Lack of discipline cost Ilford says joint-boss Cove

PUBLISHED: 13:00 05 December 2017

Ilford's newly-appointed joint-manager Billy Cove (front) with manager Allan Fenn (Pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

Ilford's newly-appointed joint-manager Billy Cove (front) with manager Allan Fenn (Pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

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Ilford joint-manager Billy Cove believes a lack of discipline cost his men from taking three points against mid-table Burnham Ramblers.

The Foxes had to settle for a point against the Ramblers as they drew 1-1 at Cricklefield Stadium.

Karl Swanborough put the visitors ahead, his fifth in three games, in the sixth minute, however the hosts levelled five minutes before half time through prolific striker James Peagram.

Ramblers Scott Plom was sent off late on after Ilford had a man sent off earlier on in the second-half but neither side could find a winner in the match.

“There was a little lack of discipline defensively for their goal, and with the sending off, but take nothing away from Burnham, they have come on leaps and bounds this season, and were well worth their point.

“I think that we could’ve been a bit tighter for their goal, our defenders were caught on the wrong side of the player, but he finished it well from the edge of the box.

“Considering Burnham have won three out of their last four games, I am not that disappointed with a point, although three would’ve been a welcome bonus.

“We said before the game that their league position is false, as they are a very good little side, and they have proved that in the last month.”

The joint-boss believes they were misfortunate to be forced to bring off Peagram at half-time due to illness.

“We were forced to take one of our forwards off at half time, as he was feeling a bit under the weather, and the boy we put on in his place, was sent off after 20 minutes, so we were up against it for a bit.”

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