|Game 1: Stockport County 1 Dagenham & Redbridge 0
Well, it was a pretty admirable effort and a good day out to see our first ever league game. It’s always a real shame to concede so late in any game but, in truth, Stockport deserved their win – their passing was superior and they kept searching for the winner (and a cracking one it was too).
Good to go to a ‘new’ ground and very pleasant it was to bask in the Stockport sun. If I had any concerns about our survival and competitiveness at this level it would only be if Stockport turned out to be one of the middling or weaker Division 2 sides and I don’t think they are/will be (in fact they hadn’t conceded a goal for well over 4 hours).
We may have to play every game like this one, though – as if it were a one off make or break cup tie/championship decider, nothing less will suffice. Slight worry about where all our goals might come from (today
Paul Benson, right, was off the pace) and also that we could quite easily finish our first week as a league club having lost 3 games but we’ll see.
Interested to see the players travelling to a match on the train again after the York experience last year!