Date: 24th December 2013 at 4:08pm
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Manager Wayne Burnett has said that Dagenham just weren’t clinical enough in front of goal when we faced Torquay last weekend.

One goal was enough to separate the sides on the day and we just couldn’t find the equaliser despite hitting the woodwork. It’s also now one win in five attempts for the Daggers and Burnett knows we have to address our away form and do better.

‘I’m extremely disappointed because we’ve created a lot of chances but not stick any of them away. We were making wrong decisions in particular situations, especially in and around their box. We were taking touches when we didn’t really need to.’

Burnett adds that at this level you can’t do that because you will be punished, and despite the position Torquay are in, he feels with the quality they have it’s a false position in the league.

The gaffer knows he can’t be too disappointed though because we sit in 10th place in the league and are relatively comfortable there, and the club has come a long way in a short time so there is a lot to be positive about and build on as we enter the second half of the season and Burnett knows that if we can keep creating chances like that, the goals will go in and we are more than capable of shaking this defeat off.

First team coach Darren Currie also gave his reaction to the game, explained that he felt we did ok in the first half and tested their keep a few times, but the frustrating thing for him was it looked like one of those halves of football where it was only going to be a matter of time before we scored, and unfortunately the goal didn’t come.

It’s a case of lessons to be learnt though because he knows our home form has been good but Torquay came here and let us play in front of their midfield and kept it tight at the back with good numbers, and teams are tending to do that now when they visit us so we have to come up with a tactic to combat that, when teams sit back more as when we have that kind of possession we are prone to losing it by trying to overpass the ball where maybe being a little more direct would be more beneficial.