September 30th, 2016

Singh delighted as Barnt Green Spartak claim back-to-back victories

Singh delighted as Barnt Green Spartak claim back-to-back victories Singh delighted as Barnt Green Spartak claim back-to-back victories

BARNT GREEN Spartak manager GJ Singh has urged his players to keep up their good form after they claimed back-to-back wins following their disappointing defeat to Cadbury Athletic in the FA Vase.

Spartak moved up to second in the Midland League Division Two table on Saturday with a resounding 6-0 victory over Feckenham thanks to a hat-trick from Benet Parchment and efforts from Darren Green, Paul Bonar and Reuel Prescod.

They then enjoyed a 5-0 victory over Tenbury United last night (Wednesday) to book their place in the second round of the Smedley Crooke Memorial Charity Cup.

Singh was left delighted with the reaction his players showed to their FA Vase defeat and insists Spartak is a ‘happy camp’ once again.

He said: “What was disappointing about the game against Cadbury was we did not play like we have been all season and I did not hold back on the players afterwards.

“I told them what I thought and I dropped five or six players for the game at Feckenham but at the end of the day the lads which came in got us a resounding win.

“The performance on Wednesday was not the best in the world with a few people commenting it was men against boys.

“I think we could have scored more goals but it was a good opportunity for me to give 90 minutes to players which needed it.

“We’re all back as a happy camp now apart from one or two frustrated players but they know what they did wrong to get dropped.”

Spartak return to league action on Saturday (September 24) when they entertain last season’s Division Three champions Leamington Hibernians who currently sit 13th in the Division Two table.

However, Singh will be without several first team regulars as James Karanicolas, Joe Sims, Prescod and Earl Jordan are unavailable but he feels there’s more than enough strength in depth to keep up their impressive start to the season.

“I’ve got key players missing this weekend but it’s not going to weaken us as this squad is more capable of performing,” he added.

“Leamington won their opening game then lost five on the bounce but returned to form last week by beating Hampton.

“We have to turn up and play because if we don’t perform we will drop points.

“We have to forget what Leamington can or can’t do and focus on our own game.

“This week’s game sets us up nicely as we’ve scored 11 goals in our last two games and conceded just once in our last four.”