Frew happy as Barkingside start to show Ryman quality in Waltham Forest win
PUBLISHED: 20:45 21 October 2013 | UPDATED: 20:45 21 October 2013
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Barkingside manager Matt Frew was delighted with his side at the weekend as they kept a clean sheet which helped them to a fourth league win of the season but more importantly started to play like a Ryman team.
Toran Senghore scored the only goal of the game against Waltham Forest at the weekend but Side could have scored more than their solitary goal and the performance excited their manager.
“It was probably up there with the Heybridge Swifts performance but we played better football than that game,” said Frew.
“First half we played the best football I’ve seen us play for a long while.
“Teams will look at it and think ‘you have only beaten them 1-0, they were bottom of the league’ but they beat Aveley the other week and only just lost to Harlow.
“We really could have been two or three goals up at half time, second half I knew they would come at us.
“They had a 15 to 20 minute spell but we weathered the storm. My keeper did pull off one great save but we continued dominating after that.
“Watching my boys over the weeks, there has been a difference in quality but it seems like we are starting to adjust to this level.
“Teams have been keeping the ball against us and we have been blowing after 20 minutes chasing it. I’ve told my boys we need to keep the ball, not give it away easy and we are starting to do that.”
The first clean sheet of the season pleased Frew and he has pinpointed the next two league fixtures as crucial matches as he hopes his team continues to pick up points against teams around them.
Frew added: “What was important was the clean sheet, it was great to get that and good for team morale and my keeper.
“We know we have to beat teams around us and we have two league games now that are important.
“I am looking at getting four points off them, because it is two massive games.”
Next up for Side is a League Cup second round match away to Cheshunt tomorrow night.
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