Abayomi rues missed chances

A Tower Hamlets player gets in a header against Stansted (pic: Tim Edwards)

A Tower Hamlets player gets in a header against Stansted (pic: Tim Edwards) - Credit: Archant

Mile End club suffered a fourth consecutive defeat last night

Tower Hamlets manager Ade Abayomi admits missed chances cost his team in their Essex Senior League clash with Waltham Forest last night (Monday).

The Mile End Stadium club entertained the basement boys of the division looking to end their poor run of form.

O’Neal Rowe put them ahead after 28 minutes, but they conceded an equaliser on the stroke of half time.

And despite creating numerous opportunities, two goals in the final 10 minutes gave the away side a 3-1 victory.


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It was enough to move them off the bottom and leave Hamlets unhappy after a fourth consecutive defeat.

“Yesterday’s match was the worst I have seen in terms of us missing chances. We had so many,” said Abayomi.

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“Even their manager couldn’t believe they won the game. It was so frustrating, but I will take heart from the fact that we are making these opportunities.

“I guess as a coach we need to do some more shooting practise, but I won’t change the way I play – never.

“The chances kept coming and coming last night and they must have only had three and they took them all.

“Waltham Forest’s goalkeeper made two brilliant saves, but they are great, open chances that we have had and missed.”

How Hamlets could do with Randell Williams, the winger that departed to join Premier League Crystal Palace earlier this month.

The 19-year-old impressed in the Essex Senior League at the start of the season and eventually caught the eye of Eagles boss Alan Pardew.

Abayomi has been kept up to date with the progress of his former player and is delighted to see him doing so well.

He added: “Randell is there now and in time he will show them what he can do. The feedback I am getting - it sounds like he is doing really well.

“Hopefully come the end of the season he will get a longer contract. I hope he can play and stay high up the leagues.

“I am really happy to see him do so well and he is an inspiration to all of our young players.”

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