Saturday 14th October 2017
Bostik League North
Kick off: 3pm
Venue: Mayesbrook Park
Attendance: 60
Current Form:

' Sam Shaban 66'

Ollie Bowles

Timi Abiola

Albert Levett

Gabriel Adelowo 54'

Tiob Adeyemi

Ben O'Brien 58' (1)

Kiernan Hughes-Mason 58' (2)

Abs Seymour (C)

Jay Knight

Theo Ola

Alan Taylor

Goldy Capela

Sam Shaban 58' (2)

Dan Gilchrist

Akwasi Marfo 58' (1)

Bless Ferguson 54'

Barking 1
Mildenhall Town 3


Barking were put to the sword by Mildenhall Town as Mildenhall comfortably dispatched Barking at Mayesbrook Park by 3 goals to 1. Shaun Avis and Daniel Brown struck late in the first half for the visitors before Craig Calver scored the other side of half time. Sam Shaban managed a consolation for the Blues.

A foreshadowing of what was to come occurred after 16 minutes as Mildenhall had the ball in the net but the assistant referee’s flag was up for offside. Five minutes later and Mildenhall looked dangerous again this time from a corner but Barking were able to scramble the ball away. Barking had their first chance after 26 minutes thanks to Theo Ola but his well-hit shot was palmed away by Sam Roach at his near post. Mildenhall kept up the pressure and should have scored a minute later as a striker capitalised on Gabriel Adelowo misjudging the flight of the ball but he blazed over the bar. Mildenhall did have the lead after 38 minutes – Adelowo’s clearance rebounded off Toib Adeyemi leaving the striker through on goal, in the rush to rectify the mistake the defender’s upended the Mildenhall player to give the referee no choice but to point to the spot. Barking goalkeeper Ollie Bowles went the wrong way as Shaun Avis slotted home. It was a deserved 2-0 lead five minutes later as a far post cross from the left wing was met by Daniel Brown who headed home with some help from the post.

The second half was no different and Mildenhall had a third after 52 minutes – a corner led to an unmarked Mildenhall attacker heading on goal but this was cleared off the line by Jay Knight but the ball fell straight to Craig Calver who smacked the ball home.  Barking had a chance to get back into the game after 62 minutes from a free kick – it was blocked but the ball fell back to Ola who’s volley was going slightly wide before it was redirected by Adeyemi but unfortunately it went over the bar. Barking did have a foothold back in the game a few minutes as Mildenhall failed to clear their lines from a cross – substitute Sam Shaban had time to turn and shoot across the goalkeeper and into the far side of the net. The Blues however were unable to capitalise and despite pressurising the Mildenhall goal struggled to create chances as the game limped to its conclusion.

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.


Barking FC v Mildenhall Town FC - Saturday October 14th 2017


Our goal scored by Sam Shaban

Match Highlights

Videos courtesy of Ashley Hanson

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