Frew: Worst we’ve ever played

PUBLISHED: 11:45 23 March 2015

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

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

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Side boss livid with first half in Dereham loss

Barkingside boss Matt Frew says the opening half in his team’s 2-1 loss at home to Dereham Town was the poorest he has seen from the club.

Side went behind to a second-minute goal from Levis Sturman before Luke Tuttle doubled the lead with a spot kick fifteen minutes before the break.

The hosts were better in the second half and did not concede a goal but Frew was still angry with the performance in the opening 45 minutes.

“The first half was the worst I’ve ever seen us play. I had to have a few words with the boys at half time,” said Frew.

“There was a slight improvement in the second half. It was not good enough. No disrespect to Dereham but I think that’s the worst side they’ve had. We missed an opportunity.

“We’ve only got ourselves to blame. We are our own worst enemy. A worry at this time in the season is we’re gifiting teams goals. I kept the boys in the changing for 20 minutes.”

Thankfully for the Cricklefields side the teams around them were unable to capitalise as all four sides directly above them failed to win.

With just eight points separating Barkingside in 22nd from Great Wakering Rovers in 18th Frew says he can’t help but look at how rival clubs have fared.

“Every manager looks at everyone else’s results. But at this club I think there may be too many who have been drawn in to relying on others to falter,” added Frew.

“If we had played like we can all season, we’d be sitting comfortably. Bu we haven’t been good enough. There have been too many simple errors.

“Fans must be loving the run-in this year because it is exciting. But it’s not good for a manager’s health.”

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