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Barkingside boss Frew hails ‘massive’ win over Erith & Belvedere

Barkingside manager Matt Frew. Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO Barkingside manager Matt Frew. Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO

Tuesday, March 18, 2014
8:39 PM

For Barkingside boss Matt Frew it was almost a perfect Monday night as they recorded a vital 3-0 win over Erith & Belvedere.

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Chaz Liddiard, Steve Carvell and Charlie Rolls put the Oakside outfit into an unassailable position at the break.

And despite being in the box seat, Frew was never going to get carried away with the position they found themselves in, though felt the third goal from Rolls was crucial on the stroke of half time.

“The third goal knocked the stuffing out of them,” said Frew.

“That was important, and at 2-0 one goal completely changes it. I know some of my lot thought it was over at half time but I had to get it in their heads that you have just got to keep going and move up the gears.

“I don’t think we have really come out of fourth gear today, we could have won by a lot more.

“I thought we were a much better side than them, and that’s no disrespect to them but they are dangerous on the attack.

“I kept worrying that we were going to concede and I would have been angry if we had conceded that, because even though we have still got the three points, which is the most important thing, it was nice to get the clean sheet.”

The clean sheet marked only Side’s second of the campaign, and to find it, you had to go back to the 1-0 win over Waltham Forest in October.

It was also only the third time they had put together a run of two games undefeated, and while it has proved difficult, Frew felt his side had shown signs of turning the corner despite results not always going their way in recent weeks.

“It’s a massive three points against a team in and around us but the other pleasing thing is that it’s a clean sheet,” he added.

“We might have had one but I can remember the last one because we have conceded so many goals!

“But I feel we have deserved the three points. In the last four games I feel we’ve been turning the corner, we haven’t won all them games but there’s been a lot of positives and the boys now seem to be getting used to the standard.”

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