Fenn: Performance wasn’t great

PUBLISHED: 12:45 16 March 2015 | UPDATED: 13:24 16 March 2015

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

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

Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO, 27 Plaiters Way, Braintree, Essex

Foxes steal late Bari win

Ilford manager Allan Fenn was delighted his side were able to beat London Bari 1-0 despite not playing to their full potential.

The win means the Foxes have won five of their last seven matches which has helped the team creep into the top half of the table.

Saturday’s triumph against Bari was their third in a row and Fenn was content with the three points regardless of the performance.

“What’s pleasing is when we haven’t played well before, we’ve been beaten. Now we’re solid,” said Fenn.

“We’re on a decent run of form at the minute without setting the world alight. We’re moving towards our target.

“It seems to have coincided with having more of a settled side. The weather’s caused havoc but together on a regular basis now. It’s pleasing to see.”

With the sides still level Ilford’s Chris Stevens missed a penalty for the Cricklefields club with 15 minutes to go.

But Stevens’ blushes were spared when Harry Watkins smashed home a half volley from 30 yards in the dying minutes to snatch the win.

“I thought it was going to be one of those days. It was all us but our final ball wasn’t great and we didn’t test them enough,” added Fenn.

“When Chris missed I thought ‘here we go, they might even nick it’. But Harry’s been a breath of fresh air and scored a brilliant goal.

“He’s been at a few professional clubs but he come to us for the last few eeks of the season to get some senior match time.”

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