Date: 2nd October 2013 at 7:23pm
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Striker Afolabi Obafemi has spoken following the game against Bury, and of course his debut Football League goal.

Dagenham obviously won the game two one against Bury, and Obafemi opened the scoring just before the half time break to set us on our way.

Speaking to the Official Site following his strike, he explained.

‘I’m delighted to have scored, I’ve been close before and I was delighted with my first goal and I just hope it’s the first of many.’

Obafemi says that there’s good competition at the Daggers now and it’s pushing everybody to improve on the training pitch and give their all during 90 minutes, because they all know if they don’t perform, they won’t be in the squad for the next match so his focus is on continuing to improve, impress and even if he can’t find the net, to make sure he does a job for the team.

As for the penalty and the hand ball incident, Obafemi admits he found it difficult to focus again and keep his head in the game after the decision as he felt it was a hugely harsh decision really, but he appreciates we could’ve done much better in the lead up to the incident, so the team can improve there and obviously that’s a bit of a mental lesson for him to learn, that you have to shake things off quickly and get back to the game plan regardless of what goes against you.

Competition has got a little easier for Obafemi now, as the club have mutually terminated the contract of fellow striker Jake Reed.

The 22 year old joined from Great Yarmouth back in the summer of 2011 after impressing former manager John Still, but sadly he hasn’t been able to recreate his form since joining us.

During his time with us he has only found the net on one occasion, and his start to life at Dagenham was disrupted by a spate of injuries and illness which clearly hampered his progress.

With Jake down the pecking order in Wayne Burnett’s plans, it’s been decided to let him move on so he can kick start his career again.