Ilford boss Cove believes draw against Sawbridgeworth Town was a fair result

PUBLISHED: 14:00 20 February 2018

Ilford striker Tony Cookey in action (Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Ilford striker Tony Cookey in action (Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

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Ilford joint-boss Billy Cove believes a draw was a fair result against mid-table Sawbridgeworth Town on the weekend.

Aaron Thomas netted for the hosts early on but his goal was cancelled out as Tony Cookey equalised five minutes before the break at Crofters.

Both teams had chances to score more however the game ended with both teams sharing the spoils.

“We started off very slow, and like the last time we played them, fell behind to a very weak goal in the first 15 minutes,” Cove said.

“We needed people to step up after that and I thought Isaac Nkosi was absolutely immense in midfield and he drove us forward really well.

“Both sides could’ve snatched the three points, so I think a draw was probably a fair reflection of the game.”

Cove also praised goal scorer Cookey but admits he still wants more from the striker and the rest of their attackers.

“Cookey has done well lately with his goals, but I still want more out of him, and all of our forwards have to give us better movement and take some pressure off the midfield,” he said.

“I learnt off some of the best players and mangers in non league football, so I’m trying to pass that knowledge down to them each week.

“They are all willing to listen and take the advice on board, so that’s a positive.

“Our goal came from a similar move to what we worked on in the pre match warm up, so that was really pleasing.”


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