Woodford Town fall to late equaliser against rivals Ilford

PUBLISHED: 09:00 02 December 2019

Ilford manager Jonny Fowell during his time as Clapton manager (Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Ilford manager Jonny Fowell during his time as Clapton manager (Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

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Essex Senior League: Woodford Town 1 Ilford 1

There was a real feeling of deja vu for Woodford Town as they were denied by yet another very late equaliser after dominating much of the game against Ilford.

Lauric Diakessi's first-half strike had given the Woods a first half lead on a freezing night at the Harlow Arena, much to the delight of their vociferous fans.

Diakiesse could have and should have increased their advantage as an all too common failing of not pressing home their advantage came back to haunt them.

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Jonny Fowell's men finally got a foothold in the game as a spell of late pressure led to Morgan Seaman handling on the line and being instantly shown the red card.

Ali Al Nashi made no mistake from the spot kick, firing clinically past Alex Reed as a deep fog enveloped the ground.

Head of Woodford Management Team Ross Weare was clearly disappointed after the game, once again ruing wasted opportunities to win the game outright.

"It still hasn't sunk in how we managed to come away without three points," Weare said.

"It's obvious we must take our chances and be more clinical."

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