Clapton boss Fowell wants revenge on Sawbridgeworth Town
PUBLISHED: 16:00 28 September 2018
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Clapton manager Jonny Fowell wants revenge on Sawbridgeworth Town after losing to them twice last season, writes Jacob Ranson.
The Tons will make the trip to Crofters End on Saturday as they look to make it four games unbeaten in the Essex Senior League.
Boss Fowell is keen to get one over John Watters in the opposite dug-out after being unfortunate last term.
“I owe John one from last season,” Fowell said.
“When we played them it was a bit strange really as we knew we couldn’t win the league so we had a bunch of trialists playing and lost 4-0.
“We also lost 3-0 to them after our goalkeeper got injured so we had no keeper in that match so that made it hard for us.
“We did beat them twice the season before, but I’m still hoping to get some revenge.”
The Robins have had a mixed start to the new campaign and sit mid-table after a number of games.
They were due to play against Barkingside last night (Tuesday) and will have been hoping for a win to kickstart their season.
“They haven’t started too wel,l but they’re a good group of lads there and they all work hard for each other as well as for John,” said Fowell.
“Every game in this league is hard, we know that, but all we can do is worry about ourselves and trying to get on a run.”
Clapton may be without midfielder Ahmed Mohammed this weekend as he reportedly edges closer to a move to Bostik South Central side Hertford Town.
“We may be losing Ahmed, which is a blow, as he may be going up to Hertford Town,” added Fowell.
“I think we have now had about 10 to 11 players move into the Bostik league since I’ve been here which is good to see as we want players to move on.
“Of course we want to win the league, but we also want ambitious players that want to improve and develop.”
The former Enfield Town under-21s coach has also started setting targets for his side for the end of the year, adding: “Nothing is won in September, we know that, but I’ve said to the players we need to be top six and no more than 10 points behind the leaders come Christmas.”