Daggers Kevin Lokko praised his side’s effort in Leyton Orient defeat

PUBLISHED: 16:00 18 October 2017

Daggers Kevin Lokko and Leyton Orient's Macauley Bonne in an aerial battle (Pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Daggers Kevin Lokko and Leyton Orient's Macauley Bonne in an aerial battle (Pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

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Dagenham & Redbridge defender Kevin Lokko praises his side’s second-half performance in their 1-0 defeat to rivals Leyton Orient.

The Daggers crashed out of the FA Cup after a Macauley Bonne goal in the first-half was enough to seal the O’s progress into the first round.

The two sides had to battle it out in a replay at Brisbane Road after a 0-0 stalemate at Victoria Road on Saturday.

“The gaffer was just saying and I thought the first-half was terrible, we didn’t pass forward enough, didn’t move the ball quick enough and we didn’t even look like scoring in the first-half.

“Second-half was so much better, if we played the way we did in the second-half in the first-half we would have won the game.

“We can’t keep relying on the second-half and a half-time battering to raise our levels up.

“We didn’t work hard enough in the first-half and we didn’t move it quick enough and that was our downfall.”

The centre-back who is on loan from League Two outfit Stevenage admits the change at half-time and the switch back to a 4-4-2 formation worked well.

“We had to change it as we weren’t getting any joy going forward, so it needed to change and when Faye came on it improved a bit and had a bit more width going forward and we moved the ball quicker.

“We ended the game really strong, we had so many chances and in a couple months time we’ll be talking about three or four goals up, but at the moment it’s not going for us and that will change.”

The former Maidstone United player also admitted how special it is to play in the FA Cup despite their run coming to an end.

“The FA Cup is great to play in, you can play some great teams and play at some really nice places.

“It’s good for the club in general as it’s a bit of exposure, but it’s not our year this year and we just have to look forward to the league and Saturday.”


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