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Day wants Town to learn from recent defeats

PUBLISHED: 13:00 23 October 2018

A Woodford Town player loses the battle for a header (pic: Tim Edwards).

A Woodford Town player loses the battle for a header (pic: Tim Edwards).

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Woodford Town will take on Met Police, who have reached the FA Cup first round, in the London Senior Cup tonight

Woodford Town have only lost two games over the past month, but assistant manager Neil Day is hopeful his inexperienced squad will learn from the Essex Senior League defeats to Saffron Walden Town and Hoddesdon Town.

Dee Safer’s men suffered a narrow 2-1 reverse at home to Saffron Walden on Saturday after conceding late on at the Harlow Arena.

It was the Woods first loss since a 4-1 defeat at Hoddesdon on September 22 and ended their five-match unbeaten run.

While Day was disappointed to see Town fail to claim any points last weekend, he was eager to reflect on the positives of the game with the high-flying Bloods.

Saffron Walden’s squad have been together for a decent period of time and have often finished high up in the Eastern Counties League Premier Division before they switched to the Essex Senior League this summer.

It is a similar story for Hoddesdon, who have a number of experienced players and have enjoyed success in the Spartan South Midlands League Premier Division during the past before joining the Essex Senior League ahead of this campaign.

Safer’s number two Day said: “Both Hoddeston and Saffron Walden had a little more physicality and experience than us.

“As a learning curve, we need to find a way to get points against those type of opponents going forward.

“However, both those teams also played good football and in that department it’s a measure of how far we’ve come that we can match most teams in this league and nick the points on our day.”

Woodford now take a break from league action tonight as they begin their London Senior Cup campaign.

Town will travel to Met Police, who ply their trade in the Southern League Premier Division South and have reached the first round of the FA Cup.

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