Saturday 20th October 2018
Bostik League North
Kick off: 3pm
Venue: Wardale Williams Stadium
Daniel Cheema 46'
Ryan Cosson (C)
Darelle Russell 95'
Rashid Kamara 92'
Emmanuel Ighorae 70'
Timi Abiola 92'
Nikko Stokes 95'
Ola Ogunwamide 70'
AFC Sudbury 1
Barking could not hold on long enough for the three points and dropped two after a late penalty cancelled out Daniel Cheema's early second half strike.
Justin Gardner gave debut's to two new signings: goalkeeper Tim Brown and striker Joshua Davison.
An early punch away from Brown no doubt made him feel more confident on his debut, although it was even first half Emmanuel Ighorae, Jordan Peart and Rashid Kamara were proving to be dangerous and our other debutant Davision was more than a handful for the home defence. However, Brown was in action to make a double save and keep the scores level.
Barking got the second half off to a great start with barely a minute gone Ighorae's shot was blocked and the ball fell to Daniel Cheema who unleashed a rocket in into the corner of the net. A great run by Kamara which ended in a shot saved by Sudbury keeper Paul Walker, a Peart shot cleared off the line, another save from Walker this time from Davision. With other half chances Barking were well on top and keeping it tight at the back, they seemed on course for three welcome points. However, a clumsy challenge by Ryan Cosson gave Sudbury a lifeline in the form of a penalty and second half sub Callum Harrison made no mistake from the spot in the 94th minute.
Speaking to the Barking & Dagenham Post Justin Gardner commented; "I was very pleased for 93 minutes, if I was being greedy I’d just wonder why we didn’t put three or four past them. Defensively in terms of what I asked from them, what we worked on all week, I don’t think it could have gone much better apart from winning the game."
Report source: Terry Gilbert/Barking FC
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