Clapton boss Fowell described Enfield win as a strange game

Clapton manager Jon Fowell happy with his team efforts (Pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

Clapton manager Jon Fowell happy with his team efforts (Pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo) - Credit: George Phillipou/TGS Photo

Clapton manager Jonny Fowell has described their 1-0 win over Enfield in the second round of the Errington Challenge Cup as a strange game.

The Tons will now have to await their next opponents after sealing the win at Aveley’s ground Parkside due to the Old Spotted Dog currently undergoing pitch improvements.

The match kicked-off at 11.30am on Saturday and Fowell revealed the 3G didn’t suit his side’s style of play but is pleased to have progressed through to the quarter-final.

“It was a strange feeling kicking off at half 11,” Fowell said.

“Even though it’s a nice ground, the pitch is quite sticky and not very free flowing, so it didn’t suit our game as we like to pass and move quickly.

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“The ball was getting stuck under player’s feet and I think it was like that for both teams.

“Enfield adapted well as they actually play on 3G whereas we don’t.

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“Overall a 1-0 win, clean sheet, not really much more you can ask for than that.”

The boss also admitted that he wants to win every match and is keen to have a good cup run.

“For me as a manager I want to win everything, it’s no good just turning up to the games and thinking let’s just play the game, we’ve got to want to win.

“Whatever team I put out, whatever game we’re playing or whatever competition, you want to win and I’m no different.

“It’s another win, we want to keep winning and progressing as a team.”

Clapton did hand chances to new faces Frederick Ter Horst Sacramento, Ajani Wilson and Joseph Martin, while they also had to take striker Jacob Kromann off at half-time.

“We was missing a few players and I think they were missing a few,” he said.

“We also wanted to give a few players a chance to come into the line-up so we brought in Frederick and a new lad called Ajani as we were short at centre-half.

“We also brought in a new goalkeeper in Joe Martin, who has played a couple of games, and we had Tayo Adoweru back but playing at left wing so it was a strange one.

“We only had Jacob Kromann for the first-half as he had to shoot off for an emergency.”

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