Date: 12th October 2014 at 6:03pm
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Manager Wayne Burnett has admitted a sense of relief with Dagenham picking up all three points from the game against Accrington Stanley yesterday.

Dagenham went behind in the game but a second half brace from newly professional Ade Yusuff helped us to all three points at the Crown Ground and speaking to Sky Sports Burnett said he couldn’t have been happier with our second half showing and he was delighted to see 20 year old Yusuff get his first goals under his belt since joining the club.

‘We didn’t play particularly well in the first half and they were probably the better team. But we came out in the second half and looked a completely different team. Yusuff was brilliant. He is still learning but when you have got power and pace you are always going to trouble teams and we stretched them a lot more in the second half.’

Burnett goes on to say that we did have goalkeeper Mark Cousins to thank for keeping us in the game though because he pulled off two very good saves from them, so more than played his part in helping us to three points as well, but for him it was a really ‘good all round’ team performance in the second period and he felt we came out with exactly what our efforts deserved.

‘I said to the players at times our performances haven’t reflected our league position but we have made individual errors which have cost us at times. We had a game plan and it worked. Accrington are the in form team so to get three points is a massive performance from us.’

Yusuff gave his own interview following the game in quotes carried by London24 he was obviously delighted with his goals on the day, especially as they returned all three points, but he was very quick to pass the praise onto his colleagues for playing their part in putting him in the position where he could have the opportunity to score.

‘I can’t take anything away from the boys. We worked so hard and they gave me the space to get my opportunity. I’m just thankful that we got the three points in the end. It’s not about me, it’s a team effort. We definitely dug in towards the end and got the three points and I’m happy.’

As for his personal feelings at full time the youngster admitted he was on ‘cloud 9’ but he knows he has to keep working hard now to he can develop and kick on further, and hopefully those two goals will be the first of many he grabs in the Football League.