Golby: Barking ready for important week
- Credit: Archant
Blues joint-boss confident ahead of clash with league leaders FC Romania
Barking joint-manager Glen Golby is fully aware the next week could go a long way to shaping how successful the club will be in the Essex Senior League this season.
The Blues host FC Romania tonight (Tuesday) before travelling to Sawbridgeworth Town on Saturday, with both opponents featuring near the top of the standings.
A pair of positive results would keep Barking right in the hunt for the title, while two defeats would be a massive setback and Golby understands he may have to reassess his targets after Saturday’s game.
“We’ll know where we stand a lot better after these next two games,” said Golby. “As always, the target is maximum points from both games, but we know that we are coming up against two strong teams.
You may also want to watch:
“Both the games against Romania this season have been tight games, but we know that Burnham Ramblers created a lot of chances against them recently so if we can keep it tight at the back, we’re confident.
“Sawbridgeworth were extremely well organised when we played them and it was another tight game that we unfortunately lost, but if manage to keep it tight at the back we know we can come through.”
- 1 Marvel movie blockbuster Black Widow filmed in Dagenham
- 2 Dagenham mum vows more acts of crochet kindness despite missing postbox toppers
- 3 New developments approved in Barking and Dagenham so far this year
- 4 Barking father's car stolen from driveway
- 5 Man in hospital after being found with facial injuries in Dagenham
- 6 Watchdog upholds 90pc of complaints against council, figures show
- 7 Barking and Dagenham and Redbridge 'least active' boroughs in London, study finds
- 8 Dagenham pastry chef wins patisserie award
- 9 Dagenham man sentenced after flying kick at cop during Black Lives Matter demo
- 10 Letter: Climate change and the floods
Eight points separate Barking from league leaders Romania ahead of their clash at Mayesbrook Park tonight, but crucially the hosts have two games in hand.
A win for the Blues would pile the pressure on Romania at the top of the table, while a defeat could see Golby’s men playing catch up over the rest of the season.
But the Barking joint-boss believes the game is not as make-or-break as it is being made out to be.
“It is a crucial game, but both ourselves and Romania have games against teams near the top of the table in the coming weeks,” added Golby.
“They could beat us, but then we could gain ground with our games in hand while they drop points against other sides, so it’s not all doom and gloom if we do lose.”