Tuesday 8th January 2019
London Senior Cup Quarter Final
Kick off: 7:45pm
Venue: Champion Hill
Jack Edwards 21'
Ben O'Brien 85'
Abs Seymour (C)
Rashid Kamara 75'
Kemo Darboe 46'
Ola Ogunwamide 46'
Tobi Joseph 85'
Ross Elsom 75'
ERusebio De Silva
Dulwich Hamlet 3
NEW SHERIFF IN TOWN SHOOTS DOWN THE BLUES
Barking bowed out of the London Senior cup to Dulwich Hamlet who turned
around a half time deficit of one goal to score three unanswered goals in teh second half. The third Dulwich goal scored in the 90th made the scoreline look more one sided than it was in reality.
Justin Gardner made four changes to the starting eleven from Saturdays’ big win over Basildon United with Darelle Russell, Jack McQueen, Ola Ogunwamide and Ross Elsom making way for Ben O'Brien, Joe Bruce, Chinedu Osadebe and Rashid Kamara.
After a quiet opening third Barking began to assert themselves and began to take a grip on the game with Chinedu Osadebe finding the side netting after a Dulwich defensive lapse. But on 21 minutes the Blues took the lead when Jack Edwards started a move which lead to Jordan Peart running free in the box and his cross found the same player who lashed the ball home despite Dulwich keeper Preston Edwards getting hands to the ball he could not keep it out. The Barking defence naturally came under pressure and Joe Bruce did superbly well to deny De-Carrey Sheriff and just before half time Tim Brown make a top drawer save to preserve our lead.
However, after the interval any thoughts of progress to the semi finals were dashed when in the first minute of the second half Dipo Akinyemi equalised with a powerful header giving Brown no chance. Despite their best efforts Barking could not get a foothold back in the game which they had enjoyed in the first half as the Conference South began to find their passing range and in particular winger Nyren Clunis was a danger down the Dulwich right. On 61 Dulwich were ahead: De-Carrey Sheriff only signed on loan from Colchester United the day of the game powered through the Blues defence and clinically made it 2-1 and literally somersaulted with joy. Barking did not give up and an efforts by Abs Seymour and sub Ola Ogunwamide just crept wide of the post, but no equaliser was forthcoming. Sheriff's 90th minute header sealed the game for Hamlet to send them into the semi finals and Barking are now left to concentrate on the league.
Report source: Terry Gilbert/Barking FC
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