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Barking face challenge at Wadham Lodge

PUBLISHED: 11:00 01 April 2016

Barking player-manager Glen Golby looks on from the touchline (pic: Terry Gilbert)

Barking player-manager Glen Golby looks on from the touchline (pic: Terry Gilbert)

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Blues manager says he has been impressed by Lodge in debut ESL season

Barking boss Glen Golby believes Wadham Lodge can challenge for honours in the Essex Senior League next season ahead of the clash between the sides this weekend.

Wadham have earned a host of plaudits in their inaugural season in the division after promotion last year and are currently seventh.

And Golby admits he is among those to be impressed by Lodge this season and expects them to be a force again next year.

“Wadham have had their hiccups like every team, but they’ve done well and their players have adapted to this league,” he added.

“If they can keep hold of their players next season, I think they could do well once again. When we beat them at home in December, we were not too convincing, but hopefully it’s a good game and we get another win.”

Golby will also be hoping that his attacking options come to the fore again, with James Peagram hitting two and John Bricknell the other against Clapton.

Lamar Reynolds was among the goals for the Blues on Wednesday night, netting their second before blowing a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 at London Bari.

And Golby is keen for all of his attacking options to combine to prolific effect at Wadham Lodge this weekend.

“James’ pace off the shoulder of the last defender is frightening and John is doing well for us in the hole at the minute,” he said.

“Then we have Lamar who can do a similar job through the middle as James or out wide, or Joel Barnett who is doing great for us out of position out wide.”


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