Clapton boss Fowell delighted winning run continues

PUBLISHED: 16:00 06 November 2017

Clapton's Jerry Jairette making a tackle (Pic: Tim Edwards)

Clapton's Jerry Jairette making a tackle (Pic: Tim Edwards)


Clapton manager Jonny Fowell delighted with his side’s character to dig deep and keep winning despite having a depleted squad.

The Tons remain fifth after a 2-0 victory against Hullbridge Sports gave them a seventh straight win in the Essex Senior League at Lower Road.

Jay Morris gave the Tons the lead on the hour mark with a good effort and it was two just three minutes later when Hassan Nalbani beat the bridge defence and scored with a good finish to seal the points for his side on the road.

“We have won seven on the trot, so of course I’m pleased,” Fowell said.

“I think it’s fantastic if you look at the squad we had on Saturday we only had three substitutes as we’re down to 15 players right now.

“We didn’t have anyone on the bench we had a young lad at the age of 18, we had Eden Nelson on the bench who hasn’t played for us yet, so 2-0 another clean sheet was great for us.”

Steven Sardinha started the match after being on the sidelines for several weeks with an injury and Fowell admits he was forced to play the midfielder.

Fowell praised his side’s efforts as half of his squad had to play in different positions in the match.

“We even had to start Steven Sardinha who would never have played that many minutes if we had more players after his injury.

“The boys who stepped in on Saturday were great for us.

“Jerry (Jairette) played at centre half and was excellent and the man of the match.

“I think he has literally played in every position for us this season now.”

The manager was also over the moon with the way his side moved the ball in the second-half of the match.

“The second-half performance was great, we knocked the ball around so well that we could have been four or five up but fair play to their keeper who pulled off some great saves and kept the score down.”

Clapton will now travel to Southend Manor in the cup tomorrow evening (7.45pm) and the match is restricted to home fans only.

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