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Barking hurt after rival loss

PUBLISHED: 12:31 29 September 2015 | UPDATED: 12:31 29 September 2015

Barking, in their white change strip, in action against Brentwood (pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

Barking, in their white change strip, in action against Brentwood (pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

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Kicker Lloyd downbeat as Brentwood cruise to victory

Barking, in their white change strip, in action against Brentwood (pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo)Barking, in their white change strip, in action against Brentwood (pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

Backs coach Ben Lloyd was frustrated Barking were unable to capitalise on good spells of pressure as they lost 56-19 at home to Brentwood.

Nathan Barham scored Barking’s only try of the game with Lloyd contributing the reamining 14 points from the boot.

Barking, in their white change strip, in action against Brentwood (pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo)Barking, in their white change strip, in action against Brentwood (pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

But Brentwood ran in eight tries of their own as they moved top of London One North and Lloyd admits the loss is all the more frustrating because of the proximity between the two clubs.

“We’re disappointed in the result and the way we went about things. Brentwood have had a good start but they’re our local rivals so we want to beat them,” said Lloyd.

“We know a few of they players so it hurts even more when you lose those matches.

“We showed a lot of promise in patches with some good passages of play but unfortunately we were unable to make it count.”

The Gale Street club found themselves in good positions to score more tries throughout the match but coughed up possession before they could make it count.

And Lloyd says this is something the team must work on if they are to start stringing a good run of results together, with the success at home to Ruislip their only win this season.

“The error count was too high. I think they had 18 tunrovers - you can’t expect to win games when it is that high,” he added.

“The line out also needs some improving but the game was lost in the number of turnovers we conceded, they proved costly.

“We need to start building some continuity in attack. At this level, if you get to four or five phases you have a good chance of scoring.”


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