Barkingside boss set to appoint new assistant
PUBLISHED: 12:00 27 November 2010
Tony Fenn on the hunt for new number two
BARKINGSIDE boss Tony Fenn is disappointed after losing assistant manager Carl Griffiths, but is now focused on finding a replacement.
The Welshman left Oakside to take up the vacant managerial role at Ryman Premier League side Aveley last week and Fenn believes he is a major loss.
“It is obviously disappointing to lose someone of his quality, but he always wanted to get back into management and I am sure he’ll do a good job,” he said.
“But things move on and I am already searching for a replacement and hopefully I’ll have someone in soon.”
Despite losing Griffiths off the field, it certainly hasn’t affected the team on it, as Barkingside have won two games in a row.
A 3-0 Essex Senior League victory over London APSA at the weekend, followed by Tuesday night’s 2-1 win over Bethnal Green United in the Gordon Brasted Trophy quarter-final, have put the Oakside boss in confident mood ahead of Saturday’s league game at home to second-placed Enfield 1893.
“We have performed well in the last two games and to come away with two wins is good,” said Fenn.
“But this weekend is a true test of how far we have come. People are now starting to take note of us, especially after the Bethnal Green victory, and hopefully we can continue on Saturday.”
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