Essex Senior League: Manager Glen Golby praises Sporting Bengal United as Barking celebrate title win in front of home fans

PUBLISHED: 12:26 17 April 2017 | UPDATED: 12:26 17 April 2017

Barking boss Glen Golby (left) watches on (pic: Terry Gilbert)

Barking boss Glen Golby (left) watches on (pic: Terry Gilbert)


Blues boss impressed by United on Saturday

Barking joint-player/manager Glen Golby says he is surprised by Sporting Bengal United’s lowly position in the table after the Blues beat Imrul Gazi’s men 2-1 in the Essex Senior League.

Goals from James Peagram and and Joe Pearman guided the Mayesbrook Park club to success, despite Billy Rix seing red.

Golby said afterwards he was impressed by United in defeat, but was also pleased with aspects of Barking’s performance.

“In parts, I thought we played very well, especially in the first half when we created lots and probably should have scored a few more.

“We conceded a sloppy goal towards the end of the half which put a dampener on things.

“Credit to Sporting Bengal, they came out and have it a real go in the second half. They impressed me going forward and I’m surprised they’re as low as they are in the league.”

Peagram’s goal for Barking was his first in the league since March 15 at Wadham Lodge, ending a four-game wait for a goal in the competition.

For so long this season, Peagram, who now has 35 league goals this season, looked on course to win the golden boot.

Takeley’s Charlie Cole having taken advantage of Peagram’s recent struggles to move ahead in the race to be top scorer,

And with just two games left this term, Golby thinks his leading marksman may struggle to usurp Cole before the season is out.

“Had James taken his chances a couple weeks ago against Burnham Ramblers, then maybe he’d still be in with a really good shout,” he added.

“As it is, he is facing two tough defences in the final two games of the season, so it will be hard,

“He still only needs one more goal, though, to have the second most goals in a season for Barking, which would be a great reward for him.”

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