Under-achieving Tons told to improve

CLAPTON continued their poor run with a 3-0 loss to Enfield 1893, but assistant manager Dennis Wright insists it won’t be long before they pick up their first league win.

The Tons conceded a goal either side of the interval at the weekend courtesy of Sherwin Stanley and Russell Williamson respectively before Wes Borghys finished them off with 20 minutes to go.

But Wilfred Thomas’ right hand man believes if they could stop conceding sloppy goals then his side would stand more of a chance.

“We can have no complaints from Saturday,” said Wright.

“We gave away sloppy goals, which has been our major problem throughout the season, and we must stop conceding them as they are costing us dear.

“The free kick should have been dealt with just before the break and, after we lifted the lads at the interval, it was stupid to give away the second which left a mountain to climb.

“But at least over the last four weeks or so we have started to put out a regular side with very few changes and in turn hopefully that’ll mean we start to improve.

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“Apart from Stansted I feel any side is beatable and hopefully the lads will be up for it on Saturday and we will pick up our first win.”

They host Mauritius Sports Association at The Old Spotted Dog this weekend, after they hoped to make the final four of the Gordon Brasted Trophy last night (Tuesday), when they were due to face Burnham Ramblers in the quarter-finals.

Wright believes they stand their best chance of recording a win, as long as they eliminate their schoolboy errors.

“Mauritius are a very physical side so we have to make sure we can cope with that,” he said.

“We need to play right up until the end of each half, as it is costing us dear at the moment.

“If we can get off to a good start I fancy our chances.”

Mauritius Sports currently lie 14th in the Essex Senior League table and go into the game with only three wins from their 11 games.