Barking’s Golby glad to help

PUBLISHED: 10:00 05 May 2015

Barking's Glen Golby chases Clapton's Andy Mott as Tom Jeffes looks on (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Barking's Glen Golby chases Clapton's Andy Mott as Tom Jeffes looks on (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

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Stand-in striker on target in final win

Barking’s Glen Golby was more than happy to get on the scoresheet in the Gordon Brasted Memorial Trophy final.

Experienced Golby netted his side’s fourth goal in a 4-2 win over Clapton at Burnham’s Leslie Field ground, after being deployed in a surprise attacking role by manager Mick O’Shea.

Golby said: “He phoned me and said we want to go strong, can you play up front?

“So I told him I can’t really run, but put the ball up there and I’ll hold it and play, but it was more just to protect Tom to give him a bit of space, rather than him being up front on his own really.”

Leading scorer Tom Jeffes had been battling to overcome an injury to play in the final, but linked up well with his stand-in partner.

And Jeffes took his tally for the season to 21 with Barking’s third goal, after Joe Staunton and Ben O’Brien had netted either side of the break before James Briggs replied for Clapton.

Golby added; “I thought we did well. All they did was the long ball over the top which we dealt with. I thought Billy (Rix) and Jay (Taylor) at the back were superb, I couldn’t fault either one of them.”

Jake Stevens grabbed a late consolation for Clapton, but there was no denying Barking their first piece of silverware in 18 years.

And it also meant a silver lining for Jeffes in his final match for the club before taking up a new job on the south coast.

Golby added: “It’d be good if he could play every week, but it’s the way it goes. All the best to him down in Portsmouth!”

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