By Richard Cawley
Jack Barham – who spent time training with Millwall earlier this season – scored five goals in Greenwich Borough’s 6-1 win at Molesey on Tuesday night.
The young striker grabbed his haul in a devastating 77 minute spell as Paul Barnes’ side moved up to fourth in the Bostik League South Division.
Barnes, speaking earlier this week, said: “Any offers or approaches, I’m the first to make the phone call to let the player know that this person or club is interested. It is an open conversation, I’m not keeping anything from the player.
“Jack’s situation was one of the things put on my agenda when I walked through the door. Jack had so many clubs interested in him. I sat down with Jack and his agent.
“Even though the club has got objectives it wants to achieve, I’m always going to stick to our ethos as a club – we have got to be showing we are there to help players progress to that next level.
“I told Jack I want to get him to where he is going. To get that means working hard. I’m a manager who wants to coach. I don’t want to sit back and let other people do that work.”
Barham signed a deal with Greenwich until the end of the season, shortly after he had also spent time on trial with Cambridge United.
“He did really well there,” said Barnes. “But I think they had their own budgetary issues and a staff structure there, a deadline they had to meet. It was a bit of a short turnaround to make anything happen.”