Saturday 4th March 2017
Essex Senior League
Kick off: 3pm
Venue: Mayesbrook Park
Attendance: 50
Current Form: D W W W L W

James Peagram 13'

Omari Delgado 38'

Paul Oshin 87'

Rob Hatton

Brad Ling

Ashley Wackers-Kyriacou

Liam Burgess

Billy Rix 67'

Steve Willis

Max Watters 68'

Ben O'Brien (C)

James Peagram

Omari Delgado 77'

Joe Staunton

Paul Oshin 67'

Matheus Santos 68'

Glen Golby 77'

Billy Reynolds

Barking 3
Tower Hamlets 1

Barking take all three points off Tower Hamlets

Barking went closer to the ESL title after a 3-1 victory at Mayesbrook Park over Tower Hamlets. Goals for James Peagram, Omari Delgado and Paul Oshin grabbed all three points in a scrappy affair. Barking will hope to continue their good form against London Bari next Saturday at the Old Spotted Dog.

It was Hamlets who started the stronger however as O’Neal Rowe found himself with time in a dangerous area but Steve Willis managed to block the shot away. Barking took the lead after 13 minutes as Joe Staunton was fouled on the left corner of the box. James Peagram stepped up to take the free kick – the ball curled over the head of everyone and bounced its way across the box and into the top right corner of the goal. Joe Staunton had a chance from a Peagram cross two minutes later but he volleyed wide. Tower Hamlets looked dangerous on the counter after 19 minutes as the ball went across goal from the left wing where it found a striker from a narrow angle who was denied by a good save by Rob Hatton. Hamlets continued to look dangerous and had another good chance after 35 minutes as a striker turned Ben O’Brien inside out before toe poking a shot towards goal which beat the stretched Hatton but luckily hit the bar before being eventually cleared. The Blues however were the next to find the net and punished Hamlets for their failure to find the net as Max Watters pounced on a loose ball before advancing to the edge of the box before sliding Omari Delgado through on goal who calmly slotted low across the goalkeeper into the bottom right corner of the net for 2-0 at half time.

The away side continued to threaten however and in the first minute of the second half nearly had a route back into the game but a shot on goal bobbled harmlessly wide. There was nothing harmless ten minutes later however as a Tower Hamlets short corner was dragged back to Rahim Bamba who had space on the edge of the box to power the ball across the diving Hatton who was left with no chance as the ball nestled into the bottom left corner of the net to halve the deficit. Barking nearly immediately regained their two goal lead as a long ball led to a saved Peagram volley with a defender bravely blocking the rebound from Watters. Watters had a second chance a few minutes later as a ball from O’Brien found him through on goal but his powerful effort was palmed over the bar.  Tower Hamlets had a rare chance to draw level after 64 minutes but an effort from the penalty spot was skied. There were half chances for the Blues before they drew a great save from Hamlets ‘stopper Biscoe after 74 minutes as sub Matheus Santos beat the defender before dragging the ball back to Peagram who saw his goal bound effort well saved by the feet of Biscoe. The last 15 minutes started the same as the last ten with two more half chances for Liam Burgess and Ben O’Brien but neither found the target.

As the game entered its last five minutes it was Barking in the ascendency and looking more like scoring – some route one football helped as Glen Golby headed the ball on to James Peagram but his volley was too close to Biscoe who palmed the ball out for a corner. Ashley Wackers-Kyriacou swung the ball into the box where Paul Oshin moved slightly back to head the ball back across goal and into the net to sniff out any chance of a Tower Hamlets comeback.

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 Tower Hamlets FC - Saturday March 4th 2017


Omari Delgado scores our second

Max Watters shot is saved

James Peagram's free kick hits the post

Paul Oshin scores our third

Videos courtesy of Ashley Hanson

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