Preview: Walthamstow vs Barking

Walthamstow continue their season preparations on Tuesday as they welcome Barking to Wadham Lodge. The game is expect to be played on the main pitch at the Lodge so it will prove an outright different game for both sides.

Stow began their pre-season with a 2-1 win over Harpenden Town following goals from Michael Toner and Chancery Dash before facing two defeats to Bearsted, losing 2-0, and narrowly losing 3-2 to Isthmian League Premier side Wingate & Finchley last Tuesday. It was back to winning-ways on Saturday as they beat Halstead by 2 goals to one.

Barking have played three pre-season friendlies so far. They began with a 3-1 victory over their tenants West Essex before narrowly losing by a goal-to-nil against Corinthians. They soon put that out their minds with a good performance against Maldon & Tiptree, beating them 2-0.

It will certainly be another tough test for both sides. Although pre-season is mainly about getting minutes, both teams will want to get a victory. It will be a good game!