Barkingside begin busy spell

PUBLISHED: 12:15 22 April 2013

Barkingside manager Matt Frew

Barkingside manager Matt Frew

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Frew’s men face four games in six days

Barkingside entertain Essex Senior League rivals Eton Manor tonight in a pivotal week for their season.

Matt Frew’s men play four matches in the next six days, with trips to Haringey & Waltham and Takeley followed by a return meeting with Manor on Saturday.

Frew is looking to rest some players tonight, as he knows this week will be hard on his squad.

He said: “We play tonight, then Wednesday, then Thursday and then again on Saturday so it’s going to be hard on the boys.

“We haven’t played them (Eton Manor) yet this year.

“I’ll look to rest a few players tonight, but I have got the squad to cope.

“Eton will be hard, and won’t be no pushovers.

“They got a good result at the weekend (a 3-1 win over Takeley) but they do blow hot and cold sometimes, and hopefully they’re cold tonight and we blow hot.”

Frew rested some players for the weekend game against Hullbridge, and admits he needs to give some more players a rest.

“I rested four players on Saturday, including my captain so I’ll look to bring those back in tonight.

“Some of the players have played a hell of a lot of games for me, so I will be looking to give them a breather.”

The Barkingside boss described the 2-0 success over Hullbridge as a strange match, but was grateful for the win after goals either side of the break from Chas Liddiard and Richard Oxby.

“The Hullbridge game was a strange one,” he said.

“It was hard to get the ball down and play football, but we went in ahead before the break, and then we got a good goal in the second half.

“We had a bit of luck because they hit the post after we got the second but held on and it was good win.”

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