Essex Senior League: Barking manager Glen Golby wants ‘revenge’ against Barkingside

PUBLISHED: 15:00 04 October 2016

Timi Abiola on the ball for Barking (pic: Terry Gilbert)

Timi Abiola on the ball for Barking (pic: Terry Gilbert)


Blues boss hopes to get one over only team to beat them in league this season

Player/joint-manager Glen Golby feels his Barking squad are in a good position to keep hold of top spot in the Essex Senior League when they welcome Barking tonight.

The Blues took top spot in the division on Saturday courtesy of a 1-0 win away to previous leaders Takeley, with James Peagram netting the game’s only goal.

With both Barking and Takeley in action tonight, the lead could change hands once again depending on how results go.

The Blues have only lost once in the league this season, away to Barkingside in August, and it is a result that has left Golby in no doubt as to how hard it might be tonight.

“Barkingside will be another tough match, but they are the only team to beat us this season so it would be nice to get revenge,” said Golby.

“It will be a hard game for us and we’re expecting Barkingside to play quite direct, but hopefully are defenders can deal with their threat.”

Barking’s hopes of success will be well served by keeping another clean sheet tonight, with the club chasing a sixth league shutout in a row.

The Blues last conceded a goal in the league in the 68th minute of their clash at Tower Hamlets on September 3, meaning they have gone over 422 minutes without conceding.

And Golby appears confident that run will continue tonight when they welcome Side to Mayesbrook Park.

“Hopefully we keep another clean sheet because we know if we don’t concede, there’s a good chance we can win because we have the goals in attack,” he added.

“As a defender, it’s great to keep a clean sheet and if you do keep one, it means you can’t lose.”

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