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Blues coach looking for some momentum

PUBLISHED: 16:20 30 December 2009 | UPDATED: 09:03 11 August 2010

BARKING coach Neil Day saw yet another fixture called off on Boxing Day, but insists the long wait for a game could work to the club s advantage.

BARKING coach Neil Day saw yet another fixture called off on Boxing Day, but insists the long wait for a game could work to the club's advantage, writes Iain Liddle.

The Blues were scheduled to host bottom club Mauritius Sports Association at the weekend, but an unfit playing surface saw it postponed as early as Christmas Eve.

Barking have now not played an Essex Senior League game since December 12, when they drew 0-0 at Enfield 1893, but Day believes the re-arranged schedule will suit his side.

"All season our problem has been not being able to build momentum," he said.

"It can go both ways, but now we've got a fixture pile-up and it could be a perfect way to finally build some.

"There are going be a lot of Saturday and Tuesday games, but if we want to progress we're going to have to get used to that.

"If you look at the top of the league then Burnham Ramblers have lost two or three games recently and if we can win our games in hand then we won't be far off the top.

"I've said it before, but if anyone can go on a decent run then the title is up for grabs this year. It will come down to who is positive enough to go for it."

Barking did receive two presents in the past week however, with the arrivals of midfielders George Tubey, from Romford, and Danny Hayes.

"We will need a squad in the coming weeks with games coming thick and fast so everyone will hopefully get an opportunity," said Day.

n Barking are due to host in-form Takeley on Saturday.


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