Golby: Great for Barking to rebound with win

PUBLISHED: 13:00 08 February 2016

Barking player/joint-manager Glen Golby (pic: Terry Gilbert)

Barking player/joint-manager Glen Golby (pic: Terry Gilbert)


Blues joint-manager thrilled to beat Sawbridgeworth after Romania loss

Barking joint-boss Glen Golby says the 3-0 success at Sawbridgeworth Town was important following their midweek disappointment against Essex Senior League title rivals FC Romania.

The Blues went down 3-1 at home on Wednesday to slip 11 points behind Romania at the top of the standings.

But the Mayesbrook Park avoided losing further ground with a comfortable win at the Robins as James Peagram, John Bricknell and Lamar Reynolds all found the net.

There was also an impressive debut in goal from new recruit Aaron Tillbrook who did well in blustery conditions and Golby was pleased with the weekend’s efforts.

“It was nice to bounce back against Sawbridgeworth and to keep a clean sheet too was pleasing,” said Golby, who himself has featured between the sticks this season.

“Aaron came into the side because we have been struggling with injuries to our goalkeepers, but the back four prevented him from being tested too much.

“He kept kicking it into the opposition half which took the pressure off of us and he came to claim crosses well. It was pleasing to see how well he coped.”

Victory sees Barking stay third in the standings, but crucially they have games in hand over both of the teams above them in Romania and Basildon United.

With United drawing against Sporting Bengal at the weekend, it also saw the Blues close in on second place and Golby wants his team to pile on the pressure in the coming weeks.

“It was important to get the win because of other results around us,” he added. “We have a game in hand over Basildon so we can go to within three of them and two over Romania so can move within five.

“It’as all about putting pressure on those teams and if they slip up then we are back in there.”

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