Saturday 1st September 2018
Bostik League North
Kick off: 3pm
Venue: Mayesbrook Park
Attendance: 101
Current Form:

Darelle Russell 29' 77'

Joe Bruce Penalty 95'

Emmanuel Olajide

Ricky Tarbard

Jordan Peart

Gary Cohen

Ryan Cosson

Joe Bruce (C)

Jack Edwards

Larry Akanbi 70'

Darelle Russell

Daniel Cheema 71'

Brendan Ocran 81'

Ben O'Brien

Afolabi Obafemi 64'

Billy Reynolds

Olajuwon Ogunwamide 70'

Timi Abiola 81'

Barking 3

Romford 0


After four fruitless league and cup games Barking secured their first three points of the first season and a welcome clean sheet thanks to a three goal victory over early table toppers and old rivals Romford.

Both sides showed promise from aerial attacks but it was Barking that took the lead after 29 minutes as Darelle Russell got the final touch on a long throw to give the home side the lead. Both sides continued to look dangerous but the score line stayed the same at half time.

Romford buoyed no doubt by a firm half time team talk stepped up in the second half and thought they had an equaliser after 56 minutes but a curling effort rebounded off both posts before going wide with Barking keeper Emmanuel Olajide rooted to the spot. Romford missed another gilt-edged opportunity after 76 minutes as a penalty for handball was skied over by Toby Barlow. Salt was rubbed in the wound as just a minute later Ola Ogunwamide was found by fellow sub Afolabi Obafemi with a clever pass and he crossed perfectly for Darelle Russell to prod home his second. Sub Ogunwamide continued to impress as he won an injury time penalty for Joe Bruce to convert and finalise all three points.

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 Romford FC - Saturday September 1st 2018


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