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Essex Senior League: Barking begin packed run of games with trip to Wadham Lodge

PUBLISHED: 17:30 15 March 2017

Paul Oshin shield the ball for Barking against London Bari (pic: Terry Gilbert)

Paul Oshin shield the ball for Barking against London Bari (pic: Terry Gilbert)

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Blues set to play three times in next six days

Barking face a gruelling run of three games in six days, starting with a trip to Wadham Lodge in the Essex Senior League tonight.

Blues then host Southend in the league on Saturday, before visiting Sawbridgeworth Town in the League Cup quarter-final on Tuesday.

It is a difficult period for the Mayesbrook Park club at a crucial stage in the season, but joint player-manager Glen Golby is confident the squad has the depth to cope.

“We have plenty of players to pick from and a lot coming back from injury, so we should be able to cope well,” said Golby, after a 2-1 success at London Bari on Saturday.

“We have some tough decisions to make, but the players all know the situation and know they have a part to play in the run-in.”

Wadham Lodge will be no easy game for Barking, with their hosts in good form after six wins in their last seven games, including victories in their last three matches.

And Golby is aware that makes them a difficult proposition, even if they are currently in mid-table.

“Wadham Lodge will be a well-organised team packed with plenty of good players, but we know if we play to our ability, we will get the win,” added Golby.

“They changed managers midway through the season and he would have brought his own ideas and new players in. It’s taken time for them to gel, but they look like they now have, so we know we have to perform at our best if we want to win.”


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