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Essex Senior League: Barking manager Glen Golby just happy to get all three points at London Bari

PUBLISHED: 13:30 13 March 2017

Action from Barking's win at London Bari in the Essex Senior League (pic: Terry Gilbert)

Action from Barking's win at London Bari in the Essex Senior League (pic: Terry Gilbert)

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Blues manager admits it was a tough game, but win was all that mattered for title push

Barking player/joint-manager Glen Golby admits he had to make some tactical tweaks to the way his team were playing to come from behind and beat London Bari 2-1 in the Essex Senior League.

The Blues conceded midway through the first half at the Old Spotted Dog, but were level before half-time when fellow joint-manager Steve Willis found the net.

Joe Pearmain then struck the winner in the second half as the Mayesbrook Park club took another stride to the title.

And Golby was pleased with the resolve his squad showed, knowing results at this stage are more important than performances.

“We knew it would be hard on a bobbly pitch and that it would be tough to play football, so we started the match by going more direct,” he said.

“We were having limited success with that, so we had to change our tactics once again.

“Credit to London Bari, who caused us some problems, but I was pleased we were able to come away with the win.”

Barking were controlling much of the game at the Old Spotted Dog before going behind midway through the first half.

But Golby was pleased with the character shown by his time to draw level before half-time.

“We were causing Bari problems, but they scored from a counter-attack was disappointing,” he added.

“I was happy with the response, though, and I felt we showed good character to come back into the game.”

The equaliser came through fellow joint-manager Willis, and Golby was pleased with his impact.

“Steve has had a few chances in recent weeks, but he wasn’t able to take them, so it is pleasing when he does score,” he said.

“It’s great when he does score, but as long as he keeps doing what he needs to in defence, I’ll be happy.”


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