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Barking boss O’Shea happy as Blues share Peter Webster Trophy

10:57 21 July 2014

Barking's Steve Willis on the ball during Saturday's 1-1 draw with Tilbury. Pic: Terry Gilbert

Barking's Steve Willis on the ball during Saturday's 1-1 draw with Tilbury. Pic: Terry Gilbert

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For the second consecutive season Barking and Ryman One North outfit Tilbury shared the Peter Webster Trophy at the weekend as the two teams couldn’t be separated at Mayesbrook Park.

Captains Ben O'Brien (Barking) and Aaron Walters (Tilbury) with club president Ron Debenham with the trophy. Pic: Terry GilbertCaptains Ben O'Brien (Barking) and Aaron Walters (Tilbury) with club president Ron Debenham with the trophy. Pic: Terry Gilbert

A first half goal from former Romford and Thurrock winger Luke Stanley cancelled out Jack West’s opener for Tilbury and neither side could find the net again after the break to ensure it finished 1-1.

Barking manager Mick O’Shea was pleased with the work out his side got in their first pre-season match of the new campaign

“It was a nice hot day and again the trophy was shared.,” said O’Shea

“Tilbury manager Paul Vaughan said to me afterwards ‘maybe we should rename it and call it The Draw Trophy,’ one of us might win it one day!

“It was a good exercise for the club and it was a bit feisty but I don’t do friendlies.

“I don’t want aggression but I want us to match them, especially being at home. We want to be playing attractive football and we have some really experienced lads now.”

There were plenty of new faces in the Barking squad, including the likes of former players Chas Liddiard and Glen Golby.

More experienced players like Steve Willis, Tom Jeffes, Jason Willis and George Shelvey, brother of Swansea City’s Jonjo were all involved as O’Shea looks to build a strong squad for the Essex Senior League season ahead.

The Blues boss felt he was able to give everybody a fair opportunity on Saturday and added: “We made about six or seven substitutions after about 55-60 minutes because that is the whole point of pre-season to give lads a chance.

“It is a level playing field. We have a serious pre-season and it is so everyone will get a chance to impress or maybe not impress.

“We have a number of games so everyone will get their chance and it is about them understanding that it is a squad game.”

Barking’s next friendly is tomorrow (Tuesday) night against local rivals Romford before they host another game on Thursday against Maldon & Tiptree.

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