Search

Clapton boss Fowell disappointed with Southend Manor draw

PUBLISHED: 13:00 11 December 2017

Jon Fowell shows his frustration on the sidelines (pic George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

Jon Fowell shows his frustration on the sidelines (pic George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

©TGS Photo tgsphoto.co.uk +44 1376 553468

Clapton manager Jonny Fowell disappointed with poor performance from his men as they drew 3-3 with Southend Manor.

The Tons had to settle for a share of the spoils after a six-goal thriller at Southchurch Park and Fowell revealed it wasn’t good enough.

“We were poor, but fair play to Southend they played well and deserved something from the match,” he said.

“We just wasn’t at the races compared to Wednesday, it was like two different teams completely.

“Our decision making wasn’t good and cost us.”

With only home supporters allowed entry into the ground, Manor took the lead when pouncing on a poor clearance, but Tons were back on terms thanks to a penalty from Steven Sardinha.

“We failed to clear the ball and they capitalised on it, it was poor from us,” Fowell said.

“We then were given a penalty that wasn’t a penalty in my opinion and if it was the other way round I would have been cheesed off.

The visitors, with fans watching from the road outside the ground, then got their noses in front through Jay Morris, only for Manor to square matters for a second time.

And Clapton were then reduced to 10 men, but took a 3-2 lead with a looping shot into the top corner thanks to Jeffrey Cobblah’s 16th goal of the season, only for Manor to snatch a point in stoppage time.

“Jeff scored an absolute peach of a goal,” the manager admitted.

“After that when there was only two minutes to go we were trying to attack for another goal and they ended up equalising, so I’m really disappointed, as we should have been defended.

“I had a go at them after and said we cost ourselves in that final few minutes.”

Latest Hackney Stories

42 minutes ago

Read our World Cup blog which will be featuring over the coming weeks. Jacob Ranson reviews one of the matches on day four of the tournament.

08:32

Hackney Police are seeking an “archetypal con artist’ in connection with 20 different offences.

40 minutes ago

An Upper Clapton man who told police the knife in his pocket was for fishing has been jailed for six months.

Yesterday, 18:00

Gareth Southgate feels his England players are ready for action after a positive build-up to their World Cup opener.

Yesterday, 16:44

Read our World Cup blog over the coming weeks. Lane Dias reviews the first of three matches on day four

Yesterday, 15:00

Harry Maguire expects the nation to come to a standstill during England’s World Cup opener against Tunisia and insists the team are ready to deliver.

Yesterday, 14:00

Gareth Southgate could pick four players with links to Tottenham Hotspur in defence and it may provide some much-needed sturdiness

Yesterday, 12:00

How many players do you remember from Sir Bobby Robson’s team which captured the hearts of the nation at Italia 90?

PROMOTED CONTENT

To celebrate LGBT history month, Hackney resident Amanda talks about her journey to becoming a foster carer, with the council’s support and training.



Newsletter Sign Up

Hackney Gazette twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read sport

Show Job Lists