Abayomi: We put on a show

PUBLISHED: 16:00 05 April 2016

A Tower Hamlets player (orange) in action at the Mile End Stadium (pic: Tim Edwards)

A Tower Hamlets player (orange) in action at the Mile End Stadium (pic: Tim Edwards)


Tower Hamlets boss thrilled to beat Bari and names Clapton as one to watch next season

Tower Hamlets manager Ade Abayomi was delighted his players ended their home campaign with a win last night.

London Bari were the visitors to the Mile End Stadium in the Essex Senior League and it finished 2-0.

Edison Teberen put the hosts ahead after 12 minutes and Alberto Martinez doubled the advantage in the 57th minute.

Abayomi was thrilled with his players and admitted it gives them great hope ahead of next season.

He said: “It was our last game at Mile End and we played really well, I was so happy with the performance.

“You don’t know what to expect because Bari are a decent side and play good football like us, but we were excellent and everybody at the club has been waiting for a performance like that.

“It is a shame it is only happening now at the end of the season, but shows we have something to build on for next year.”

The Hamlets boss warned his players before the match that they needed to get all three points. Abayomi’s men were only six points above Waltham Forest before yesterday’s fixture.

But the 2-0 success has moved them up to 14th now and gives them plenty of breathing space with only two more fixtures left.

“I said to the boys beforehand we are under a bit of pressure because we are close to the danger zone,” added Abayomi.

“Maybe that helped them, I don’t know, but they went out and put in an impressive display. Bari try to play a similar type of football to ourselves.

“You don’t see any long balls and it was a good game to watch. I have to compliment the way they play having seen then twice this season. They pass from the back and look to move it around nicely.”

The victory helped make up for Saturday’s 2-0 loss to Clapton at the Old Spotted Dog.

Hamlets goalkeeper Andrei Stinca was in fine form against the Tons and Abayomi praised him and their opponents.

“Andrei had a great game at the weekend. The pitch was not very good for us to try and play the football we like,” admitted the Mile End Stadium boss.

“It definitely wasn’t in our favour, but having said that we lost out to a very strong team. I think Clapton have some really good players and they will be one to watch next season. They could be going places.”

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