Woodford Town assistant Day praises young side after Walthamstow win

PUBLISHED: 09:00 19 November 2018

Woodford Town's Temi Babalola in action under the watchful eye of assistant Neil Day and boss Dee Safer (pic: Tim Edwards).

Woodford Town's Temi Babalola in action under the watchful eye of assistant Neil Day and boss Dee Safer (pic: Tim Edwards).


Woodford bounced back to winning ways with a convincing 3-1 win at Walthamstow FC.

Dee Safers young side were dominant throughout at this local derby at Wadham Lodge backed by their usual vociferous and enthisiastic support.

After a fairly even opening the game turned on its head five minutes before half time.

Firstly Skipper Jack Grosvenor sent the impressive travelling support wild driving home from 12 yards.

Two minutes later 17-year-old striker Temi Babolola continued his fine for struggling off the attentions of two close markers before cooly slotting the ball into the bottom corner.

Walthamstow rallied after the break, prolific new signing pulling one back from a well worked set peice but it was Woods who looked dangerous on the counter and deservedly got the all important next goal.

But it was another 17-year-old striker Samir Ali who settled an entertaining affair from the penalty spot, cooly despatching a pressure kick in front of a delighted travelling contingent.

Woods Assistant Manager Neil Day praised the young Woods side for shrugging off Mondays crushing 2-1 defeat to League leaders Stansted in a game they dominated for long periods.

“It would have been easy for our heads to still have been down after Monday night given the circumstances of the defeat,” Day said.

“But we managed to bottle the emotions felt after the game and use it to focus is today, to be fair we were excellent in all areas and fully deserved the win.”

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