Barking want goals

PUBLISHED: 16:30 15 September 2015

Barking's Matt Ashwell is beaten to the ball against London Bari (pic: Terry Gilbert)

Barking's Matt Ashwell is beaten to the ball against London Bari (pic: Terry Gilbert)


Manager Mick O’Shea demands his side sharpen up in front of goal against Waltham Forest this evening

Barking welcome Essex Senior League rivals Waltham Forest to Mayesbrook Park this evening for a League Cup clash and manager Mick O’Shea has called on his team to deliver some goals.

The Blues failed to find the net on Saturday against London Bari and the encounter ended as a goalless draw, much to the disappointment of the home side.

But they are aiming to rediscover their touch in front of goal tonight and even though the league is the priority, Barking would like to progress further in this competition.

O’Shea said: “It is a chance to get some goals. We are feeding the front two or three quite regularly.

“I am having good lads sitting on the bench while some on Saturday just weren’t at the races so we will look at our options for the Waltham Forest match.

“Every game is important. League is the priority to myself and the club, but we want to be successful and we can do that in the cup competitions as well.”

Barking reached the semi-finals of this cup last season and won the Gordon Brasted Memorial Trophy.

Although they were knocked out of that competition on penalties to FC Romania back in August, they’ll hope to progress in this cup against Forest.

They have played tonight’s opposition already this season and beat them 5-0, but O’Shea isn’t expecting another easy ride.

He added: “We had a great day out last year for the Gordon Brasted Memorial Trophy final and got a bit of silverware.

“I want to win every game for this football club and I won’t be putting a lightweight team out, that’s for sure.

“We put five past Waltham Forest last time out, but they aren’t cannon fodder. They have made a few changes and have a few boys from the Tottenham academy so it will be an interesting one.”

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