Football - Future bright for Daggers - Burnett

Dagenham boss Wayne Burnett said he is "excited" about the potential of his team after they picked up a dramatic point in a 2-2 draw at in-form Morecambe.

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A goal from Rhys Murphy deep into stoppage time gave the improving Daggers a share of the spoils as they dashed Morecambe's hopes of a fifth successive league win.

Burnett said: "I think these are exciting times and we are all really positive about what is happening here.

"We are a work in progress and it will take a while, but we are getting there and today was another positive step. Morecambe is never an easy place to come to and they have won four games in a row, so I am absolutely delighted with the result.

"We are only a young and relatively inexperienced side but they never cease to amaze me. They have a wonderful work ethic and never know when to give up and today showed just how hard they work.

"They have a great spirit and determination and battled all the way to the death and got a goal which I think we deserved overall.

"There are a few areas where we need to improve on and we were all disappointed to concede both our goals from set-pieces, but overall it was a good solid display against a decent side."

Abu Ogogo gave the Daggers the lead in the first half before Morecambe hit back with two goals in the second period from Padraig Amond and Mark Hughes.

Amond levelled when he nipped in front of his marker to flick a Ryan Williams free-kick past the excellent Chris Lewington.

Shrimps skipper Hughes then put the home side ahead when he lashed home the loose ball after the Dagenham defence had failed to deal with another dangerous Williams corner.

Dagenham pushed bodies forward in search of an equaliser and Murphy was denied by a stunning save by Barry Roche on 88 minutes but the former Arsenal youngster maintained his recent run of good form with a fine near-post finish from Zavon Hines' late low cross.

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