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Barkingside relegation fears increase

Brian Suchley in action for Barkingside. Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO Brian Suchley in action for Barkingside. Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO

Tuesday, December 24, 2013
6:00 PM

Barkingside’s poor form continued as they went down 2-0 at Cheshunt on Saturday.

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The visitors made a strong start in Hertfordshire but eventually fell to their fourth straight defeat in Ryman One North.

After the game beat the weather, Brian Suchley and Matty Gulfer missed decent chances to give Side the lead.

But John Megicks gave Cheshunt the lead three minutes before the break from a free-kick and Allen Bossman doubled the lead 15 minutes into the second half.

It continues what has been a miserable December for Barkingside who now sit perilously close to the relegation places as the season reaches its halfway mark.

The gap to the drop zone is still five points, but Side have played two more games than Erith and Belvedere, who are third from bottom.

Manager Matt Frew has said that survival was the aim this season in the club’s first season since promotion from the Essex Senior League.

Side face local rivals Redbridge on Boxing Day at Oakside, before away games against relegation rivals Brentwood Town tomorrow Saturday and then promotion-chasing Witham Town on New Year’s Day.

Frew said: “Brentwood’s a massive game. We need to beat them to keep ourselves above them in the table.

“January will be a big month for us. The teams around us like Erith and Belvedere and Wroxham are on the fixture list, which is where our survival will be decided.

“We played well but we’re not getting the rub of the green at the moment. We need to start getting some points on the board,” he concluded.

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