March 12 2014 Latest news:
Robin Cottle, Reporter
Thursday, January 9, 2014
Barkingside manager Matt Frew insists there is no truth to the rumours that have been circulating about him quitting the Oakside hotseat.
Side have played just one competitive game since Christmas, the 2-1 defeat to Brentwood, and are in deep relegation trouble in Ryman One North.
The Oakside outfit are only five points clear of the drop zone after a difficult first half of the campaign but Frew said: “I don’t know where these rumours have come from. Barkingside are as high as they’ve ever been and my aim is to keep them in this league.
“I wasn’t a quitter as a player and I don’t plan to start now. I’m going to stick it out. I’m confident we can turn the corner. The run we’re on is frustrating for everyone but I’ve still got a job to do.”
Barkingside are set to pay Sudbury a visit on Saturday and Frew hopes the Suffolk club’s decent facilities mean the game gets the all-clear.
But he is aware all teams in the league have to deal with their fair share of postponements at this time of year and is expecting yet another tough match.
Side have experienced a torrid recent run of form, losing all five league games played in December, and only managing one victory in eight since the start of November.
“It will be difficult,” said Frew. “Sudbury are a team who will be targeting the play-offs, but we’ll give it a crack.
“We could do with a little bit more luck and we’ll keep working hard, that is all we can ask of the players.”