Golby: Barking had chances to beat Hullbridge

PUBLISHED: 15:00 29 February 2016

Barking player-manager Glen Golby saved a penalty against Bowers (pic: Terry Gilbert)

Barking player-manager Glen Golby saved a penalty against Bowers (pic: Terry Gilbert)


Late equaliser leaves Blues boss frustrated after ESL clash

Barking joint-boss Glen Golby was frustrated his team failed to heed the pre-game warnings after drawing 1-1 against Hullbridge Sports in the Essex Senior League.

Joe Staunton had put the hosts ahead four minutes after half time, but Sports hit back in the final minutes of the match with Jimmy Cox netting a late equaliser.

The late strike for the visitors came off the back off a free kick and Golby was disappointed the Blues conceded from an area they knew Hullbridge were dangerous from.

“I thought we played well and had chances to put the game to bed, but credit to Hullbridge who did what we knew they would do and that was to make it difficult from set pieces,” said Golby.

“They would also get to the second ball first from a free kick and would make it difficult for our defence.

“We were always going to draw a few games and while it it disappointing, Hullbridge are a good side who can beat anyone on their day. It’s not a bad result and we did not lose, which is the main thing.”

The result keeps Barking well placed in second as the race for the Essex Senior League crown nears its climax.

But with leaders FC Romania also dropping points in a 1-1 at Wadham Lodge, Golby was upset that the Blues were unable to cut the eight-point gap.

“It is disappointing not to win with Romania dropping points, but we have to hope other teams can take points off of them,” added Golby.

“You also have the likes of Basildon United and Bowers & Pitsea who have a lot of games to catch up on, so you’re never too sure what could happen. We didn’t lose, so that’s a positive.”

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