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Ilford manager Fenn believes missed chances cost them against Wadham Lodge

PUBLISHED: 11:00 31 October 2017 | UPDATED: 11:25 31 October 2017

Ilford manager Allan Fenn (Pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

Ilford manager Allan Fenn (Pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

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Ilford manager Allan Fenn believes missed chances cost them as they suffered a 2-0 defeat to Wadham Lodge on Friday evening.

The Foxes was brought to a halt thanks to goals from Dwayde James and Sherwin Stanley at Kitchener Road in Walthamstow.

“Of course I’m disappointed, it’s a really bad loss for us and there is no hiding from that,” Fenn said.

“If anyone was at the game they’ll know we had bundles of chances and we could have probably got the result.

“Fair play to Wadham Lodge they’ve brought in some good new players and had three or four Ryman players playing for them on Friday night.”

The boss praised their goal keeper but admits they should have been more clinical in front of goal.

“Their goalkeeper pulled off a few worldies, but it come down to us at the end of the day as we missed seven or eight golden chances, I mean golden as in six yard box, one on ones and free shots.

“We could have been way out of sight if we’d taken our chances but I can’t go into them too much as they played against a Wadham Lodge side that have recruiting lots.

“I also can’t as they’ve been fantastic for me of late, so hopefully it was just a little blip for us.”

Fenn also believes they needed to be better defensively and struggled throughout the middle of the park during the match.

“We defended poorly for the first time in ages and our midfield also wasn’t up to scratch on the night.

“We defended poorly for their goals, one was from a set piece and we could have dealt with it way better.”

Sherwin Stanley who played a few games for Ilford this season before departing for Wadham Lodge came back to haunt his old side by getting on the score sheet.

“It happens, it’s always the way,” he said.

“I said last week Sherwin is a good player, but he has just been struggling a bit recently, so I’m delighted for him personally but it was a free header from three yards and he should be scoring from there.”


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