Essex Senior League: Barking boss Glen Golby to give youth a chance in Gordon Brasted Memorial Trophy quarter-final with Redbridge

PUBLISHED: 13:30 28 March 2017

Brad Ling plays it forward for Barking against Eton Manor (pic: Terry Gilbert)

Brad Ling plays it forward for Barking against Eton Manor (pic: Terry Gilbert)


Blues host the Motormen with a place in final four up for grabs

Redbridge joint-managers Dave Ross (right) and Ricky Eaton (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)Redbridge joint-managers Dave Ross (right) and Ricky Eaton (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Barking joint-player/manager Glen Golby has revealed some of the club’s academy players will be in the squad for the Gordon Brasted Memorial Trophy quarter-final at home to Redbridge tonight (Tuesday).

With the Blues on the cusp of winning the Essex Senior League, Golby will again take the opportunity to rotate his squad with one eye on Saturday’s trip to Stansted.

When Golby rotated his squad for last week’s trip to Sawbridgeworth Town in League Cup, though, Barking were beaten and the manager is expecting better this time around.

“It will be a similar squad to the one we put out last week and it will be another chance for the fringe players to show us what they can do,” he said.

“It was poor against Sawbridgeworth last week and a few of those we were given a chance didn’t take it.

“Some of the academy boys, like Matty Santos and Mike Sherwood, will be given a chance.

“It will be good for them to get the experience, and good for me and (fellow joint-manager) Steve Willis to see what they can do.”

As for Barking’s opponents Redbridge, they have endured a mixed season following relegation from the Ryman North.

Despite their up-and-down campaign, the Motormen shocked Southend Manor in the previous round of the Trophy.

And that is a result which has Golby sounding a note of caution ahead of tonight’s clash.

“Redbridge are your typical Essex Senior League club in that they are inconsistent,” he added.

“One week, they could get a win that shocks people, and the next lose to a team they should beat.

“We know they can cause us problems, but if we play to our potential, we have enough about us to progress.”

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