Barkingside boss wants payback

PUBLISHED: 15:36 17 April 2013 | UPDATED: 15:36 17 April 2013

Barkingside manager Matt Frew

Barkingside manager Matt Frew

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Frew targets revenge against London Bari

Barkingside will be looking to set the record straight against London Bari when they play host to them tonight in the Essex Senior League.

Side lost 1-0 away to Bari back in September in a game which saw them reduced to ten men and Bari grabbing the winner in the dying phases despite dogged defending.

Manager Matt Frew said: “They’re a good side, but it was just one of those games. We had the player sent off and we held on but they got one at the death.”

Frew also believes that his team’s fine recent form, which has seen them win their last eight league games, will not be affected by a recent lay-off caused by postponements at Takeley and Haringey & Waltham.

He added: “I think it will give some of the guys a chance to recover from tough games, like the one against Burnham which went to extra time and it means that all the boys that may have been carrying little niggles can get fit again.

“The vibe I’m getting from the players is good and I think they’ll be ready to get back on the pitch tonight.”

Side will be without two players tonight, as Frew explained: “There are two that I just want to rest tonight just for the sake of protecting them. “Paul Kavanagh got injured in the Burnham game and his ankle is not 100 per cent yet, but he is on the mend, and Lorenzo Ramsay, who has an abdominal strain.

“He played through it at the Burnham game but now I’ve got an opportunity to rest him.”

Frew’s men have two other home fixtures to look forward to with Hullbridge Sports visiting Oakside on Saturday and Eton Manor providing the opposition on Monday.

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