Essex Senior League: Manager Glen Golby praises ‘physical’ Barking after win at FC Romania

PUBLISHED: 13:45 16 January 2017 | UPDATED: 13:45 16 January 2017

Barking players celebrate after James Peagram scores the fourth at FC Romania (pic: Terry Gilbert)

Barking players celebrate after James Peagram scores the fourth at FC Romania (pic: Terry Gilbert)


Blues returned to the summit after a thrilling away win

Barking player/joint-manager Glen Golby believes the 5-2 win over FC Romania in the Essex Senior League was just reward for his team sticking to their game plan.

The Blues romped to victory at Theobolds Lane thanks to goals from Petrit Elbi, Joe Pearman (2), Ben Higgs and James Peagram.

It ensured the Mayesbrook Park club returned to the summit, and Golby says the victory came about because his squad did exactly what was asked of them.

“It was a very important win and we had a plan to deal with Romania, which we stuck to throughout,” said the defender.

“We had them watched and knew they’d play a 4-4-2 with a high line and a sweeper keeper, so we tried to get as many of our bigger players on the pitch to start.

“We wanted the boys to get in their faces, which they did and it certainly helped us get the win.”

Though the triumph returned them to the summit, Barking began the game in the unusual position of second.

Having led the standings for much of the season, the Blues were knocked off top spot by Clapton on Wednesday.

But Golby insists the Mayesbrook Park club did not use that as extra motivation, noting that had Clapton beaten Redbridge, rather than draw 0-0, the Old Spotted Dog outfit would still lead the way.

“The fact that Clapton had gone top did not give us any extra motivation to win as we knew they’d still have been top if they’d won,” he added.

“For us, it’s about taking each game as it comes, and hopefully by the time we have caught up on our games, we have pulled away at the top.”

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