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League Two

Still proud of dogged Daggers

7 October 2012

Dagenham boss John Still saluted his battling side as they survived a spirited comeback from Bradford to take the points following with an enthralling 4-3 win.

The hosts led 3-0 only to see their lead cut to 3-2 before holding on to clinch victory after a thrilling finish. And with victory, Still's on-song side stretched their unbeaten league run to four matches.

"I'm really proud of the players because we were under pressure at the end," Still said. "Bradford made it hard for us, but we shouldn't have let them back into the game at 3-0 ahead.

"But we've got the points which is the main thing and we've extended our unbeaten run at the same time. That's nice.

"I'd have been disappointed if they'd have got a point because I thought we were good value for all three. We scored some lovely goals and at 3-0 we should have put the game to bed, but we didn't and it nearly cost us."

Bradford boss Phil Parkinson was left frustrated after his side slipped to their fourth defeat of the season.

"I thought we deserved a point for the way we came back, we showed a lot of character and could have easily got something from the game," he said.

"But we left ourselves with too much to do. We should have never gone three goals behind, we conceded some bad goals.

"We've had a good start to the season but we should be performing better against a side like Dagenham. No disrespect, but we weren't at the races in the first half.

"We knew it was going to be a tough game, but I'm disappointed we've not got anything from the match."

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