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League Two

Hackett happy with Daggers win

11 August 2013

Dagenham coach Warren Hackett was delighted following his side's 2-0 victory over York as they recorded a first home win since former manager John Still left the club.

Rhys Murphy's second league goal of the season and a first of the campaign for Brian Woodall sealed the first three points of the season for Dagenham in the Sky Bet League Two clash.

Youngster Murphy kept his composure in the 36th minute, racing on to a Woodall through-ball to beat the offside trap before rounding stranded York goalkeeper Michael Ingham to tap home right footed from a narrow angle.

Woodall himself sealed the Minstermen's fate 11 minutes from time. Neatly controlling a long cross-field pass from Femi Ilesanmi on his chest, the striker poked the ball beyond Ingham to seal all three points for Wayne Burnett's side.

"It was a fantastic win," Hackett said. "We're really pleased to put three points on the board with our first home game. Obviously last season we were unfortunate not to get the win, but this one was for the fans.

"I think any team can beat any team at this level. We showed a lot of promise against Brentford on Tuesday night, and we weren't surprised that we won 2-0 because we know we've got that in our locker."

York striker Richard Cresswell was unlucky to twice see first-half headers cleared off the line by Daggers defender Brian Saah following good work from Lanre Oyebanjo, and the visitors started the second half brightly with Michael Coulson seeing a long-range effort deflected just wide of the far post.

Despite the result, manager Nigel Worthington was pleased with the Minstermen's performance.

"We competed well and I thought we played some good football, particularly in the first half, and I thought we were on top for quite a bit of the game," he said.

"As the game went on, there were a few changes and everything dropped a little bit and they've got the second one to see the game off. Overall, though, there was a lot of good play in the game but we just need to keep the ball in the box a bit more than what we're doing at the moment."

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