Date: Saturday 7th March 2020
BetVictor Isthmian League South Central
Hayes 81'
Attendance: 62
Venue: Mayesbrook Park
Current form:
Starters: Manny Agboola, Ricky Tarbard, Jordan Peart, Sam Owusu, Jack Hayes, Joe Bruce (C) Junior Dadson, Max Bradford, Dumebi GB-Dumaka, Dara Dada, Michael Dixon
Substitutes: Steven Sardinha, Johnny Ashman, Giovanni Palmer, Abs Seymour, Daniel Flemming
17' Tarbard Seymour
79' Ashman Dada 
88' Flemming Dixon 
Yellow cards: Owusu, GB-Dumaka, Bradford, Flemming

Red cards: None


After two weeks of inactivity  an  uneventful game at Mayesbrook Park saw Barking scrape a one nil win at home to out of form South Park - condemning the visitors to their sixth defeat in a row.

South Park were the better side early in the game but the first chance of note fell to Barking after six minutes as Max Bradford squeezed a through ball for Junior Dadson but he stretched for the ball and could only poke the ball wide. South Park did have the ball in the net after 12 minutes as a free kick led to an acrobatic volley but the assistant referee had his flag up for offside. South Park again went close again five minutes later as a cross/shot from the right wing clipped the post before coming back into play.

The first half meandered on to a fruitless conclusion and it took until five minutes of the second half for Barking to force Bradshaw into action as a cross by Dara Dada found Michael Dixon who jumped highest but saw his header tipped over the bar with a diving save. Barking went close ten minutes later as Peart raced down the left wing to the goalline before cutting back to GB-Dumaka leaving Bradshaw stranded but brave defending meant Barking failed to convert. A scrappy 20 minutes followed but the next chance saw Barking score - a corner came out to Joe Bruce near the halfway line; he came forward with the ball and found sub Ashman on the wing - his low cross was met by Bruce with a neat backheel flick to the far post where it found Jack Hayes to prod the ball home. South Park pushed forward in an attempt to get something from the game and Barking seemingly wanted to help as they gave away dangerous free kicks on numerous occasions but stopper Manny Agboola was equal to collect the aerial balls as needed

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.


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