Manager Kevin Dillon admitted defeat was a bitter pill to swallow after seeing his Aldershot side squander a two-goal lead as they slumped to a 3-2 loss to Dagenham.

Goals from Kirk Hudson and Scott Donnelly put the Shots in control, only for a brace from Paul Benson and a late Josh Scott winner to inflict a second home defeat of the season on Dillon's men.

Dillon said: "I thought we were in total control of the game and we could easily have gone 3-0 up. But we defended naively and we were punished for that. I have chastised the players in the past but not here - I actually feel sorry for them."

He added: "We have to give credit to Dagenham as it was a great comeback but it should not have happened."

Bury boss Alan Knill was far from disappointed despite seeing his side held to a goalless draw at home to Lancashire neighbours Morecambe.

"It's only a point, but it's another point which keeps us going in the right direction," Knill said. "The game could have gone either way, it was a bit more open in the second half but we didn't lose and that has to be the main thing.

"We just lacked that killer touch in the final third. Our approach play was very good at times but, as is so often the case, that last bit always seems to be the hardest."

Barnet boss Ian Hendon bemoaned his side's defensive display following their 3-0 defeat at Bournemouth.

Veteran Steve Fletcher opened the scoring before Brett Pitman netted twice to take his total for the season to 19 as the Cherries recorded their biggest home win of the season.

Hendon said: "I'm disappointed with the result because the first two goals were mistakes by our defence. I thought 3-0 flattered Bournemouth especially when we gave them two of the goals."

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