Clapton boss Fowell believes they made hard work of Enfield victory

PUBLISHED: 11:07 05 February 2018 | UPDATED: 11:07 05 February 2018

Clapton manager Jon Fowell (Pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

Clapton manager Jon Fowell (Pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

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Clapton manager Jonny Fowell is pleased with victory but admits his men made hard work of it as they sealed a fourth consecutive win against Enfield.

A Jeffrey Cobblah double inspired the Tons to a 2-1 victory against Enfield FC at the Harlow Arena.

The pacey winger got off the mark in the first-half and again in the second but the hosts did managed to claw one back in the dying stages of the match.

Jonny Fowell’s men remain sixth in the Essex Senior League and are now level on points with Takeley in fifth place.

“It was a very hard game, I think we made it harder than it should have been, if I’m totally honest,” Fowell said.

“Credit to Enfield though they played two up top and with the way we play we don’t mind playing one-on-one at back as our full-back and wingers play very high up the pitch and they did cause us a few problems.

“A win is a win at the end of the day but a draw would have probably been a fair result.”

Fowell heaped praise on goal scorer Cobblah after the young winger brought his tally up to 18 for the season.

“Jeff has been great for us and he’s brining more to his game now and we’re working with the wingers a lot right now on where they should be defensively and how they can create more chances,” he said.

“I think he’s becoming more than just a goal scorer and working with Colin Reid is helping him become a better player.”

Midfielder Nathan Cook returned to the line-up after four months on the sidelines with a broken collarbone.

Cook last featured in their 1-0 victory against Burnham Ramblers on September, 16, and Fowell is pleased to have him back in the squad.

“We’ve had the worse injury list in the league, we even went 13 games without having a first-choice goalkeeper, and that a credit to the players who have all chipped in throughout the season.

“Nathan coming back is great for us, he’s a great lad and has a great attitude, always listens and wants to work hard.

“It’s great to have him back.”

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