Barkingside boss hopes to get back to winning ways

PUBLISHED: 12:30 01 November 2013

Barkingside manager Matt Frew (Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Barkingside manager Matt Frew (Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

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Barkingside boss Matt Frew thinks Saturday’s trip to Ryman One North stugglers Ware as the perfect opportunity to get back to winning ways after seven defeats in their last eight games in all competitions.

Inconsistent form has left Barkingside perilously near the relegation zone in 17th place, but the Oakside outfit will travel to Hertfordshire to face a team with just two league wins.

Frew said: “Every game is important but we must beat all the teams around us. We beat Waltham Forest a couple of weeks ago and that was a very important result.

“We need to get some points on the board.”

Side suffered a narrow defeat at Witham Town in the Essex Senior Cup on Tuesday night.

Midfielder Gabriel Onireti pulled a goal back after the home team went into a 2-0 lead.

Despite exiting the cup at the third round stage, Frew was impressed with his team’s application, calling it the “best performance of the season.”

He said: “I was very pleased with the performance.

“We gave a good account of ourselves against a very good team in Witham, who will be challenging for promotion.”

Having been promoted from the Essex Senior League last season, Barkingside have conceded the most goals in the league this season with 50 in 15 games.

In their last league clash, Side lost 5-4 at home to Waltham Abbey with Toran Senghore, Daniel Callaway and an Andrew Edmunds double notching for the home side.

The score was 4-3 at half-time but Frew is more worried about getting wins under their belt than keeping clean sheets.

He said: “It’s a massive step up in class. Last season we had the best defensive record in the division but the players are still getting used to the higher level.

“As long as we score more goals than the opposition, that’s the most important thing. It’s exciting for the fans at least!”

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