Gaffer happy with fight back at Dagenham
Manager Micky Mellon was thrilled with the performance as Shrewsbury scored late into injury time to see off Dagenham & Redbridge 2-1 at Victoria Road.
Town made it five back-to-back League 2 victories with the win, although they had to wait until the 96th minute for the eventual winner from experiencd midfielder Liam Lawrence from the penalty spot.
However Micky is trying to keep his and his players feet on the ground despite Shrews fantastic recent form:
He said “We’ve done fantastic up to now sixteen games in.
“However we’re still a very new group and we’re learning new things about ourselves all the time,
“We learned today that this group will dig in and fight to the very end and that’s got us the victory.”
And despite the goal coming so late in the game Micky believed Town had done enough to warrant all three points:
“Losing to goals in the last minute is hard to take but I would have to say at the end of the day we deserved the result
“We totally dominated, some of the passing was fantastic and considering we had a big game on Tuesday and travelled in on Friday the energy levels were fantastic.
“I was thinking was it going to be our day but I know with that group of players that we will keep going to the end
Forward Andy Mangan netted the equaliser for Town before winning the penalty that settled the contest and Micky only had positive words for his forward:
“It was an incredible strike, he is well capable of that, and that it why I worked so hard to get him here
“And I am delighted to have him here at the football club" said Micky