Ben on Barkingside

Ben Chenery gave his thoughts on his side’s latest result, a 1-0 win against Barkingside at Ilford FC’s Cricklefield Stadium on Saturday. The win came courtesy of a Bradley Barber free kick in the 10th minute.

“It was a difficult and frustrating day but we displayed excellent resilience with our defending and got the all important goal with a touch of quality from Bradley Barber’s free kick. The standard of the pitch was poor and we were lucky we did not pick up any injuries from the uneven surface. It was the same for both teams and little football was played by either side during the 90 minutes”

“We should have had another goal when Ollie Hughes scored a perfectly good goal that was chalked off for no reason, and we hit the post through Ace Howell in the final few minutes when it looked like he was going to score”

“It was a poor game to watch, and probably a poor one to participate in, but credit to our players who rolled up their sleeves and got the job done, which is all I can ask of them”

Looking ahead to the Alan Turvey Trophy match with Leiston at Ram Meadow on Tuesday, the Blues Boss had to say:

“It obviously a Suffolk derby that we want to win, but it will also give me the chance to rotate the squad and give everybody some minutes on the pitch. We’ve had some good results in the opening three League games so at the moment the team picks itself, but Tuesday’s match will give those on the bench a chance to stake a claim in the starting 11 for the games with Witham and Wroxham coming up”