On hearing the teams I was once again quite optimistic, a number of players coming in that were hungry to play, but I was slightly worried that without Green we may struggle, but how wrong I was ! The referee blew for the game to start and if I'm honest, Brentford had most of the ball in the first ten minutes, but like most teams, including ourselves, not making much of it. Then came a torrid five minutes for Femi, losing/missing the ball and hitting numerous misplaced passes, whilst I think he's come in and done a good job, McCrory should have the left back reigns handed to him in my opinion. He is much more experienced and has gone through a learning curve in the last few months, but don't get me wrong, Femi has done a overall good job there in the last 4 months. Then on 19 minutes came the first goal, a good move had just been snuffed out down the left and the ball came back to Femi, who put a decent low cross in, which Royce parried. As it hit his fingertips, there was Jon Nurse on hand to slot it into a basically empty net, as well as giving us the lead, this broke a very unhealthy record. This goal was the first time since we played Leyton Orient in September that we scored at the Marcus James Stand end, as the 1600 Daggers cheered we all sensed a sigh of relief.
One player that I feel deserves a special mention other than Nurse who was outstanding tonight, Damien Scannell.
He hasn't had the easiest of times here, but he played some great football tonight, always getting there to make the play and doing some terrific tackling and passing. If he keeps up performances like this, who says he can't challenge Danny Green ?
All in all, a great performance and a return to winning ways at Victoria Road.
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