Burnett rues Howell red

Howell saw red for pushing Luke George in the 43rd minute before second-half goals from John Marsden and Danny Hattersley handed the Conference Premier outfit a second-round tie at home to Eastleigh.
Daggers boss Burnett said: “We were in control of the game, not in any trouble at all.
“Their keeper made some good saves and then we got a man sent off and it changes the game. I didn’t see it, but he sent him off and we have been let down.
“A cup run would have meant everything to this football club given its financial situation, people know our resources are tight.
“We were looking to progress with a home tie in the second round but we haven’t.
“I can understand fans’ frustration and anger and we have to win football matches to appease them.”
Southport manager Gary Brabin admits Howell’s sending off for Dagenham was the catalyst for his side’s victory.
“Since I have been here we just want to win football matches and we are pleased that we are in the next round,” said Brabin, who was appointed as Southport boss for a second time in October.
“We got our just rewards and that is the most pleasing thing for me. Since I have been at the club the lads have worked really hard and we have shown in patches what a good side we can be.
“It was definitely a different game after the sending off, but you have seen in the past a lot of teams with ten men have sneaked a result. We looked lively and thoroughly deserved the win.”

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