Culverhouse: Penalty miss cost Daggers in mad minute

09:30 21 February 2016

Dagenham & Redbridge assistant Ian Culverhouse (centre) alongside manager John Still (left) and coach Darren Currie (right) (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Dagenham & Redbridge assistant Ian Culverhouse (centre) alongside manager John Still (left) and coach Darren Currie (right) (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

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Dagenham & Redbridge assistant gutted after Mansfield loss

Ian Culverhouse believes Dagenham & Redbridge were unfortunate not to take anything from their 3-2 loss at Mansfield Town after conceding another lead.

Daggers took the lead three minutes before half time at Field Mill when Oliver Hawkins tapped in unmarked at the back post for his first goal for the club.

Liam O’Brien had been in inspired form throughout following his recall to the starting XI, but was finally beaten by the hosts’ Matty Blair via the post in the 53rd minute.

When the sides met previously in October, Adi Yussuf scored the winner for the Stags and he inflicted more pain on the east Londoners with a 67th-minute strike.

Daggers, though, were offered a lifeline when Krystian Pearce was dismissed for hauling down Jamie Cureton in the box seven minutes from time.

The evergreen striker took the resulting spot kick, but put it high and wide with his misery further compounded by Matt Green scoring for Mansfield a minute later.

Cureton did get his name on the scoresheet in the 86th minute and Ashley Chambers fluffed a late header, but it was too little, too late for the visitors.

And assistant manager Culverhouse believes the 60 seconds between the missed penalty and Mansfield’s goal proved the game’s crucial moment.

“For them for to go up the other end, it was a double blow with Jamie missing the penalty,” said Culverhouse.

“I thought the lads were outstanding at the end, we came back into the game again.

“Jamie gets a goal, Ashley has a chance in the six-yard box, they’re down to 10 men and we threw everything at them, but that’s the way it goes at the moment.”

The result means Daggers lost ground to Yeovil Town, who drew with Portsmouth, but remain six points adrift of safety after York City lost at Cambridge United.

Yeovil and York are, by quirk of fate, the next two visitors to Victoria Road on consecutive Saturdays.

And Culverhouse knows those games present Daggers with the perfect chance to go on a run and preserve their Football League status.

“It’s getting to a situation now where we have to win games,” he added.

“If we perform like we did at Mansfield and everyone stays together as a team, we’ll turn it around. It’s a case of everyone staying together and believing.”

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