Ade hopes Hamlets can sign off in style

Action from the recent Mile End Stadium derby between Sporting Bengal United (blue) and Tower Hamlet

Action from the recent Mile End Stadium derby between Sporting Bengal United (blue) and Tower Hamlets (pic: Tim Edwards) - Credit: Archant

The talented youngster put in a fine display against London Bari earlier in the week

Tower Hamlets manager Ade Abayomi has warned his players to keep giving everything until their Essex Senior League campaign ends as relegation is still a threat for the Mile End club.

A 2-0 win over local rivals London Bari on Monday helped make up for the reverse they suffered against Clapton at the Old Spotted Dog on Saturday.

Victory has taken Hamlets to 36 points with just two more fixtures remaining, but most of the sides below them have plenty of games still to play.

While it doesn’t seem likely that Abayomi’s men will finish in the bottom two, he has warned them to keep on fighting ahead of taking on fellow strugglers Enfield at Barrows Farm this weekend.


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“Saturday’s game is on the Astroturf, so there is no reason why we can’t play some good football on it,” said the Hamlets manager.

“The team is full of confidence and we are hoping we can get another encouraging result. It will be an entertaining game, the last time we played them we did really well and won 5-2.

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“Enfield only have two more fixtures left and they need the points to guarantee their safety. They will be doing everything they can to beat us and we need to make sure we do the same.”

One club will definitely suffer relegation from the division this season and two could still go down, but it depends on a number of different factors.

And Abayomi wants his players to win their last two games and finish the campaign in style.

They travel to Enfield full of confidence after Edison Teberen’s 12th-minute opener and a stunning second from Alberto Martinez helped beat Bari.

Monday’s triumph boosted Hamlets spirit and hopes for next year, after they had lost 2-0 against Clapton at the Old Spotted Dog on Saturday.

“It was pleasing to get the win because it moves us away from the danger zone, but I’ll still be making sure the players give 100 per cent this weekend because teams below have games in hand on us,” said Abayomi.

“Even if relegation looks unlikely, we can’t take anything for granted. We need to try and get six points from the last two matches and see where it leaves us.

“Monday’s result has given ourselves a little bit of breathing space, though, which is good.”

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