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Sporting Bengal v Clapton: Clapton coach Colin Reid keen to make his mark

PUBLISHED: 14:00 18 October 2017

Ikem Odeh and Clapton team-mates celebrate a goal (pic George Phillipou/TGS Phooto)

Ikem Odeh and Clapton team-mates celebrate a goal (pic George Phillipou/TGS Phooto)

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Clapton will travel away to face mid-table Sporting Bengal in hope of continuing their winning run this evening.

The Tons travel to their near rivals at the Mile End Stadium (7.45pm kick-off) and coach Colin Reid wants to use the momentum gained from their 2-0 victory against high-flyers Great Wakering Rovers.

“I don’t know too much about this league, but like any level most sides are much of much and it’s who is better on the day,” Reid said.

“The thing I have noticed is you’re almost making changes week in and week out so hopefully we can stick with a similar side.”

The coach who joined the club from National League outfit Maidstone United has revealed they have big plans for the Forest Gate-based club.

“The reason Jon brought me in was to make them more organised,” he said.

“We’re trying to implement a method and a style for the team instead of having 11 players just go out there to play.

“If people go out and play how we want and do their jobs we should be able to get and get the points.”

He also revealed how his move to Clapton came about and how pleased with he is with the squad.

“I was at Maidstone, but after about seven games the manager let me go and I wanted to just stay involved at whatever level as it’s what I love.

“I know Jon well and he contacted me when he knew I was available.”

The Tons go into the clash on the back of a 2-0 victory against Essex Senior League high-flyers Great Wakering Rovers.

“I think it was a great result for the club and the boys are buying into what we’re doing,” Reid admitted.

“I think the lads are buying in and we want to try them more organised and have them playing good football.

“Hopefully we can take that momentum forward and into the next match as if we get a little run together we can really move up the table and show our intentions.”

While, Sporting Bengal will be desperate to end their winless run and get back on the track, after getting off to a strong start this season.


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