Barking’s response pleases O’Shea

PUBLISHED: 15:30 07 September 2015

Barking manager Mick O'Shea (pic: Terry Gilbert)

Barking manager Mick O'Shea (pic: Terry Gilbert)


Blues boss happy as team grab emphatic win after being knocked out of FA Cup

Barking boss Mick O’Shea was pleased his team bounced back from the disappointment of exiting the FA Cup with a 4-1 win over Takeley in the Essex Senior League.

The Blues were knocked out of the cup by last year’s title rivals Haringey Borough in a replay on Tuesday night.

But any lingering disappointment from that result was quickly put to one side as goals from Ben Turner, Wale Odedoyin, Eden Nelson and Ryan Creed fired them to victory against Takeley, much to O’Shea’s delight.

“It was a positive reply although I thought we laboured to the result a bit,” said O’Shea.

“We had a few players missing so it was a mixed bag in terms of the team that we put out.

“It was a good test for 60 minutes and then our fitness showed as we grabbed a couple more goals late on.”

It was a goal scoring performance that is likely to please O’Shea too, who has stated in recent weeks for the team to show a more prolific side.

And O’Shea has urged the Mayesbrook Park club to put more sides to the sword in the future.

He added: “I think we need to do it on a more regular basis. We’ve had lots of possession in other matches, like against Haringey, but it hasn’t led to the desired result.

“We’ll keep looking to get more forwards in but it is encouraging that we scoring so many goals. Our fitness is proving the difference, it’s not fluke that we’re scoring late goals.”

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