Bostik North: Barking boss Justin Gardner pays tribute to former joint-manager Glen Golby

PUBLISHED: 14:00 29 August 2017

Glen Golby (left) has stepped down as Barking joint-manager, leaving Justin Gardner (right) in sole charge (pic: Terry Gilbert)

Glen Golby (left) has stepped down as Barking joint-manager, leaving Justin Gardner (right) in sole charge (pic: Terry Gilbert)


Golby resigned from his position with Blues on Monday due to family reasons

Barking have been dealt an early season blow after Glen Golby resigned from his role as joint-manager of the Bostik North club on Monday.

Golby, who guided the Blues to the Essex Senior League title last term alongside Steve Willis, was part of the management term this year with Justin Gardner, who joined in the summer.

However, Golby decided to step down at joint-boss following the 1-0 loss at Witham Town on Monday due to family reasons.

The resignation has left Gardner in sole charge of Barking, but he was keen to pay tribute to the work of his predecessor.

“It’s disappointing that Glen has resigned because one of the reasons I came to Barking was that I was looking forward to working with him,” said Gardner.

“I know Glen well as he’s played under me at Aveley when I was manager, but family comes first and I can’t blame him for making that decision.”

Over the Bank Holiday weekend, Barking were beaten 1-0 at home Heybridge Swifts on Monday, before losing 1-0 at Witham on Monday.

It means the Blues are still on the lookout for their first league win of the season, but Gardner says there is no need to press the panic button just yet.

“We lost twice, which is disappointing, but the performances in both matches were fine, so we’re not down in the dumps,” he added.

“We have to keep moving on trying to get that first win, but on Monday against Witham, I thought we dominated the game.”

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