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Ilford boss Fenn delighted with Takeley victory

PUBLISHED: 11:00 10 October 2017

Allan Fenn issues instructions (pic George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

Allan Fenn issues instructions (pic George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

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Ilford manager Allan Fenn was delighted with his side’s 2-0 victory against high-flying Takeley.

Ilford's James Peagram (pic George Phillipou/TGS Photo)qIlford's James Peagram (pic George Phillipou/TGS Photo)q

The Foxes James Peagram and Paul Oshin both netted in the first-half to seal the three points and the club’s third straight win.

Fenn’s men moved up to ninth place in the Essex Senior League and made it two losses in a row for Marc Das’ side after starting the season unbeaten in seven matches.

“I’m delighted with the performance and the result,” Fenn said.

“We would have liked to have a few more goals from a selfish perspective, but the boys were fantastic the first-half in particular.

“We took the game away from them and we could have had three or four early on, we hit the woodwork twice and we played really well.

“Second-half we got a little bit complacent, not too complacent but maybe just took the foot off the gas and tried to hit them on the break a little bit more, but it was a comfortable win in the end.”

The boss heaped praise on his in-form striker Peagram who continues to find the net for the Foxes.

“He’s prolific the boy, he’s a fantastic lad and a real good team player.

“He really cares and he is putting in great performances for us at the moment, he’s been fantastic for us and as a striker he likes to base his game on goals and he’s the league’s top scorer so that proves his form and long may that continue.”

The winning streak comes off the back of a bad run where Ilford suffered three defeats in a row and Fenn is confident that is all behind them now.

“We spoke about it on Saturday having our blip and we certainly had that a couple of weeks ago, losing three on the spin, but we didn’t lose sight of what a good team we are because I knew the players and characters that were out at the time.

“I knew how much that hurt us and having a re jiggle done us good as we’re looking a lot more solid and confidence is there for everyone to see now.

“We’ve got momentum and looking forward to all the games coming up now.”

Ilford will now face rivals Barkingside at Cricklefield Stadium on Saturday.


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