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Ilford four-ceful against Sporting Bengal

PUBLISHED: 10:30 12 March 2015

Ilford players huddle ahead of kick-off (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Ilford players huddle ahead of kick-off (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

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Essex Senior League: Ilford 4 Sporting Bengal 0

Three first half goals for Ilford helped the Foxes canter to a 4-0 win over Sporting Bengal.

Chris Stevens opened the scoring for the hosts in the 15th minute with a penalty after Carl Mullings was fouled in the box.

Sam Bubb’s second in as many matches and Luke McLeavy’s first goal for the club extended the Cricklefields side’s lead before the break.

Mullings sealed the win over the Mile End club with a second half strike but Fenn believes there is still more to come from Ilford.

“I can always see room for improvement. Of course I’m happy but it’s a result people expected us to get,” said Fenn.

“We’ve fallen down in the past when we’ve been expected to win so I’m pleased it was a professional performance.

“We started off with a good attitude and a good appetite. We tried to get the ball down and play.”

Having raced into such a lead against the bottom side the Ilford manager was surprised they did not win by more.

Fenn believes early substitutions in the second half may have taken some impetus away from the Foxes.

“At 4-0, I made some changes as I wanted to rest players for our next match. It took a bit of momentum out of the game,” added Fenn.

“We kept pressing and kept having a go so it was a good 90 minutes from the boys. It’s good to see us getting in a good habit of good performances.”

“We should have scored more but I’m very happy. We’re getting into good positions now making good runs. The final ball could be better.”


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