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Cambridge United manager Richard Money bemoans defensive mistakes

28 January 2015

Richard Money was disappointed to see his Cambridge United side let a lead slip as they drew 1-1 at home with struggling Dagenham & Redbridge.

Only four days after holding Premier League giants Manchester United to a famous goalless draw in the FA Cup, the U's struggled to maintain their intensity after taking a first-half lead through Cameron McGeehan. Ashley Hemmings nodded an equaliser to lift the Daggers out of the bottom two on goal difference.

"It was always going to be a tough ask but you have to come through it and it's a game we've got to win 1-0," explained Money afterwards. "Then no-one remembers the performance, it's three points and on you go.

"Having said that we haven't lost and who knows how important that point will be come the end of the season, whether we're trying to stay in a stable position or whether we're chasing.

"I can't explain the mental side of it, coming down from that occasion on Friday night (in the FA Cup) and then getting up again. Even for top players it's difficult, so for players at our level it's even more difficult.

"I thought the performance was pretty much what I expected but once we got our noses in front you have to make sure you see it out. We made too many mistakes in the defensive third to deserve the clean sheet.

"We just needed a second goal to give us a bit of a cushion but we couldn't get it. They've worked hard and were probably worth a point."

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