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Ilford boss Allan Fenn wants his side to continue unbeaten run in memory of life-long fan

PUBLISHED: 17:00 27 October 2017

Ilford's Glody Nsamu fighting off Redbridge's Thomas Gogo (Pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

Ilford's Glody Nsamu fighting off Redbridge's Thomas Gogo (Pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

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Ilford boss Allan Fenn wants to continue unbeaten month in memory of life-long supporter Alan Grey against Wadham Lodge.

The Foxes travel away to Wadham Lodge Stadium tomorrow (Friday, 7.45pm kick-off) as they look to go seven games undefeated against the Essex Senior League strugglers.

Fenn’s men will also host Wadham Lodge at Cricklefield Stadium in the second round of the Errington Challenge Cup on Wednesday evening.

“When our life-long Ilford supporter Alan Grey died at the end of September I sort of made a vow that we would try to go through the whole month of October undefeated in memory of Alan,” he said.

“All of a sudden we’re not that far off, so Friday night we’ve got a lot of motivation for.

“One we want the three points, two because it gives us a chance to play under the Friday night lights and three we can get the close and put the pressure of those above us.

“We’ve got a lot of ground to make up, we haven’t done anything yet, we’ve got a lot to do and we’re looking for three points.”

The former Haringey Borough manager praised their opponents for their determination and is looking forward to coming up against them.

“Wadham Lodge are a good club and I like Wadham, so I’m looking forward to it.

“Two games in five days against them should be very enjoyable, very competitive and hopefully we’ll come away with two wins in the ideal scenario.

“They’ve gone through a difficult spell to say the least, they’re onto their four managers now and I just wish them well and hope they get some stability.”

Ilford picked up midfielder Glody Nsamu and coach Kevin Lucas from Wadham Lodge earlier this season and former player Sherwin Stanley recently left to join their opponents.

“I don’t know much their squad, but they are a good club and obviously they’re making changes because things aren’t right and they’re trying to get the right people in there.

“I can only admire people’s guts to make a changes like that

“It hasn’t helped them on the pitch and we look to take full advantage of that.

“Sherwin is a good forward there is no doubt about that.

He came to us when he finished cricket and he wasn’t in the best of shape physically for football, but he’s a recognised goal scorer and we’ll have to be on our metal to defend against him.”


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