Frew confirms Ramsey as his number two at Barkingside

PUBLISHED: 12:00 04 February 2015

Barkingside's Mel Ramsey (left) and Matt Frew (right) watch as Dagenham & Redbridge's Bradley Goldberg takes on their team (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO).

Barkingside's Mel Ramsey (left) and Matt Frew (right) watch as Dagenham & Redbridge's Bradley Goldberg takes on their team (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO).

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Cricklefield boss is back after short break

Barkingside manager Matt Frew (Pic: George Phillipou/TGSPHOTO)Barkingside manager Matt Frew (Pic: George Phillipou/TGSPHOTO)

Barkingside’s two Ryman North matches this week were unfortunately called off against Thurrock and Cheshunt, but a positive was manager Matt Frew returning after a short break away from the club.

He didn’t manage Side for their league matches at Needham Market and Redbridge on January 24 and 27 respectively.

Mel Ramsey took over alongside John Langton and although they suffered a 4-1 loss away to Market, they recorded an impressive 4-2 success over their local rivals the Motormen to boost their chances of beating the drop.

Frew conceded it was strange having a short time away from managing the club, but is pleased to be back now, and he also confirmed Ramsey will now be his number two.

“It was a bit weird having a step away for a short time. It made me look at things differently and gave me a chance to think about things,” he said.

“I will be doing things differently now. I have spoken to Mel at the weekend, he stayed in charge when I had my break, and he has been the one who have been there and steadied the ship.

“When my assistant Steve Munday had to leave earlier in the season we decided to do things without a number two and me, Mel and John Langton would all muck in.

“After looking at things I don’t want to rock the boat. I have said to Mel, and he has never been given any recognition as a number two.

“But I spoke to him Saturday and I am going to put him as my number two rather than just a coach. It is still the same role, but he deserves it.”

Barkingside face two more important matches this week as they host Soham Town Rangers at the weekend before welcoming Heybridge Swifts on Monday night.

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