McMahon: Dagenham & Redbridge fully deserved Wealdstone win

Dagenham & Redbridge boss Daryl McMahon was ‘delighted’ to see his side beat Wealdstone to claim a first win in five National League outings on Saturday.

Harry Phipps headed injury-hit Daggers into an early lead at Victoria Road, with Junior Morias doubling the advantage before the break.

Josh Walker slotted a third soon after the restart and Morias netted again from the penalty spot, before Stones grabbed a consolation in injury time through Sam Habergham.

And McMahon told the club website: “I’m delighted with the performance, it was a really strong performance and very controlled. I thought we played some good stuff. 

“We probably could have scored more really as well to be honest. I thought we were a little bit wasteful towards the end but overall, I am really happy with the performance.”

Phipps headed home from a Tyreke Johnson cross after just six minutes to give the hosts an early boost, while Morias took his tally for the season to eight with his brace.

And McMahon praised both in a good team display, adding: “I’m delighted for Phippsy, the way he’s been out injured for as long as he has been.

“He’s come in and been absolutely awesome for us for the last few weeks, and I am delighted for him to get a goal.

“Junior was awesome, but there could have been so many other players to get man of the match.

“I thought Mo Sagaf again was absolutely outstanding so it could have been a lot of people.”

Loan signings Johnson and Sam Smart earned further accolades from the boss, whose only disappointment was to see his side lose their clean sheet late on.

“They both did very well again, worked hard, put some great crosses into the box,” he added.

“They worked hard both ways attacking and defensively, they’re still not quite up to match speed yet but I think this week’s been good for them to both have more or less an hour each on Tuesday [in 1-1 draw with Boreham Wood] and today.

“It’s disappointing to concede the goal because we shouldn’t have conceded in the first place.

“No disrespect to Wealdstone, but I don’t think they deserved the goal from the way we defended the whole game. We switched off and made one error which cost us the clean sheet.”

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