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Fenn: Ilford didn’t deserve to lose

PUBLISHED: 13:42 28 September 2015 | UPDATED: 13:42 28 September 2015

Action from Ilford v FC Romania (pic: Vishal Thaper)

Action from Ilford v FC Romania (pic: Vishal Thaper)

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Foxes boss gutted after conceding late goal in FC Romania loss

Action from Ilford v FC Romania (pic: Vishal Thaper)Action from Ilford v FC Romania (pic: Vishal Thaper)

Ilford boss Allan Fenn believes the team’s finishing let them down in their 1-0 Essex Senior League defeat at home to FC Romania.

The Foxes had dealt well with the visitors to Cricklefield Stadium in the first half but passed up several opportunities after the break to open the scoring.

Romania took full advantage by scoring in the final minute of injury time to snatch a late victory and leave Fenn deflated at the full time whistle.

“It hurt but I didn’t think we deserved to lose. We knew they would start fast so we had a plan to keep it tight in the first half before opening up in the second,” said Fenn.

“They had one shot after half time and they scored from it, so it is difficult to take but that goal didn’t lose use the game.

“We had three or four good chances to take the lead before they did and we didn’t take them.”

The result consigned the Foxes to their first defeat in four matches, dropping from their lofty position in second to sixth in the process.

But Fenn insists there are still some positives to take from the loss when compared to the same fixture against Romania last season.

“We’re disappointed because we didn’t deserve to lose and that in itslef shows progression,” added Fenn. “When we played them last season, we could have lost by a lot of goals but this time we’re disappointed to lose.

“We’re taking pride in what we are doing at the minute and we are going in the right direction. We just need to be more clinical in front of goal.”


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