Manford Way manager Imber frustrated at not having maximum points

PUBLISHED: 13:00 11 September 2017 | UPDATED: 15:26 11 September 2017

Manford Way manager James Imber (Pic: Manford Way)

Manford Way manager James Imber (Pic: Manford Way)


Manford Way manager James Imber is frustrated despite being unbeaten in the first few weeks of the Essex Olympian Premier season.

Imber believes his side should have maximum points and wants more even though they have five points after the first three games of the season.

The Hainault-based side let slip a 2-0 lead against May & Baker in the last 10 minutes of the game for the second time in as many weeks.

It was an exact repeat of the opening day of the season facing Canning Town conceding two late goals again in the final minutes of the game.

Although a satisfying 3-1 victory away to Kelvedon Hatch last week eased the disappointment Imber will be looking for his team to rectify the issues and gain three points for his side.

‘’It’s frustrating looking at the table and not seeing us have maximum points on the board, especially after both draws we were in commanding positions with only a few minutes left.

“In both games we drew we should have killed the game off adding a third and a fourth goal and my players know that, but also we know as a team we should be able to defend a lead in that time scale.

“I almost don’t want to be too hard on my players, if we take out the last ten minutes of the Canning Town and May & Baker games we’ve been absolutely superb so we’re not far away from our high expectations of each other.”

Manford Way are back in action on Saturday as they play their first home game of the season against Rayleigh Town at the London Marathan Sports Ground.

“I’m looking forward to playing at home on Saturday and getting some players that have been missing through injury back into the squad,” Imber said.

“We had six injuries on Saturday against May & Baker including two of my normal backline.

“It will be good to have them available for selection again.”

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