Search

Bethnal Green United shocked by Southend Manor defeat

PUBLISHED: 11:13 19 November 2009 | UPDATED: 15:16 05 October 2010

Marlon Campbell of Bethnal Green appeals to his team - Bethnal Green United vs London APSA - Essex Senior League Football at Mile End Stadium - 28/10/09 - MANDATORY CREDIT: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO - Self billing applies where appropriate - Tel: 0845 094 6026

Marlon Campbell of Bethnal Green appeals to his team - Bethnal Green United vs London APSA - Essex Senior League Football at Mile End Stadium - 28/10/09 - MANDATORY CREDIT: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO - Self billing applies where appropriate - Tel: 0845 094 6026

Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO c/o 27 Plaiters Way, Braintree, Essex, CM7 3LR - Editorial Use ONLY - FA Premier League and Football League images are subject to Licencing restrictions

Bethnal Green manager Justin Gardner had admitted he will be changing the personnel at the club after he was left shocked by his side's performance on Tuesday

Bethnal Green manager Justin Gardner had admitted he will be changing the personnel at the club after he was left shocked by his side's performance on Tuesday.

Goals from Marlon Boateng and Anton Stephenson were not enough as The Greens were beaten 3-2 by Southend Manor in their Essex Senior League Cup match.

Gardner's anger with his defence has reached boiling point and he has admitted he will now be looking to add to his squad.

"I was fuming at half-time and I was fuming at half-time because our defending was abysmal," he moaned.

"I was a defender myself and the mistakes they are making I cannot help them with as they are just schoolboy errors and I will have to bring in some more defenders now.

"It is so frustrating because going forward we are playing well."

United took the lead after 40 minutes when a long ball over the top was controlled and finished with aplomb by Boateng, but a terrible five minutes before the break left Gardner pulling his hair out.

Tamba Ngondo gave the ball in the centre of the park and Manor took full advantage with a good cross into the box which was finished well by the Southend striker.

Two minutes later Manor took the lead when Green failed to clear a cross from the right and the hosts made no mistake by burying the ball into the corner of the net.

It was 3-1 after 60 minutes when the East End club failed to deal with a long ball over the top and the Manor midfielder strode through unchallenged to place the ball into the net.

With 25 minutes left Green were given a lifeline when in-form striker Anton Stephenson tucked the ball away from close range and although both Boateng and Kadir Jama both hit the woodwork, Greens went down to a depressing defeat.

"It is annoying as although we were terrible defensively, we did not deserve to lose on the way we attacked, but that is the way it goes," Gardner said.

"I would not mind if we lost to a team that were better than us, I can handle that.


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the East London Advertiser. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Latest East London Sports News

Yesterday, 17:00

Leyton Orient head coach Ross Embleton has explained the reasons behind the Port Vale match being swapped to an earlier kick-off.

Yesterday, 12:00

Leyton Orient defender Dan Happe insists it’s a rare occasion for him to find the back of the net but was more focused on the clean sheet and picking up the win.

Yesterday, 09:30

Leyton Orient head coach Ross Embleton heaps praise on young defender Dan Happe as he netted the winner in their 1-0 victory over Bradford City.

Tue, 12:00

Leyton Orient head coach Ross Embleton is hoping to be able to stick with a similar line-up for the Bradford City clash on the back of a 3-0 win over Harrogate Town.

Tue, 10:00

West Ham United fan and budding journalist Kwame Boakye is now starting to believe that the Hammers can enjoy a successful season in the Premier League.

Mon, 16:31

Spectators are set to return to sports venues next month as coronavirus restrictions are eased in areas with lower infection rates.

Mon, 12:00

London Lions became the first team to qualify for the quarter-finals of the BBL Cup beating the Leicester Riders in fine fashion, 98-89 at the Copper Box.

PROMOTED CONTENT

Let’s get physical! One of the dangers of lockdown is to be lulled into laziness, watching too many box sets, and eating and drinking too much, but there is no excuse to not start exercising to get fit and stay healthy.

UK Government Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced extra measures to support workers and businesses throughout winter, including a furlough scheme extension paying 80 per cent of staff wages.

The way the UK does business with Europe changes from January 1, heralding a new start. All companies that trade with the EU need to act now to make sure they are set to go.

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

Latest from the East London Advertiser