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Newham boss thrilled with win at Tower Hamlets

PUBLISHED: 14:30 22 December 2015

Newham's Charlie Parker (16) nets their winner at Tower Hamlets (pic: Tim Edwards)

Newham's Charlie Parker (16) nets their winner at Tower Hamlets (pic: Tim Edwards)

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Shamrez Darr looks back on first victory since October and more points to the tally after drawing 0-0 at Southend Manor earlier this month

Newham joint-manager Shamrez DarrNewham joint-manager Shamrez Darr

Newham joint-manager Shamrez Darr was thrilled to see his team pick up three points on Saturday against Tower Hamlets.

The east Londoners were looking forward to entertaining Eton Manor tonight (Tuesday) in the Essex Senior League, but that has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

A pitch inspection took place at 1pm at Chadfields and it wasn’t deemed playable meaning Kevin Lucas and Darr’s men have concluded their campaign for 2015.

When they return on January 2 they will travel to Wadham Lodge with 14 points from their 21 league matches.

That was after Charlie Parker scored the only goal of the game at the Mile End Stadium last weekend.

Tower Hamlets put pressure on the Newham goal during their derby at Mile End Stadium (pic: Tim Edwards)Tower Hamlets put pressure on the Newham goal during their derby at Mile End Stadium (pic: Tim Edwards)

Darr said: “The boys are buzzing now and we have played two matches and kept two clean sheets and taken four points.

“It was terrific to get the win. I said to them before the game to forget everything that has happened before.

“It is a fresh new start and the new boys we brought in gelled straight away and they had a positive impact.”

The Newham boss conceded it wasn’t the best game of football on Saturday with chances few and far between.

A Newham player (yellow) looks to keep possession from a Tower Hamlets rival (pic: Tim Edwards).A Newham player (yellow) looks to keep possession from a Tower Hamlets rival (pic: Tim Edwards).

But a moment of magic from substitute Parker ensured the bragging rights were firmly with Darr and Lucas.

It was Newham’s first victory since beating Greenhouse Sports 4-0 on October 21 and the new signings they included had a big impact.

Darr added: “It was a scrappy game and we won it 1-0 thanks to a great goal from Charlie. He had one look up and chipped the goalkeeper from way outside the box.

“We had six new signings in the squad and started four of them. They are good lads, who worked so hard and had so much energy, which really helped us.

“The players we had previously can’t complain too much because having 11 points from 20 games just isn’t good enough so they got opportunities.”

Tower Hamlets Sunday Wasiu (orange)  lets fly from outside the area against Newham (pic: Tim Edwards).Tower Hamlets Sunday Wasiu (orange) lets fly from outside the area against Newham (pic: Tim Edwards).

Newham have improved that by three points and are 19th in the standings going into 2016, which seems like being a much better year for the club.

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