Frew: Cheshunt game massive

PUBLISHED: 11:30 10 March 2015

Barkingside manager Matt Frew (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Barkingside manager Matt Frew (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

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‘Side looking to stop run of three straight defeats

Manager Matt Frew believes Barkingside’s game with Cheshunt has grown in importance following results at the weekend.

While ‘Side lost 5-0 at home to Waltham Abbey, Romford, who occupy the final relegation spot, were able to draw level on points with a 3-1 win over Chatham Town.

And Frew is fully aware how vital victory on Tuesday night could be as the Cricklefields side look to avoid the drop.

“The victories for others at the weekend haven’t been kind. The game against Cheshunt is a lot bigger now. It’s so tight at the bottom,” said Frew.

“The relegation battle will go down to the last day of the season. We have games in hand over other sides, but I’d rather have points on the board. Those games can be a nightmare and are not easy to win.”

Saturday’s defeat against Abbey was Barkingside’s joint-worst result of the season.

After such a chastening loss, Frew is demanding a massive improvement from his side.

“The boys owe the club a good performance. They should be putting things right,” added Frew.

“We’re missing some players who I need back as soon as possible but you’ve got to go with what’s available to you.”

In their remaining 13 fixtures, ‘Side take on six of the bottom eight teams in the Ryman North.

Only four points seperate Romford in 22nd from Great Wakering Rovers in 17th and Frew feels results against fellow bottom half clubs could prove the difference.

“We need to be beating all the sides around us. It puts pressure on them. But we’ve lost three games in a row. We won four on the spin, now we’re looking at four straight defeats.

“It’s a weird old league. It’s important we get a result againt Cheshunt. A draw would not be the worst result.”

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