Fenn’s high hopes for recent recruits

BARKINGSIDE boss Tony Fenn is hoping a few new signings will kick start his team’s stuttering start, writes Colin Munford.

The Oakside outfit have been unable to string together two decent performances all season, shown in their latest 2-0 loss over Bowers & Pitsea last weekend.

With plenty of chances ‘Side’s wayward shooting is costing them dearly and Fenn is hoping to address the issue with Saturday’s Gordon Brasted Memorial Trophy game at Mauritius Sports in mind.

“The amount of chances we have created this season has been good, but we have not been able to put many away,” said Fenn.

“Saturday was another example and even in the game before against Mauritius Sports we should have converted a few more despite winning the game.”

“I am in talks with boosting the striking department as well as my midfield options and hopefully we will have a few new faces by the weekend.”

Barkingside played the Wadham Lodge outfit only last Tuesday, beating Chris Wood’s side 3-1, but the Oakside boss is hoping the team doesn’t go onto the pitch expecting a similar result.

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“We need to go into the game with the right attitude,” said the ‘Side boss.

“They need to forget about the previous win against them and concentrate on this game.

“They’ll be up for revenge and it definitely won’t be a walk in the park.”

Mauritius go into the game seventh in the league and will be buoyed by their progression to the quarter-final stages of the League Cup.

Fenn will be without midfielders Josh Oakley and Nic Binnings for the game after the pair were left hospitalised following a traffic accident on Saturday night.

Oakley has suffered a broken arm, along with cuts and bruises, whilst Binnings has a broken heel and they both face a lengthy spell on the sidelines.

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