Search

Ilford striker Adelani says Stanway are an unknown

PUBLISHED: 15:00 13 November 2018

Yemi Adelani of Ilford (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Yemi Adelani of Ilford (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

©TGS Photo tgsphoto.co.uk +44 1376 553468

Ilford striker Yemi Adelani says Stanway Rovers will be an unknown ahead of their mid-week clash.

The Foxes travel to the Hawthorns tomorrow evening (Wednesday, 7.45pm) as they return to Essex Senior League action after a weekend off.

Rovers recently changed management team with former Aveley boss Terry Spillane taking over the reigns.

Since his arrival they’ve drawn 1-1 with Woodford Town and progressed into the next round of the Gordon Brastead Memorial Trophy with a 3-1 victory against Redbridge.

But Adelani feels it’s a must-win for the Foxes as they are above their opponents in the league table.

“It’s an unknown but it’s a must-win game for us,” he said.

“It’s a team where we don’t know too much about them, but they probably don’t know too much about us either.

“We just have to have the mindset and go there to get three points so we can start climbing up the table as quickly as possible.”

The club’s top goal scorer admits the weekend off has refreshed the squad and they are now raring to get going again.

“The weekend away was just a good chance to refresh for all of the players and try to regroup ahead of the next game.”

Adelani also praised the new-look Ilford side’s start to the campaign after majority of the squad joined in the summer alongside manager Martin Haywood from Waltham Abbey Reserves.

“We just all came from the reserve league with Waltham Abbey and we’ve come into this league.

“It’s very tough, physical and teams are unpredictable, it’s a different style of play but with a manager like Martin Haywood he has just really installed it in us that we can battle every game.

“Win, lose or draw we try take the positives from every game.”

Latest Ilford Stories

51 minutes ago

The latest boxing news from Redbridge

The 48-year-old discussed how he will view the non-league competition this season

10:00

Highams outfit beat Wanstead 26-7 at home last weekend

09:00

Rob Cross believes coming back to Alexandra Palace, Wood Green to begin the defence of his William Hill PDC World Darts Championship title tonight (Thursday), will bring the best out of himself.

The latest five-year strategy for ending rough sleeping in the borough has been unveiled.

Wanstead Parish has thrown its support behind a pioneering pop-up hostel which aims to rebuild the lives of the borough’s rough sleepers.

07:00

A market trader didn’t torch a £260,000 Ferrari because he had a broken ankle ‘after falling off his van replacing an aerial’, a court has heard.

Yesterday, 17:00

A former rough sleeper who rushed to the aid of a teenager injured in an ‘acid attack’ in Stratford died in his Ilford flat less than a year later.

PROMOTED CONTENT

The Exchange in Ilford has added a state-of-the-art, Savannah-themed play area, with hand painted animal sculptures, to its brand new family zone, designed by American creative agency Playtime

Are you an unpaid carer aged 25 or over? Are you interested in working towards getting into or back into work? Do you need practical help and support to get ready for this big step? If your answer is yes to at least two of these questions read on.

Struggling to find a buyer for your home in a slower market? We speak to Ilford property expert Nina Kaura from Portico about the Crossrail effect and why getting things right first time will get you the best price for your property.

Newsletter Sign Up

Ilford Recorder twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read sport

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists

Education Promo

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Ilford Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now