense the scoreline flatters us, as we have to learnt o be better on the ball and our general level of play has to improve, but he was delighted with the character the team showed over 90 minutes, especially having to come back from two one down as he thought it was a fantastic response by them to going behind.

As for Hoyte’s red card, Burnett added he felt the occasion got the better of the youngster, as he was fouled two or three times previous to reacting and it looked clearly like his emotions got the better of him.

But that’s something he has to learn and remember as he continues his development as a player.