Clapton assistant Wayne Seal praises players for Barkingside victory

PUBLISHED: 10:00 13 November 2017

Ryan Reed netted the winner against Barkingside and has now joined Barking (Pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

Ryan Reed netted the winner against Barkingside and has now joined Barking (Pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

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Clapton assistant manager Wayne Seal praises his players for sealing their eighth straight win in the league as they won 3-2 against Barkingside.

A brace from Ryan Reed and a goal from Jeffrey Cobblah was enough to seal the Tons the three points and keep them amongst the league leaders at Cricklefield Stadium.

“I’m absolutely buzzing to be honest, it was difficult as we didn’t have a goalkeeper, so we had to put the skipper and club legend Jerry in goal.

“We sort of rode our luck a little bit in terms of we didn’t protect him and I said to the boys at half-time we’ve got to protect him as their game plan was clearly to get at Jerry, stick as many balls on him as possible.

“I’m a bit disappointed we conceded a goal at half-time because I felt we controlled the first-half, but second-half was an absolutely fantastic half of football.”

Seal praised captain Jairette for being a team player and stepping into the goal once again this season.

“He done it against London Lions when we were struggling in the FA Vase and same again he was probably our best player that day.

“I said to him at the end of the day Jerry you’re doing the club, the team and the boys a massive favour so they need to step up for you and they did that.”

Ryan Reed scored the winner for his side as he curled a shot into the top right corner from 25 yards in the 85th minute and Seal praised the goal.

“They’re the sort of goals you see on match of the day and everyone raves about it, it’s on YouTube, Twitter and social media.

“A goal like that people are obviously going to talk about it, that have been to the game or friends of friends, that’s what I love about the non-league game it’s stuff like that where you see brilliant moments.

“I’m really chuffed for the boy as he’s a special player.”

The manager believes that could be the goal of the Essex Senior League this season.

“Massively, I’m going to stick my neck out on the line and I’ll say I agree with that.

“For me it’s probably one of the best goals I’ve seen this season and probably for a long time in this league.”

Reed left the club the following day to join Bostik North outfit Barking.

Seal also praised Jeffrey Cobblah for getting on the score sheet once again.

“It literally just come off his leg, he’s just one of them players who is always in the right place at the right time.

“He’s always a threat, he might go through spells where he is quiet, but he will always pop up so I’m pleased for him as well.”

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