Essex Senior League: Glen Golby pleased Barking return to winning ways against Tower Hamlets

PUBLISHED: 14:00 06 March 2017

Joe Staunton of Barking goes for goal against Tower Hamlets (pic: Terry Gilbert)

Joe Staunton of Barking goes for goal against Tower Hamlets (pic: Terry Gilbert)


Blues recovered from defeat against FC Romania to down Ade Abayomi’s men

Barking player/joint-manager Glen Golby was delighted his side put their first loss in five league matches behind them by beating Tower Hamlets 3-1 in the Essex Senior League,

Prior to hosting Hamlets, the Blues fell to a 2-0 defeat at home to FC Romania on Tuesday night.

However, goals from James Peagram, Omari Delgado and Paul Oshin saw the Mayesbrook Park outfit get back on the winning trail.

And Golby was thrilled to see his side hit back and maintain their lead over Clapton at the top of the table.

“It was pleasing to get back to winning ways and though the performance wasn’t the best, we know now it’s the results that matter,” he said.

“The game against FC Romania was disappointing, but we knew always thought there would be one, maybe two, games before the end of the season.

“It was good to bounce back against Tower Hamlets and get back on the winning trail, especially for the confidence.”

Peagram opened the scoring for Barking in the 13th minute at Mayesbrook Park to set the hosts on their way to success.

And Golby believes it was vital his team scored early on to help calm the nerves following the loss to Romania.

“It was nice to get an early goal as teams when they play us see to pack the midfield and defence and make themselves hard to break down,” he added.

“Scoring an early goal means they have to come out and attack, which makes it easier for us going forward.

“Credit to Tower Hamlets, they had chances and impressed me, but they were a little naïve in their play at times.

Max Watters was also involved, lasting 68 minutes less than 24 hours after helping England Schoolboys beat their Scotland counterparts 5-1.

And Golby revealed it was a late call to include the teenager in the squad following a spate of withdrawals.

“Max texted us after his game on Friday night and asked to be involved, and it was between him and Matheus Santos to start,” he said.

“Max looked a little tired, but he has been playing a lot of football recently, so we have to manage him between now and the end of the season to get the best from him.”

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