Ilford in seven heaven at Chadfields

PUBLISHED: 11:00 06 April 2016

Ilford manager Allan Fenn (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Ilford manager Allan Fenn (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

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Essex Senior League: Newham 1 Ilford 7

Ilford bounced back following their weekend defeat to Takeley by smashing seven past Newham in the Essex Senior League yesterday.

The Foxes had beaten title challengers Bowers & Pitsea last Wednesday (March 30), but lost on Saturday to a side struggling near the bottom.

Yesterday they were keen to make amends as they travelled to Chadfields Stadium to take on the basement boys of the division.

Allan Fenn would have wanted a fast start, but even he couldn’t have been prepared for what was to come inside the opening 45 minutes.

Wale Odedoyin opened the scoring before Ashley Skeggs made it 2-0 all before the 10 minutes mark.

Odedoyin grabbed his second moments later and Ryan Barker-Francis made it four with 20 minutes played.

Glen Warwick continued his fine form midway through the first half by getting on the scoresheet before Barker-Francis scored his second.

And Odedoyin completed his hat-trick just before the break to make it a stunning first 45 for the visitors.

Predictably their were less goals in the second period as Fenn made three changes early on at Chadfields.

Odedoyin, Warwick and Barker-Francis were replaced and the hosts managed to pull one back through defender Akil Clarke.

Clarke burst forward with the ball, played a one-two with Vlad Sighiartau before drilling low into the bottom corner.

Ilford were unable to add too their tally and left to settle for a 7-1 win which moves them above Sawbridgeworth Town and up to fifth.

This weekend they make the trip to local rivals Sporting Bengal United before visiting Greenhouse Sports on Monday.

Newham remain six points adrift of Waltham Forest and travel to Mayesbrook Park on Saturday to face Barking.

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