Search

Tower Hamlets looking to bounce back against West Essex

PUBLISHED: 17:00 05 October 2017

Ade Abayomi of Tower Hamlets (pic George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

Ade Abayomi of Tower Hamlets (pic George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

©TGS Photo tgsphoto.co.uk +44 1376 553468

Tower Hamlets will be looking to bounce back from two straight defeats as they host Essex Senior League leaders West Essex tomorrow (Friday, 7.45pm).

Ade Abayomi and AJ Ashanike’s men got off to a strong start this season, but lost to Basildon United 3-0 and Ilford 3-2 this week, and will be hoping to turn their fortunes back round at the Mile End Stadium.

“There are no easy games, everyone will fancy themselves now that we’ve lost two in a row,” said Abayomi this week.

“We have to switch back on and get back into it, there’s no other way out of it.

“The boys know that they’re good enough as they’ve been doing it from the beginning of the season, so they just need to find that confidence and start putting the ball away.”

Abayomi knows it will be a tough encounter as West Essex have got off to a flying start, winning seven and drawing one of their nine league games so far.

“They’re playing better than they did last season, so you’ve got to give that to them and their results so far has justified that, so we just have to hope on the day we play as good as we can,” he added.

“We’ll just worry about ourselves, that’s what we have to do – worry about our game – and as long as we do what set out to do, then that should be good enough to get us the win.”

The Hamlets co-manager doesn’t believe losing two matches is a reason to panic, but he knows his side must be more clinical in front of goal.

“It’s that bad habit of not putting our chances away, that’s our problem right now,” Abayomi said.

“You’ve got to put your chances away at this level, if you don’t take them then it comes back to haunt you.

“Hopefully we can do that on Friday and get back to our winning ways.”

Tower Hamlets may be forced into making a few changes to their line-up as the injuries build up in the squad.

“We’ve got a lot of injuries at the moment so we’re sort of moving things around and we may have to give the younger guys a chance,” said Abayomi. “But right now we’re not doing much wrong, so we want to try keep a similar team out.”

Latest East London Sports News

FA Trophy quarter-final: Leyton Orient 3 Gateshead 3

The Hammers had their chances but they were outplayed by the rampant Reds

12:00

West Ham United boss David Moyes praised the club and supporters for their plan to honour the late Bobby Moore at this weekend’s Premier League match against Liverpool.

The O’s will be missing Dan Holman and Sam Ling, but it could open the door for David Mooney to return to the match day squad

Yesterday, 16:30

West Ham United boss David Moyes would love to see Marko Arnautovic and Javier Hernandez maintain their fine form for the club against Liverpool at Anfield this weekend.

Yesterday, 15:00

London Raiders goalie Michael Gray is expecting another tough weekend of hockey as they face former EPL sides Peterborough Phantoms and Swindon Wildcats.

Yesterday, 14:54

West Ham United boss David Moyes knows a trip to Anfield is as hard as they come, but is relishing this weekend’s journey to Merseyside.

Yesterday, 13:00

Leyton Orient return to their Brisbane Road home this week for a vital game with National League rivals Gateshead in the quarter-finals of the FA Trophy.

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read sport

Show Job Lists

Competitions

Having a brand new kitchen is something that lots of people want but can only dream of. Sadly keeping up to date and making our living spaces as nice as they can be is a costly and incredibly stressful business. Even a fresh coat of paint makes all the difference but isn’t easy or quick.

Who wouldn’t love the chance to go on a shopping spree. Imagine being able to walk into a shop and choose whatever your heart desires without having to worry about how much it costs.

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Docklands and East London Advertiser
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now