Clapton manager Fowell pleased with Hackney Wick victory

PUBLISHED: 09:00 10 October 2017

Action from the match between Hackney Wick and Clapton (pic Tim Edwards)

Action from the match between Hackney Wick and Clapton (pic Tim Edwards)


Clapton manager Jonny Fowell pleased with his side’s typical derby victory against neighbours Hackney Wick.

The Tons sealed a 2-1 win against Hackney Wick in front of a crowd of 785 on Non League Day at the Old Spotted Dog.

Goals from Jeffrey Cobblah and Hassan Nalbani was enough to seal the three points despite a late goal from the hosts Jamie Hardwick.

“It was a typical derby, the first 15 to 20 minutes it was up and down and nothing in the match,” Fowell said.

“I felt we created the better chances and I think they only had one shot in the first-half in the end.

“I thought we were more dominate and tried to play the better football, but the pitch wasn’t very good on Saturday.”

The manager also believes his side should have won more comfortably with the chances they created.

“We should have been two or three up in the first-half before we scored the second goal.”

Fowell also heaped praise on winger Cobblah who netted his side’s first goal in the match.

“He has come back from injury and he has started to get back to where he was at the beginning of the season.

“He has been good for us so far and hopefully now he can progress up another level.”

The Clapton Ultras were out in full force for the away match at the two sides shared ground and Fowell admits the atmosphere was electric.

“It’s the second best atmosphere I have been involved in after the Burnham Ramblers match last year when we sealed second spot.

“It’s a shame we can’t have that every week as it pushed on and that sort of crowd probably gives you an extra 15 to 20 points a season.

“Sadly, there is a dispute going on and it’s at a stumbling block and it just seems to be staying that way right now.”

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