Barkingside boss delighted with win

PUBLISHED: 12:56 04 April 2013 | UPDATED: 12:56 04 April 2013

Barkingside manager Matt Frew

Barkingside manager Matt Frew

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Essex Senior League: Barkingside 5 Sawbridgeworth 1

Barkingside boss Matt Frew was pleased with his team’s convincing win over Sawbridgeworth Town last night, especially after making a number of changes to the side.

Frew had warned beforehand that he would make changes, and was glad the move didn’t backfire in the Essex Senior League clash at Oakside.

He said: “It was one of those where everything went right, I made a lot of changes to the team and it could have been a banana skin.

“We rested a few players, but it was a really good performance by the boys that come in.

“First half we played to their tempo, and we were very slow so I was a bit worried.

“When we upped it by a few gears we streamrolled them, and got a few goals.

“The only disappointment was that we didn’t score a few more because it could have been a lot more.”

Barkingside had been held to a 2-2 draw by Sawbridgeworth when the side’s met earlier in the season.

But Frew reluctantly admitted the opposition were poor in the return fixture.

“I don’t like to say it about teams but it was one of the worst Sawbridgeworth teams I’ve seen in a while,” he added.

“They were all very young and not really good enough.”

Reece Cosson bagged a brace for ‘Side, including one from the spot in the resounding win and Frew had praise for the midfielder.

“I played Reece in a more advanced role last night.” said Frew

“He has been on the bench the last few games, but I decided to give him a start because he is a massive player for us and I’ve been impressed with him since he came back early from travelling,

“We thought he wasn’t going to be back until October time but it was cut short.

“I played him as a forward and he could have scored four goals last night. He should really have got his hat-trick, but his energy and desire was brilliant all night and I have to agree with him being named man of the match.”

Sean Crossley, Richard Oxby and Dan Calloway grabbed the other goals as Side consolidated their fourth place position and closed the gap on Takely to just three points.

‘Side travel to second-placed Great Wakering on saturday, looking to avenge a 5-0 home defeat from earlier in the season.

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