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Essex Senior League: Barking manager Glen Golby says early goal against Enfield was vital

PUBLISHED: 13:00 23 January 2017

Barking's James Peagram attacks against Enfield (pic Terry Gilbert)

Barking's James Peagram attacks against Enfield (pic Terry Gilbert)

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Blues cantered to a big success against E’s, which boss puts down to their fast start

Barking's Ben Higgs on the attack against Enfield (pic Terry Gilbert)Barking's Ben Higgs on the attack against Enfield (pic Terry Gilbert)

Barking player/joint-manager Glen Golby believes their early goal at home to Enfield set the hosts well on their way to a 5-0 victory in the Essex Senior League.

James Peagram put the Blues ahead in just the 10th minute, which Golby says settled any nerves, before Max Watters doubled their advantage five minutes later.

Peagram then struck again in both the 19th minute and the 26th minute to complete a first-half hat-trick, before Paul Oshin rounded out the resounding success in the 61st minute.

With Southend Manor losing and Clapton’s match called off, it also allowed the Mayesbrook Park club to open up a four-point lead at the top, leaving Golby delighted with the weekend’s work.

Barking's Max Watters attacks against Enfield (pic Terry Gilbert)Barking's Max Watters attacks against Enfield (pic Terry Gilbert)

“With other results going in our favour, it was another good afternoon for us on Saturday,” admitted Golby.

“Like we did against FC Romania the week before, we started really well against Enfield.

“We got an early goal, which was important as it settled us and allowed us to control the game from there.”

Peagram’s treble took him onto 36 goals in all competitions this season, with the Barking record for most in a single campaign of 54 well in his sights.

The Blues frontman also moved further clear at the top of the league’s scoring charts having struck 27 times this season – five more than Takeley’s Charlie Cole.

And with plenty more matches to come before the end of the season, Golby knows Peagram will continue to terrify opposition defences.

“James always looks like he’s going to score in every game he plays, so it was good for him that he was able to get a few more,” he added.

“He wants to break the club record for most goals in a season, and it would be a great achievement if he did.

“The hat-trick also took him further clear at the top of the league scoring charts, which would also be a great achievement if he won that.”


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