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Lloyd: Barking boosted by successive wins

PUBLISHED: 10:30 23 February 2016

Barking backs coach Ben Lloyd clears the lines against Chingford (pic: Deborah Lloyd)

Barking backs coach Ben Lloyd clears the lines against Chingford (pic: Deborah Lloyd)

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Backs coach backs team to take off following Luton triumph

Backs coach Ben Lloyd believes Barking could have recorded a more emphatic victory at London One North bottom club Luton after earning a narrow 21-16 win.

The Gale Street club headed to Hertfordshire wary that their hosts would be looking for just a second win of the season, but the visitors were in control for vast parts of the game to triumph.

And while Lloyd would have liked to have won by more, he was simply happy that Barking were able to get a second straight win having beaten fellow battlers Chingford last time out.

“We’re pleased to back up our display against Chingford with another victory against another side near us in Luton,” said Lloyd.

“Winning those kind of matches against teams in a similar position to you has started to get us out of a tricky position that we were in. It’s tight down near the bottom.

“It’s a good win for us and one that will help massively, but I think we made it a lot harder for ourselves than it perhaps should have been.”

With Lloyd believing that Barking could have won the game by more, there is a suggestion that they may have missed out on a try bonus point that could prove crucial come the end of the season.

But the fly half remains relaxed, noting that many teams at either end of the season are struggling to pick up attacking bonus points on boggy pitches.

“I don’t think the weather is helping with that!” joked Lloyd. “In these conditions at the minute, no one is likely to score four tries because the pitches are not lending themselves to a wide, expansive game.

“It’s not a worry for us that we are not picking up bonus points when we win, but looking at how close it is between teams at the minute, we know we need a few more points before the season is over.”


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