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Clapton boss pleased to make it five straight wins against Tower Hamlets

PUBLISHED: 15:30 30 October 2017

Clapton's Jeffrey Cobblah netted the first goal of the game against Barkingside (Pic: Tim Edwards)

Clapton's Jeffrey Cobblah netted the first goal of the game against Barkingside (Pic: Tim Edwards)

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Clapton manager Jonny Fowell pleased with his side as they continue their winning streak in the Essex Senior League with a 1-0 victory against neighbours Tower Hamlets.

Clapton in action against Tower Hamlets at the Old Spotted Dog (Pic: Tim Edwards) Clapton in action against Tower Hamlets at the Old Spotted Dog (Pic: Tim Edwards)

The Tons netted an 82nd minute winner thanks to Akin Obamakin to settle a very tight game at The Old Spotted Dog.

Both sides ended the game with ten men but Clapton’s win sees them stay in sixth place and Fowell is pleased with their recent form despite an ever-growing injury list.

“The injury list keeps piling up Jerry Jairette is injured again now,” he said.

“Nick Loblack, Dylan Ebengo and Jay Morris are all suspended.

“Ikim is struggling with a shoulder injury, Steven Sardinha is still out, Nathan Cook still has a few weeks and Tayo Adoweru is still out as well.

“To get a 1-0 win was good as we just want wins however we can right now.”

Fowell admitted it was an open match but believes his side could have won by more in the east London derby.

“They came looking for a draw and I don’t think they came to get a win, they sat back and defended against us,” he said.

“They only had two shots, we had six or seven and on another night we could have won by a lot more.

“It was a very open game probably too open for my liking, but that comes down to the pitch it doesn’t allow us to play the way we like all the time.

“I like to get the ball wide and play that way, but the problem in this league is the pitches don’t always allow you to do that.”

The manager praised his players for sealing a fifth straight league win and stringing together a successful month of matches.

“We’re unbeaten in October apart from the Vase match.

“To do that and win the cup game last week as well is a tremendous and you’ve got to give credit to the players for that.”

The boss was also keen to make it known there is no rivalry between them and Tower Hamlets.

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