Barkingside boss believes there is still more to come

DESPITE PICKING up four points from two tough Essex Senior League games, Tony Fenn believes there is still more to come from Barkingside.

The Oakside boss was pleased with the efforts of his team in a 2-1 win over Southend Manor on Saturday, before picking up a 1-1 draw at home to league champions Stansted.

“I’m more than happy with two performances, but the most pleasing aspect is that we have come from behind on both occasions,” said Fenn.

“We even came from behind against Eton Manor, so it shows there is a bit of resilience and courage.

“We continue to do it the hard way though and the first halves have not been great, but the seconds have been great.


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“But I still feel we have not hit 100 per cent yet and I certainly think there is more to come from Barkingside. Stansted were there for the taking on Monday night, but we would have taken a point before the game, so I am not too disappointed.

“Southend Manor was a good result, they had just lost on the Tuesday before and you never know how sides will react, but again we performed well.”

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With plenty of fixtures to catch up on, Fenn has added Shane Drew from Bethnal Green United to his squad.

The right-sided midfielder will boost the Barkingside boss’ options, in a position where he was short of cover.

And he’ll go straight into the side to face Burnham Ramblers on Saturday before a home game against Mauritius Sports on Monday night.

“Burnham blow hot and cold, but if we are on top form we should be looking for a win,” Fenn added.

“The same can be said for Mauritius, but having not seen them much you can only go on past results.

“But we now have competition for places and that can only be a good thing with the amount of games we have left to play.”

? MEANWHILE, for the Mauritius Sports game on Monday night, Valentines Day, all females will be allowed in at Oakside free of charge.

And as a special offer the first five men dressed in drag will also have free entry.

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