Clapton assistant Seal wants to bounce back against Woodford Town

PUBLISHED: 15:00 24 October 2017

Ikem Odeh and Clapton team-mates celebrate a goal (pic George Phillipou/TGS Phooto)

Ikem Odeh and Clapton team-mates celebrate a goal (pic George Phillipou/TGS Phooto)

©TGS Photo +44 1376 553468

Tons assistant manager Wayne Seal wants his side to get back on track with a victory against mid-table Woodford Town in the London Senior Cup.

Clapton travel away to the 10th place Essex Senior League outfit this evening at Goffs Lane (7.45pm kick-off) as they look to bounce back from their disappointing 3-2 FA Vase defeat to London Lions.

“It’s a game we should be looking to go and win to get ourselves back on track,” Seal said.

“That’s not being disrespectful to Woodford either as I respect every side in the league but if you look at our recent form and the players we have I would be disappointed if we lost.

“It’s important to win and get a run in the London Senior Cup going.”

Seal expects a tough test against Dee Safer’s men despite the club constantly making changes so far this season.

“I know they’ve changed their manager and know there has been a lot of chopping and changing so far this season for them.

“I imagine they’ll be a good footballing side as Wadham Lodge were when Dee was in charge there.

“I know a lot of the core of the players is still there and I know a fair bit about a few of their players as most of them played for Wadham Lodge a couple years ago.”

Clapton will be hoping to progress into the second round of the cup competition where they could face Bostik Premier Division outfit Metropolitan Police FC.


Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Hackney Gazette visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Hackney Gazette staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Hackney Gazette account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest Hackney Stories

28 minutes ago

The 36-year-old is hoping the team can build on their last two results, but knows Macauley Bonne will be a big miss at Plainmoor

35 minutes ago

England’s women saw their Hockey World League Final gold-medal hopes shattered by a late New Zealand winner in their semi-final on Friday.


The first Test remains nicely poised after the second day of play at The Gabba, with Australia reaching 165-4 in reply to England’s first innings score of 302.

Jessica Odeleye won this year’s Fiorentini’s Got Talent show after stunning a panel of celebrity judges with her dramatic dance routine, performed to Save Me.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has singled out two talented young guns from his second-string side for special praise – despite losing 1-0 to Cologne in their Europa League clash in Germany on Thursday.

Yesterday, 21:16

Read the transcript of Arsene Wenger’s press conference after Cologne beat Arsenal 1-0 in the Europa League in Germany on Thursday evening

Cologne beat Arsenal 1-0 in their Europa League match in a frenzied atmosphere in Germany on Thursday night.

Yesterday, 17:00

Owner Bobby Kasanga hoping it will be a chance for inmates to learn about rehabilitation and successful stories of life after prision

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read sport

Show Job Lists