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Barkingside boss dwells on draw

PUBLISHED: 11:41 08 September 2014

Things get a bit heated between Barkingside and Ware on Saturday during their 1-1 draw at Cricklefield. Pic@ Alexander Mandelstam.

Things get a bit heated between Barkingside and Ware on Saturday during their 1-1 draw at Cricklefield. Pic@ Alexander Mandelstam.

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Frew: One mistake cost us victory

Barkingside boss Matt Frew was fairly disappointed with his side’s 1-1 draw against Ryman One North rivals Ware on Saturday.

Without wanting to take anything away from the efforts of his team, Frew felt the opposition offered little in terms of opportunity from an attacking perspective.

“One mistake and they’ve scored from it,” said Frew, who was quick to stress the fact his team had not lost was something to be proud of.

“It’s another point on the board, not to get beat is important,” he added.

The mood within the Barkingside camp appears to be confident and, despite missing out on victory, the nature in which they played would suggest the chemistry amongst the team is good and they feel as though they can push on.

However, the nature of the goal conceded – after a mistake from his centre-back, who passed it straight to Ware’s centre forward – annoyed Frew.

“Great assist, just wrong end of the pitch,” he said.

Frew felt three points would have been more likely had the home side managed to keep Ware out until half time.

“That would have meant Ware had to push players forward and we’re quick on the break,” he said.

It was not to be and despite both sides hitting the post in the second half they could not be separated.

Barkingside will not want to dwell on the result as they look forward to playing early pace-setters Needham Market tonight.

The two successive home games were seen as an opportunity to make some headway up the table.

And despite being unable to break down a team from lower in the standings, Frew’s men remain unbeaten at home in four matches and will look to maintain that at Cricklefield Stadium this evening.


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