Essex Senior League: Barking boss Glen Golby confident of progressing past Burnham Ramblers in Essex Senior League Cup

PUBLISHED: 13:30 10 January 2017

Barking boss Glen Golby (right) heads the ball (pic: Terry Gilbert)

Barking boss Glen Golby (right) heads the ball (pic: Terry Gilbert)


Table-topping Blues host bottom club Ramblers with a place in quarter-finals at stake

Barking player/joint-manager Glen Golby believes his side have an excellent chance to progress past Burnham Ramblers in the Essex Senior League Cup tonight (Tuesday).

The Blues take part in their first competitive match of 2017 looking to progress to the quarter-finals of the competition.

Against Burnham, Barking appear to have as good a chance as any with the Essex Senior League leaders hosting the division’s bottom club.

And with the match set to be Barking’s first competitive outing since December 17, Golby revealed the squad will have a distinctly first-team look tonight.

“Everything is looking good for the cup match with Burnham and we should be very close to a full strength side,” said Golby.

“Of course there will be one or two rested for the big game in the league against Romania on Saturday, but the majority of the first-team squad will be involved.

“It’s a great chance for us to progress in the cup and is also a good chance to get some good form going at the start of the year.”

Barking did, however, have a friendly with Essex Olympian League outfit Frenford Senior last week to warm-up for the cup clash.

The Blues triumphed 6-3 at Mayesbrook Park with goals from Petrit Elbi, James Peagram, Max Watters (2), Omari Delgado and Ben O’Brien, but Golby says the result did not matter.

“We played a different system to accommodate certain players and we told the lads before we didn’t care about the result,” added the defender.

“It was a chance to give the boys some game time and most got around 60 minutes and it was good to get a few goals too.”

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