Barkingside boss set to appoint new assistant

PUBLISHED: 12:00 27 November 2010

Barkingside FC Manager Tony Fenn

Barkingside FC Manager Tony Fenn


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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