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Rugby Union: Andrew Moreland simply glad Barking could field a team in London Two South East defeat at Charlton Park

PUBLISHED: 12:00 19 December 2017

Action from Barking against Haywards Heath earlier in the season (pic: Tim Edwards)

Action from Barking against Haywards Heath earlier in the season (pic: Tim Edwards)

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Gale Street club ended the calendar year with another loss

Forwards coach Andrew Moreland was just pleased Barking were able to name a team after losing 88-12 at Charlton Park in London Two South East.

The Gale Street club crashed to a 12th straight loss in the division, but were not helped by a lack of availability.

Moreland revealed the lengths Barking had to go to name a matchday squad and was pleased not to have to forfeit another fixture.

“We were simply glad to get a team out as we were struggling for players before the game,” he said.

“At one stage, we only had 13 players available, so there was a bit of hard work scouring our player list to see who could play and get us up to the full 18.

“It was a defeat, but full credit to all who were able to play for us at short notice.”

The defeat means Barking have gone the whole of 2017 without a win in league rugby, so the Gale Street club will hope the new year brings better luck.

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