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Sam: “A rollercoaster of emotions”

8 March 2014

Striker looks back at Dagenham draw

Following the 2-2 draw at St James Park against Dagenham & Redbridge, striker Sam Parkin saiod that it had felt rather turbulent owing to the way in which the game panned out.

Tom Nichols’ first-half goal was cancelled out after the hour-mark by Luke Norris, and City’s afternoon appearing to be imploding when Brian Saah won the softest of penalties to allow Medy Elito to get the Daggers in front for the first time.

But City weren’t to be denied and it was Eliot Richards that was on hand deep into stoppage time to force a huge equaliser for the Grecians.

For Parkin, it was good to get a first full 90 minutes under his belt since Southend visited the Park in November, and it was also good to get a crucial and deserved point.

“It was obviously nice for me to be back out there, but it was disappointing to let a lead slip in the second half,” said Parkin.  “And then it was a rollercoaster of emotions to get the point at the end.

“It was relief more than anything to get something out of the game, because we would have been very disappointed if we hadn’t taken anything today.

“The first half was a lot more like our home form early on in the season.  We had a togetherness today, a real energy, and I think we had the bit between our teeth.

“It was really bitterly disappointing to go behind in the game, but we managed to get another point – a late point – and it could prove to be important at the end of the year.”

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