Bostik North: Barking determined to get better of Hertford Town

Kiernan Hughes-Mason scores his second goal for Barking against Norwich United (pic: Terry Gilbert)

Kiernan Hughes-Mason scores his second goal for Barking against Norwich United (pic: Terry Gilbert) - Credit: Archant

Blues head for Town this weekend after victory at home to Norwich United

Barking will be gunning for all three points at Hertford Town on Saturday after losing the previous Bostik North meeting between the sides, according to assistant manager Andre Thomas.

In the previous battle of the Blues in January, Justin Gardner’s men lost 2-1 to Town at Mayesbrook Park.

However, with Barking having returned to winning ways last weekend with a 3-1 victory at home over Norwich United, confidence is likely to be high.

And Thomas says the loss to Hertford earlier in the season has given the Mayesbrook Park men even more reason to claim all thee points this time around.

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“We want to get a result against Hertford. They got the points when they left Mayesbrook Park last time, so we definitely want to make that right,” he said.

“It won’t be easy, they’ll have a vocal crowd, an organised team and a coaching staff who’ll do what needs to be done to gain that edge.

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“For us, it’s to know these things and overcome them. If we can do that, I don’t see many reasons why we can’t get the result.”

Kiernan Hughes-Mason netted the goal for Barking against Hertford in January, and was also on target at the weekend in the win over Norwich.

Hughes-Mason netted a second-half brace in an ultimately comfortable win for the Blues over the struggling Planters, with Ben O’Brien also on target.

Thomas was delighted to see Hughes-Mason double up in the win over Norwich, believing the goals were just rewards for the Barking man’s recent efforts.

“I’m happy for Kiernan and his two goals. Against Brentwood Town, he showed his coaching side, then on Tuesday against Maldon & Tiptree he showed both his coaching and playing sides, and on Saturday against Norwich he was able to focus on being a player,” he added

“The two goals were a reward for his hard work on and off the pitch.”

Barking will hope they can make it two wins in a row with a success on their trip to Hertford this Saturday.

And any positive result on their trip to Hertingfordbury Park will set them up nicely to host Tilbury in the league on Tuesday.

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