Fenn reveals injury troubles

PUBLISHED: 12:00 14 October 2015

Ilford manager Allan Fenn (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo).

Ilford manager Allan Fenn (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo).

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Ilford boss says he could have named unavailable XI after Hullbridge win

Ilford boss Allan Fenn was delighted that his team started quickly against Hullbridge Sports in an Essex Senior League match they won 4-2.

The Foxes could have been ahead inside the first minute and took a one-goal advantage into the break following goals from Elias Armar Taccie and Karolis Atutis.

Ilford moved further ahead in the second half with Atutis grabbing a second and Carl Mullings getting on the scoresheet at Lower Road.

It was a solid display from the Foxes made all the more impressive when Fenn revealed the team have been struggling with injuries in recent weeks.

“We had 12 players out which made bad reading. I asked a few if they could patch themselves up while others were just too injured to play,” said Fenn.

“The players that did make it out onto the field gave it everything and it could have been more than it was.

“We started fast but we knew we had to come out quickly as we thought Hullbridge would be looking to improve from their last game when they also conceded four.

“We should have been up inside the first 30 seconds but their keeper kept them in it in the first half. We kept our discipline after the break, which was good.”

The triumph against Hullbridge ended a run of three league games without a win for Fenn’s side and moved them up to sixth in the table.

And Fenn believes it also reiterated what the team can achieved in the Essex Senior League this year.

He added: “We had a chat after the Clapton match and I told the boys that we are better than being a midtable side. We’re a strong team and we play well.

“It was a great reaction and nice to get three points after what felt like a loss at the weekend.

“A positive is that the boys who came in were great and they’ve definitely put their hands up for a first team spot.”

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