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Still 'no problems' with penalty

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Dagenham boss John Still had no complaints about the last-gasp penalty which saw his side held to a 1-1 draw at Leyton Orient.

Os substitute Paul-Jose Mpoku was hauled down by Femi Ilesanmi, who was red-carded, leaving Scott McGleish to fire the ball home from the spot.

McGleish's 15th goal of the season cancelled out Danny Green's 12th-minute strike and Still said: "It seemed we would get all three points, but it was definitely a penalty, so I've got no complaints."

He added: "We frustrated Orient, and their crowd got on their backs. They tried to play out from the back, but they kept giving the ball to us.

"Our supporters know what they get from our team is everybody giving every ounce of what they've got, and that's what they saw.


 

"As I said, I've no complaints about the penalty or the sending off. It's not always the best rule, but it's the one that's there and that we live by, and if I had been the referee I would have sent him off."

Orient manager Russell Slade admitted the Daggers had frustrated his side, who were unbeaten in 14 matches until Saturday's defeat at Brentford.

"Our goal took a long time coming and it was a frustrating night in many ways because Dagenham took every opportunity of killing the game whenever they possibly could," he said.

"They always try to spoil it, which is the way they play, and I'm not disrespecting that, but obviously their plan was to do anything they could to upset our fluency, and that was their style on the night.

"I thought we played some really good football at times, it was a bit frustrating because we gave them something to hold on to when we conceded after we had started the better side. I thought we thoroughly deserved a point, probably more if I'm honest, but you take a point when you're one down with just a few minutes to go."

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