Barking assistant Thomas pleased with Soham Town Rangers win

PUBLISHED: 13:00 20 November 2018

Barking manager Justin Gardner and assistant Andre Thomas look on (Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Barking manager Justin Gardner and assistant Andre Thomas look on (Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

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Barking assistant manager Andre Thomas was pleased to get back to winning ways as his side sealed a 2-1 win against Soham Town Rangers.

Darelle Russell celebrates (pic Terry Gilbert)Darelle Russell celebrates (pic Terry Gilbert)

Only seven minutes had been played when Joshua Davison put the Blues ahead with his first goal for the club, firing a low shot across Josh Pope and into the net.

But the visitors could have levelled when a near post cross was scuffed wide, before Darelle Russell doubled Barking’s advantage on 34 minutes, volleying home from Ricky Tarbard’s cross.

Sam Mulready poked home a reply three minutes from time, from a long throw-in, but Barking held on to take the points

“I’m very pleased to get back to winning ways,” Thomas said.

“It was an important victory as Soham is one of the team around us so these points meant a lot more.”

The former Clapton assistant heaped praise on goal scorers Joshua Davison and Darelle Russell for their part in sealing the points.

“Josh is a natural goal scorer so I’m glad he showed that with how well he took his chance,” he said.

“Darelle has been superb, his attitude, his application and his performances.

“Glad he got a goal and an assist on Saturday, long may it continue.”

He did admit the disappointing part of the performance was conceding in the 87th minute and not being able to hang on for a clean sheet.

“Yes because as much as they (Soham Town) imposed their stamp on the game I felt we equally dropped off and went away from our game plan which helped them with their quest to get back into the game.”

The four new additions Ross Elsom, Billy Willis, Michael Mignot and Chinedu Osadebe didn’t play a part in the match but the later two were named on the bench.

“They’ve been at training and Michael and Chin were both named in the match day squad.

“Only reason they didn’t feature was due to tactical decisions.

“They’re both ready and will get their chance at the right time.”

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