Frew after early Christmas present from Barkingside

15:00 30 November 2012

Barkingside manager Matt Frew.

Barkingside manager Matt Frew.

Archant

Barkingside boss Matt Frew hopes of six points from Barking and Eton Manor fixtures.

Barkingside manager Matt Frew has set his players a six-point target from Saturday’s trip to Barking and the visit of Eton Manor on Monday evening.

The Oakside outfit ended the week in sixth place in the Essex Senior League, seven points behind leaders Great Wakering Rovers with two games in hand.

And although Frew expects two testing games against Barking and Eton Manor, he believes his team needs maximum points to really put pressure on the leaders.

Frew said: “I’m looking for six points from these two games.

“I know we’re facing two tough teams, but they are two results we could do with.

“There’s a two-week break over the Christmas period and I want us to get as many points on the board as possible before then.

“So I do want maximum points from these two games.”

Barkingside head to Mayesbrook Park on Saturday knowing that Barking will want to avenge their recent 4-2 aggregate defeat in the quarter-finals of the Essex Senior League Cup.

Frew’s men won 3-1 at Mayesbrook Park in October in what proved to be Alan Dickens’ last game as Barking boss before being succeeded by Mick O’Shea.

Barking have since won all four league games, so Frew knows the opposition are improving.

He said: “It’s another day, another game.

“Barking have a lot of younger players now and we expect them to be looking to get back at us after what happened in the cup.

“It will be a battle but we’re looking forward to it.”

Barkingside are keen to return to action after seeing Saturday’s home clash against Great Wakering Rovers postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

Frew added: “Our pitch hasn’t been handling water well this season. It was disappointing because it might have been a good time to play Great Wakering.

“I’m also a bit concerned about a possible fixture pile-up, because it makes it much tougher when you’re playing twice a week.”

Sign up for our news alerts today!

Our editors' picks for the day's top news delivered to your inbox or phone.

Sign up for email alerts Sign up for mobile alerts
1
2 3 4 5 6
7

Latest football news

Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Leyton Orient's Brisbane Road (pic: Play With A Legend).

East Londoners will send team featuring third-year scholars and academy players to the two Ryman Premier clubs

Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Dagenham & Redbridge manager John Still has a contract until the end of the 2016/17 campaign (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Daggers to face Bishops on July 23

Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Leyton Orient's badge outside Brisbane Road (pic: Play With A Legend).

Male and females aged 16-18 can study a full time BTEC Sport course and represent the O’s Trust in 11-a-side fixtures

Monday, May 30, 2016
West Ham United's Michail Antonio scores his side's first goal during the Barclays Premier League match at the Britannia Stadium, Stoke-on-Trent.

Which players made the biggest impact after moving to the capital this past season?

Monday, May 30, 2016
Lloyd James celebrates after scoring a penalty against Plymouth Argyle - it would turn out to be his last goal for Leyton Orient (pic: Simon O'Connor).

After breaking his leg in 2014 and missing three months of 2016, the 28-year-old feels back to his best again

What is this?

Near You Now

Don't Miss...

Competitions

Win a BMW 1 series

There are fewer cars currently on the market more stylish and exciting than the BMW. Known all over the world as one of the best car manufacturers, the BMW is renowned for sleek designs and fantastic high quality workmanship.

Read more
Kindle 7 inch tablet

Are you looking for a brand new gadget to help you stay connected on the go and make that long journey home a bit more entertaining? Look no further. MyOffers is giving you the chance to win 1 of 50 Kindle Fire 7” Display Tablets! That’s 50 times more chances to win, so hurry up and enter our competition today and you could be one of our lucky winners!

Read more

Latest Tech News

Transport