Barking boss wants more goals

PUBLISHED: 15:00 13 October 2014

Barking boss Mick O'Shea (pic; Terry Gilbert)

Barking boss Mick O'Shea (pic; Terry Gilbert)


Mick O’Shea looking for Blues to kill teams off and scouting Chelmsford City tonight

Barking boss Mick O’Shea was pleased with another three points on Saturday against Greenhouse London in the Essex Senior League but is frustrated his side aren’t making the most of the opportunities they are creating.

Tom Jeffes scored twice at Coles Park to beat the basement boys 2-1 and continue Blues unbeaten start to their league campaign.

However O’Shea felt his side could have scored a lot more against Greenhouse and wants them to be more clinical in front of goal.

“We have got to be going out and killing teams off,” said the Blues boss.

“We are winning games and it was another accomplished performance, we were comfortable but we are creating so many opportunities we should be smashing these teams.

“We need to be a bit sharper in front of goal.”

O’Shea gave a debut to reserve team player Michael Sherwood on Saturday and was impressed with his performance.

He did reveal, though, that Chaz Liddiard is set for some time on the sidelines after suffering ankle ligament damage recently.

“Chaz is injured at the moment and will be about three or four weeks,” admitted O’Shea.

“He needs a few weeks rest and then we’ll get him back but we don’t want him back too early. We have to make sure his ankle is right first.

“I also gave Michael Sherwood his bow from the reserves on Saturday. He came on at left-back and did very well.”

Barking were meant to face Conference South outfit Chelmsford City in the Essex Senior Cup tonight but that match has now been postponed.

Chelmsford drew 4-4 with Whitehawk in the FA Cup on Saturday and are set to play the replay tonight at Melbourne Stadium and O’Shea will be in attendance.

He added: “I will be over there, if it goes on that is.

“I would like to see them so hopefully it goes ahead. They should batter us but Concord Rangers nicked a win against them the other week.

“Chelmsford let four in on Saturday and a 4-4 in the FA Cup is a bit of a slog so hopefully we can get the game on as soon as possible and give it a go.”

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