Southend United's Cauley Woodrow left suffering mixed emotions after Dagenham & Redbridge defeat (From Echo)
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Southend United's Cauley Woodrow left suffering mixed emotions after Dagenham & Redbridge defeat
CAULEY Woodrow was left suffering mixed emotions following Southend United’s Johnstone’s Paint Trophy defeat to Dagenham & Redbridge.
The on loan Fulham forward netted the first two goals of his senior career against the Daggers.
But Woodrow’s joy was short-lived as the Daggers fought back to triumph 5-2 at Roots Hall on Tuesday night in what the 18-year-old felt was the ‘craziest’ game he has ever played in.
“I was delighted to get my first two goals in senior football but at the same time I’m gutted we didn’t win the game and get through to the next round,” said Woodrow.
“The goals had been a little while coming for me and I missed a couple of chances at Oxford on Saturday so it was nice to put that behind me.
“When we went 2-1 up we needed to protect that lead for a while and then build on it but we instead allowed Dagenham to get back in to the game.
“We’ve got to do better at defending set pieces because that cost us again which is a big disappointment.
“But overall it was probably the craziest game I’ve played in and we should never have allowed them to get four goals in such a short amount of time.”
Blues will now be bidding to bounce back when they head to Burton Albion on Saturday.
And Woodrow hopes his two goals will be enough for him to start against the Brewers.
“We’re all disappointed to be out of the cup but now we’ve got to put this behind us and focus on our next game against Burton,” said the 18-year-old.
“Hopefully the two goals against Dagenham will have helped boost my chances of starting and it’s important we bounce straight back from the defeat and try and make it two wins in a row in the league.”