Saturday 15th April 2017
Essex Senior League
Kick off: 3pm
Venue: Mayesbrook Park
Current Form: W W D L W W
James Peagram 12'
Joe Pearman 25'
Joe Pearman 51'
Ben O'Brien (C)
Max Watters 60'
Petrit Elbi 54'
Matheus Santos 51'
Timi Abiola 54'
Brad Ling 60'
Sporting Bengal United 1
FULL REPORT TO FOLLOW - Interim report
Barking get better of Sporting Bengal
Essex Senior League champions Barking closed in on a century of points with a slender win over their east London rivals at Mayesbrook Park.
Crowned a week earlier after a 5-0 win at bottom club Burnham, they were made to work hard by Imrul Gazi’s Bengal, but goals from leading scorer James Peagram and Joe Pearman proved enough to take Blues to 97 points.
Yaya Embalo replied from close range for the visitors, but it was only a consolation as Peagram took his tally for the campaign to 45 – and 72 in total for the club – and Pearman became the fourth Barking player to hit the 20-goal mark this term, along with Petrit Elbi (21) and Omari Delgado (20).
And Barking, who are eight points clear of second-placed Clapton at the top of the table, will hope to bring up 100 points when they visit Southend Manor on April 22, before closing the season at home against Stansted a week later.
A second successive defeat for Bengal leaves them in 19th place with only a trip to Hullbridge to come on the last day of the season.
Report source: Barking & Dagenham Post website
Any opinions expressed in this report are those of the writer and not necessarily those of Barking Football Club.