Essex Senior League: Barking boss Glen Golby wants to avoid defeat at FC Romania

PUBLISHED: 13:00 13 January 2017

Barking manager Glen Golby (left) watches on from the sidelines (pic: Terry Gilbert)

Barking manager Glen Golby (left) watches on from the sidelines (pic: Terry Gilbert)


Blues boss says he would take a draw as title battle hots up

Barking’s joint player-manager Glen Golby says a draw would not be the worst result in the world when the Blues return to Essex Senior League action at FC Romania on Saturday.

The Mayesbrook Park outfit remain title favourites this season, but have seen a number of teams emerge as rivals and were knocked off top spot on Tuesday night by a charging Clapton side who beat Haringey & Waltham 4-1 — their fourth win in a row.

Another of those title challengers appeared to be Romania, but they are now 12 points adrift of Barking ahead of Saturday’s clash after being held by Ilford last weekend.

But Golby still feels that it is an important test for Barking if they are to achieve their goal of becoming champions, and as such knows it is important they do not lose.

“It’s a big game and I’m sure everyone in the chasing pack will be hoping for a Romania win,” said Golby.

“We’ve still got the likes of Romania, Southend Manor and Stansted all to play twice before the end of the season, so there are some big games to come.

“In terms of those matches, as long as we don’t lose, we won’t be too disheartened and if we get the win, then it’s even better.”

Should Barking win at the weekend, it would see Romania 15 points adrift of the Blues, but Golby believes that should not rule their hosts out of the title race.

“There are still plenty of chances for a few teams to go on and win the title and as we’ve seen this season, anyone can beat anyone. We’re in a good position, but we want to win all our remaining games this season,” added Golby.

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