Ilford look to cause an upset against Great Wakering Rovers

PUBLISHED: 14:00 21 February 2018

Ilford joint-managers Billy Cove and Allan Fenn (pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

Ilford joint-managers Billy Cove and Allan Fenn (pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

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Ilford will be looking to cause an upset this evening as they welcome second-place Great Wakering Rovers to Cricklefield Stadium.

The Foxes will be looking to build on their 1-1 draw with Sawbridgeworth Town on the weekend against the Rovers but joint-manager Billy Cove is expecting a tricky task.

“I am expecting a very hard game,” he said.

“They’re the team to beat at the moment and we will face a very in form and confident side.”

Cove feels his men can go into the match without any pressure on them and is hoping they can cause a stir amongst the title race.

“We’d love to cause an upset, it’ll be nice going into the game without any pressure on our shoulders, as everyone is expecting them to roll us over.”

The former Maidenhead United striker also revealed he’s a big fan of the way Wakering run as a club.

“Having a budget makes building a squad a lot easier, but I’m a great admirer of them as a whole.

“They go about their business with minimum fuss, and are in a great position in the league.”

He also expects the Southend-based club to be right in the hunt until the end of the campaign but doesn’t know who will take the honours in the Essex Senior League.

“It’s hard to choose two out of the top four as it’s so tight, and anyone can beat anyone on their day in this league, but I think they’ll be up there.”

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