Monday November 13th 2017
Bostik League North
Kick off: 7:45pm
Venue: Parkside
Attendance: 241
Current Form:

Kiernan Hughes-Mason 54'

Emmanuel Olajide

Ricky Tarbard

Timi Abiola

Ben O'Brien

Toib Adeyemi

J.J. Da Cruz

Alan Taylor

Abs Seymour (C)

Dan Gilchrist 89'

Kiernan Hughes-Mason 95'

Theo Ola 74'

Hussain Jaffa 89'

Ryan Reed 74'

Sam Shaban 95'

Jay Knight

Akwasi Marfo

Aveley 0
Barking 1


Barking squeezed past Aveley for the second time this season as they recorded a 1-0 victory in their first visit to the Aveley’s impressive new stadium Parkside. Barking’s unbeaten run now stands at seven as they face another test against Canvey Island next.

Emmanuel Olajide kept his place in goal with Ollie Bowles still out injured and he was nearly called into action in the first minute as Toib Adeyemi couldn’t clear a cross but the ball was shot straight at him for an easy save. Barking came even closer after 8 minutes – Theo Ola’s ball over the top found Kiernan Hughes-Mason who fought off defenders to get a shot off at goal – the ball deflected and smacked the underside of the bar before bouncing on the line before being cleared. There were some appeals for a goal but the ball was correctly adjudged to have bounced on the line rather than over it. It was Aveley’s turn to think they had the lead after 23 minutes as a long ball was headed on and found Alex Teniola in space on the edge of the box who set himself before unleashing a thunderbolt volley that seemed destined to find the net before a fantastic athletic save by Olajide. Freddie Gard saw his shot clear the bar after 34 minutes and Olajide was called into action yet again after 44 minutes as he palmed a low shot around the post. Barking had the final chance of the half however as Abs Seymour found Hughes-Mason in the box but from a narrow angle Madden was able to make a good save.

Teniola dragged a shot wide early on but it was Barking who took the lead after 54 minutes as Dan Gilchrist’s cutting through ball led to a footrace between Hughes-Mason and Madden – Madden seem to win the race but his sliding clearance bounced back off Kiernan Hughes-Mason and towards goal leading Hughes-Mason through on goal to race onto the ball and finish in an open goal to give Barking the lead. It looks a simple chance but the direction the ball was taking and with the time Hughes-Mason had to think he did well to turn the ball on target. Aveley nearly had their equaliser from a chance five minutes later but the ball was headed over from a free kick. Barking managed to restrict Aveley from open play but were guilty of conceding dangerous free kicks and there were nerves in the 70th and 72nd minutes as Aveley were awarded free kicks close to the Barking box but both times Barking’s defence stood firm through good clearances and good handling from Olajide. Barking had the chance to secure all three points after 75 minutes as debutant Ryan Reed found Hughes-Mason on the left wing – he cut in to the box but his curled effort was just wide of goal. Aveley had another free kick after 80 minutes – Barking just about dealt it with the initial effort but conceded a corner which landed directly on top of the bar before being cleared – Ryan Reed found himself on goal but his effort was too close to Madden.
Barking were wondering if they would be punished for failing to take chances to kill the game off but their impressive defensive resilience continued to secure yet another clean sheet and take another three points off another Bostik League North veteran.

Report source: Trevor Gilbert/Barking FC

Please note that the opinions expressed in this report are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of, nor should be attributed to Barking Football Club.


Our winner scored by Kiernan Hughes-Mason

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