Date:Saturday 28th December 2019
BetVictor Isthmian League South Central
GB-Dumaka 2'
Allsopp 45'
GB-Dumaka 47'
Palmer 79'
Attendance: 68
Venue: Mayesbrook Park
Current form:
Starters: Montel Joseph, Ricky Tarbard, Tyrone Kirunda, Sam Owusu, Daniel Flemming Joe Bruce, Max Bradford, Abs Seymour (C), Dumebi GB-Dumaka,
Eddie Allsopp, Junior Dadson
Substitutes: Steven Sardinha, Michael Dixon, Johnny Ashman, Giovanni Palmer, Jack Roult,
66' Sardinha Bradford
72' Dixon GB-Dumaka 
75' Palmer Owusu 
Yellow cards: Seymour
Red cards: None


Barking overcame the shock of conceding a goal inside the first minute to record a second festive win in three days and move up to eighth in the table and finish 2019 and the decade on a high.

After Alfie Cue had risen above the Barking defence to head home in the first minute, Dumebi GB-Dumaka followed up after his initial shot had been saved to equalise a minute later. The game then settled down, with Barking having a great chance on 20 minutes after Eddie Allsopp put Junior Dadson through, but his shot was saved by Town keeper, Nicholas Michael Hayes. Hertford had an equally good chance with Montel Joseph saving with his feet by his near post two minutes later. Despite three corners in succession, Barking couldn’t turn their pressure into further goals, until Tyrone Kirunda’s deep cross was cut back for Dadson, but he fired wide. Right on the stroke of half time, GB-Dumaka controlled a through ball, and laid it on into the path of Eddie Allsopp to who swept home for Barking’s second and his sixth of the season.

The second half started equally explosively, with Ricky Tarbard intercepting a clearance from the Hertford defence, and the ball found its way to Dumebi GB-Dumaka to fire home his second and give Barking a two-goal cushion. We then created another chance, but Dadson was again denied by Hayes after an excellent through ball from Max Bradford. However, a quick break from substitute Michael Dixon and captain Abs Seymour ended with Dixon squaring the ball to fellow sub Giovanni Palmer who swept home for Barking’s fourth and killed off any hopes of a Hertford comeback.

Post-game Dumebi GB-Dumaka was named man of the match for his performance and the goals he scored were his first since November 30th 2013 when he scored two in a 3-0 home win over Southend Manor and brought overall Barking career record to 45 goals in 75 appearances.

As there is no midweek game, we start the new year and decade with a run of home games: the first of which is against Bedfont Sports next Saturday with the usual 3pm kick-off.

Report source: Keith Whittington/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.


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