Barking aim to kick off 2019 with success at East London

PUBLISHED: 10:00 03 January 2019

Barking director of rugby Andrew Moreland (pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

Barking director of rugby Andrew Moreland (pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

©TGS Photo +44 1376 553468

Gale Street club set for first game following Christmas break this weekend

Barking return to action in London Three Essex on Saturday with a trip to East London.

Like all sides in the division, the Gale Street club have been without a game since December 15 owing to the Christmas break.

Unlike most, though, Barking saw their game against Old Cooperians on that date abandoned at half-time because on an injury sustained by the referee.

It means the Gale Street club have not played a full 80 minutes since losing 39-0 at Chelmsford four weeks ago.

Director of rugby Andrew Moreland will hope the lengthy gap does not affect Barking too much as they look to start the New Year on a high.

When the Gale Street club hosted East London earlier in the campaign, they were beaten 29-12 in September.

Barking will hope to reverse that score this weekend as they look begin 2019 as they mean to go on by claiming a win.

If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Barking and Dagenham Post. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the Barking and Dagenham Post