Saturday 16th December 2017
Bostik League North
Kick off: 3pm
Venue: Len Salmon Stadium
Attendance: 93
Current Form:

Ollie Bowles

Ricky Tarbard

Tiob Adeyemi

Ben O'Brien 63' (2)

Hussain Jaffa

J.J. Da Cruz 46'

Alan Taylor

Abs Seymour (C)

Martin Tuohy

Kiernan Hughes-Mason

Billy Jones 63' (1)

Dan Gilchrist 63' (1)

Ryan Reed 63' (2)

Akwasi Marfo

Albert Levett 46' .

Jordan Peart

Bowers & Pitsea 4
Barking 0


Barking’s unbeaten run came to a shuddering halt as they were hit for four away at Bowers & Pitsea. Bowers scored at the start and end of the first half before adding two more in the second half in a game in which Barking failed to get going and Bowers took full advantage.

It took just four minutes for Bowers to take the lead – an attack from the right wing saw a shot which forced a good save from Ollie Bowles but unfortunately the ball fell right at the feet of Lewis Manor who had a simple tap-in to give Bowers the lead. It was nearly 2-0 two minutes later as Bowers had the ball in the net again but to Barking’s relief the offside flag had been raised. Barking had their chance after 13 minutes a free kick by Abs Seymour was headed by Toib Adeyemi and fell to Ben O’Brien but his turn and shot was over the bar. Bowers went close to goal again a minute later as they latched onto a long ball by Bowles was equal to the shot. Barking forced Bowers goalkeeper Chafer into his first save as Martin Tuohy attempted to head home from Billy Jones’ cross but the attempt was too close to the goalkeeper. Kiernan Hughes-Mason had the ball in the net minutes later but it was again correctly ruled out for offside. The Bowers pressure did tell after 44 minutes as John Easterford rose highest from an in swinging corner and nodded home to give Bowers a 2-0 lead.

There were two early half chances for Hughes-Mason and Tuohy but it was Bowers who had their third after 51 minutes as a free kick was only cleared to Jamie Dicks who left Bowles with no chance as he rifled a powerful drive into the net. The goals kept coming and it was 4-0 after 65 minutes as a Bowers free kick was headed back across goal for Lewis Manor to prod the ball home despite the appeals for offside from Barking players. Bowles had to be on hand five minutes later as he produced a fantastic save to deny a Bowers attacker with a powerful curling attempt.
There were late chances for Dan Gilchrist and Albert Levett but Bowers & Pitsea were too well organised for Barking to break down and Barking suffered their first defeat in over ten games in a run which has propelled them up the table.

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.


Bowers & Pitsea FC v Barking FC - Saturday December 16th 2017


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Videos courtesy of Ashley Hanson

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