Fenn: Bengal win gives us confidence

PUBLISHED: 15:55 13 March 2015 | UPDATED: 15:55 13 March 2015

Ilford manager Allan Fenn (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Ilford manager Allan Fenn (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

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Foxes host London Bari in Essex Senior League

Ilford boss Allan Fenn insists his side’s win over Sporting Bengal will give them the boost they need to beat London Bari on Saturday.

The Foxes beat Bengal 4-0 on Wednesday night to earn their fourth win in their last six matches.

And Fenn knows his players have the belief to continue their good form in their next match.

“A win like the one over Sporting Bengal can only breed confidence. I’ve now got a group of players who I can rely on,” said Fenn.

“We’re buzzing for the game with Bari. As soon as the final whistle went against Bengal, our full focus was on Saturday.”

When the Cricklefields side last met Bari in the league the sides played out a 2-2 draw at the Old Spotted Dog.

But Fenn believes his side deserved more from the match having dominated play.

“It was a one-sided affair when we last played them. We took the lead twice. Back then our defensive record wasn’t good and we were conceding silly goals,” added Fenn.

“We’ve sorted that out and we’re a lot more resolute now. We’re looking to go into the game expecting and anticipating a good performance.

“We can do that if we’re on our game. If we are bright-eyed and bushy tailed, we’ll win the game.”

Ilford share their home ground with Barkingside and both clubs’ youth teams also make use of the pitch.

Having seen so much football this season, Fenn is worried the playing surface could dictate the style of the match.

“We have a gameplan for Bari and we’ll look to capitalise on our pace and determination in the tackle.

“We’re not in bad form and we’re looking to build on that with more wins.”

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