Saturday 23rd July 2016
Kick off: 3pm
Venue: Jubilee Walk
Joe Pearman 46'
Timi Abiola 55'
Billy Reynolds 77'
Michael Green 46' 1
Paul Oshin 77'
Billy Sendall 46' 2
Joe Omogiate 40'
Timi Abiola 65'
Sam Tanner 46' 1
Billy Reynolds 46' 2
Kemari Hypolite 65'
Glen Golby 40' 88'
Timi Abiola 77'
Billy Sendall 88'
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Barking manager Glen Golby proud with efforts despite loss to Three Bridges
Barking joint-manager Glen Golby praised his side for holding their own in a 4-3 loss away to Ryman South outfit Three Bridges in one of their final friendlies before the Essex Senior League begins this weekend.
The Blues made the trip to Sussex to face a Bridges side who play a step above in the English football pyramid, but gave a good account of themselves.
And while the end result was ultimately not the one they were hoping, Golby says the Mayesbrook Park club can be proud of their effots.
“It was a very pleasing display. We started well on a hot pitch and asked Three Bridges lots of questions,” said Golby.
“We did well for 60, 70 minutes, but the hot weather took its toll on us in the end and Three Bridges were able to win.”
Barking looked prolific after the break at Jubilee Field, netting three times in the second half of their seven-goal thriller with Three Bridges.
Joe Pearman, Timi Abiola and Billy Reynolds all found the net for the Essex Senior League otufit to add to the optimism ahead of the new campaign.
And Golby believes the Blues’ goalscoring exploits at Three Bridges were all the more impressive given they had limited options in attack.
“Scoring three goals was pleasing considering Joe Omogiate was our only recognised striker, and he went off after 40 minutes!” added the ex-defender.
“But we let ourselves down at the back agains, which is disappointing.”
Barking play their last friendly away to Cheshunt of the Ryman North tonight before they begin their league campaign at home to recently-relegated Redbridge on Saturday.
Report source: Barking & Dagenham Post website
Any opinions expressed in this report are those of the writer and not necessarily those of Barking Football Club.