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Clapton boss Fowell wants a reaction against Enfield

PUBLISHED: 12:00 11 December 2018

Action from the Essex Senior League match between Clapton and Stansted at the Old Spotted Dog ground earlier this season (pic Tim Edwards)

Action from the Essex Senior League match between Clapton and Stansted at the Old Spotted Dog ground earlier this season (pic Tim Edwards)

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Clapton manager Jonny Fowell wants his side to bounce back when they take on Enfield at the Old Spotted Dog this evening.

The Tons welcome 17th place Essex Senior League outfit Enfield as they look to bring an end to their three game losing run.

And the boss is hoping to bolster his squad to help his side get their season back on track as they currently sit 15th in the league themselves.

“They’re below us, but I think they’ve got a few games in hand on us, but look if we’re not careful we could end up in a relegation battle.

“But I am confident that we can get out of it, I’ve just signed a few more players, but I’m waiting for them to go through.

“I am looking for one or two more as well to boost the squad but on paper we’ve got a decent team, it’s just getting everyone playing as they have work commitments.”

They go into the clash on the back of a narrow 1-0 defeat to St Margaretsbury on Saturday afternoon.

A goal from Charncey Dash sealed the three points for The Bury and helped them climb up to ninth in the table at the Recreation Ground.

“We had ten players missing on Saturday from our squad and we ended up with three players pulling out on the day.

“We only had two substitutes and a 17-year-old goalkeeper on the bench.

“It was a difficult afternoon, but I felt we had enough chances to win the game.

“I did feel we had a clear cut penalty, but at the same time so did they, we both had a penalty shout during the game.

“We did play well, the pitch was heavy, and they were playing it over the top.

“We tried a new system, which we tried against Walthamstow but because of personnel we had to change it round as we had to play a left-back at centre midfield as we’ve only got one midfielder right now.

“It wasn’t doomed from the beginning but everything went against us, if you look at the missing players who would normally start, Tayo Adoweru, Lanre Virgo, Dylan Ebengo, Andy Greenslade, Jason, Ali and that gives you an idea of how many players we’re missing.”

He did however praise the way their opponents treated them before and after the match.

“It’s a nice club; they looked after us very well.”

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