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Isthmian North: Barking boss Glen Golby pleased with test against Dagenham & Redbridge XI

PUBLISHED: 17:00 31 July 2017

Barking joint-managers Glen Golby (left) and Justin Gardner (pic: Terry Gilbert)

Barking joint-managers Glen Golby (left) and Justin Gardner (pic: Terry Gilbert)

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Blues beat young Daggers side 3-1 on Saturday to win Peter Webster Trophy, and manager says some of his players boosted their selection hopes

Alan Smalls of Barking sees his shot saved by the Dagenham & Redbridge XI keeper (pic: Terry Gilbert)Alan Smalls of Barking sees his shot saved by the Dagenham & Redbridge XI keeper (pic: Terry Gilbert)

Barking joint-boss Glen Golby says his side’s 3-1 win over a Dagenham & Redbridge XI in the Peter Webster Trophy has given the management team more food for thought ahead of the new Isthmian League campaign.

Goals from Billy Jones, Ernest Okoh and Jay Knight helped the Blues claim the pre-season trophy, with Mekhi Hyde netting for the young Daggers.

It ensured the Mayesbrook Park campaign continued their good form in pre-season, with Barking unbeaten in nine friendlies so far.

And Golby was happy with how the latest game went, believing it offered a good examination of the Blues’ stamina levels.

Danny Fitzsimons and Richard Kadima combine to win a header for Barking against a Dagenham & Redbridge XI (pic: Terry Gilbert)Danny Fitzsimons and Richard Kadima combine to win a header for Barking against a Dagenham & Redbridge XI (pic: Terry Gilbert)

“It was a nice run out for the boys. They were coming up against teenagers who train most days, so it was a good test of our players’ fitness levels,” he said.

“It was nice to win and we’ve said to the squad that winning is a habit, even if it is a friendly, and it is a good habit to get in ahead of the new season.”

“All the boys are doing well and some have kicked on with their fitness recently, which is helping them show their talent more, so they’re giving us something to think about.”


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