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Clapton manager believes they deserved victory against Ilford

PUBLISHED: 16:00 27 November 2017

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

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

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Clapton boss Jonny Fowell believes his side should have sealed all three points against rivals Ilford.

The Tons were held to a 1-1 draw thanks to a late equaliser from the Foxes prolific striker James Peagram.

Fowell’s men are now winless in four and currently sit sixth in the Essex Senior League table.

“I will be honest, I think we should have won the match, and I heard a lot of people watching say that,” he said.

“We scored a great build-up goal, the work leading up to it was quality, and then the finish from Jeffrey Cobblah was brilliant.

“I felt we deserved the win, but we’re in a bit of position right now with injuries and the main thing was to get out the rut we were in, which we did.”

The boss as well as praising Peagram also heaped it on the Ilford goalkeeper Chris Clark for denying his side multiple times.

“James Peagram stepped up after doing nothing for 90 minutes and scored a wonder strike and that’s why he’s the best striker in the league.

“Their goalkeeper Clarky made three absolutely world class saves, one of off the line as well.”

Fowell revealed he’s not worried about their recent form and believes his side have dug deep and deserved more in the last four matches.

“Looking at the last four games, we didn’t have a goalkeeper for three of them, and how many teams can play a centre-mid or centre-back in those sort of big games and still come that close to getting something.

“We should have got a draw against Redbridge and should have got something against FC Romania as well.

“The negative is the amount of injures we’ve had this season, but then again not many teams could have that sort of crisis and still be in sixth, so that’s a credit to the players.”

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