Saturday 20th January 2018
Bostik League North
Kick off: 3pm
Venue: Brundon Lane
Billy Jones Penalty 80'
Akwasi Marfo 46' (2)
Ben O'Brien (C)
Albert Levett 46' (1)
Izzy Bademosi 69'
Martin Tuohy 46' (1} .
David Fallah 69'
Dan Gilchrist 46' (2)
AFC Sudbury 3
FULL REPORT TO FOLLOW - Interim report
Barking fell to their third successive league defeat after a slow start in Suffolk.
The visitors were caught cold as they conceded twice in the opening 12 minutes to find themselves with a mountain to climb at the King’s Marsh Stadium.
And they saw the home side score a third from the spot with barely half an hour played, before grabbing a consolation penalty of their own late on.
Phil Kelly tested Ollie Bowles on three minutes, before Sudbury opened the scoring through Ryan Horne, after a great run by Max Booth on eight minutes.
Horne made it 2-0 on 12 minutes, winning a challenge with Bowles before slotting into the empty net.
But Steve Willis headed against the crossbar moments later and Izzy Bademosi saw a header well saved by Jake Jessup.
Ricky Tarbard’s excellent cross found Billy Jones, but his header was saved at the second attempt by Jessup, before the hosts scored a third on 34 minutes when Billy Holland was fouled in the box and Joe Whight netted from the spot.
Barking’s Adem Ramadan saw a long-range shot deflected for a corner before the break and substitute Dan Gilchrist was similarly denied after the restart, after Kelly had fired into the side netting for Sudbury.
Willis shot straight at Jessup on 56 minutes, then volleeyed over from Tarbard’s cross moments later.
But Bowles had to save well from Holland just past the hour and Kelly hit the woodwork from Mekhi McKenzie’s cross.
Gilchrist blazed a free-kick over for Blues, before the visitors were awarded a penalty and Billy Jones converted from 12 yards.
They had a chance to claim a second on 85 minutes, when a cross from the right fell to Gilchrist, but he fired well over the target and Willis headed over from David Fallah’s cross in the last minute of normal time.
Barking are set to make the shorter trip to leaders Hornchurch on Tuesday (7.45pm).
Report source: Barking & Dagenham Post website
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