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Fenn’s appointment is set to Auger well

PUBLISHED: 12:23 03 December 2010

Tony Fenn

Tony Fenn

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Barkingside bring in new assistant boss

TONY FENN has tied up a deal for Chris Auger to fill the vacant assistant managerial role at Oakside.

He joins after spells with Romford reserves and Southend Manor and Fenn is confident Auger will be able to make an impact after Carl Griffiths left to take up the manager’s job at Ryman Premier side Aveley.

Auger will not be the only new arrival to join Fenn’s backroom staff with Rob Pitt also joining the club as coach. “I have been searching for a replacement ever since we knew of Carl’s departure,” said Fenn.

“Hopefully they’ll be able to come in and begin to make a difference, it’s a welcome boost.”

Their Oakside ground was the only one to see action last weekend as all the other Essex Senior League games fell foul of the weather, but it won’t live long in the memory, a 5-2 loss at home to Enfield 1893.

But Fenn remains confident ahead of their clash with rivals Barking on Monday, keen for his side to put Saturday’s result out of their minds. “Hopefully they’ll be able to get the game on with the way the weather is at the moment, but it’ll be a big game for both sides,” said Fenn.

“Barking have blown hot and cold recently, with a mixed set of results, but hopefully it’ll be an entertaining game. There are quite a few familiar faces at Barking, so they’ll be plenty of excitement.

“We will have to keep a look out for Ben Jones as he has started to fire in a few goals. With no game on Saturday we will use that as another training session to get the lads ready.”

There are just two points separating the sides, but Fenn sees his team challenging towards the top come the end of the season. “There are still a lot of games left and I just hope it doesn’t come down to playing three games a week,” he said.

“There is a long way to go and hopefully we will be up their challenging at the top, or at least affecting how things fare at the top. But it becomes a lottery when you have a fixture pile up, which we will more than likely have. It’ll stretch every squad to the limit.”


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