Barkingside FC boss Tony Fenn looking to develop killer instinct

PUBLISHED: 14:20 05 November 2010

Barkingside FC Manager Tony Fenn

Barkingside FC Manager Tony Fenn


Barkingside need to improve in attack to get anything from Saturday’s game against Southend Manor

BOSS Tony Fenn believes his Barkingside team needs to start killing teams off if they are to get anything from their season.

On numerous occasions Side have let the opposition back into games when they could have been home and dry and it is an area he continues to look at.

“We seem to be lacking a cutting edge up front and it has cost us dear,” said Fenn.

“When we open up a two-goal cushion we seem to, without fail, let the opposition back into the game. Just look at the Clapton game.

“I have signed a few strikers recently in the hope of changing this and I’ll keep looking if need be.”

The Oakside outfit picked up two draws in the last week, 2-2 against Eton Manor at the weekend in the league, and 3-3 against Clapton in the League Cup.

They conceded a last-minute goal against Manor, before scoring one against Clapton courtesy of assistant manager Carl Griffiths.

“A draw was a fair result on Saturday in the end,” he said. “But yet again we were 2-0 up and cruising, but failed to put the game to bed.

“Clapton played well against us, but we keep on conceding sloppy goals and that is another area we need to improve.”

Fenn now has set his sights on three points this weekend when they make the trip to Southend Manor.

The Southchurch Park outfit sit above Barkingside in fifth spot in the Essex Senior League and beat Witham Town 5-4 on Saturday.

“Manor are always a strong side, especially at home and we can expect a tough game,” he said.

“We definitely need the win if we want to continue our rise up the table.

“All the players that were cup-tied for Monday will be back, so we should be back to almost full strength for the game.”

Fenn will then welcome Takeley to Oakside on Monday keen to take advantage of their poor start to the season.

“Takeley don’t look too strong this season and it is against these sides we need to be winning comfortably,” said the ’Side boss.

“The league is what we need to focus on now and it is important we improve.”

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