Saturday 8th April 2017
Essex Senior League
Kick off: 3pm
Venue: Leslie Fields
Attendance: 55
Current Form:L W W D L W

Petrit Elbi 15, 31, 87' Pen

Billy Rix 29'

Joe Pearman 51' Pen


Rob Hatton

Brad Ling 58'

Ricky Tarbard

Ben O'Brien (C) 60'

Billy Rix

Steve Willis 46'

Joe Pearman

Liam Burgess

James Peagram

Petrit Elbi

Joe Staunton

Paul Oshin 60'

Ashley Wackers-Kyriacou 58'

Jay Taylor 46'

Matheus Santos

John Bricknell

Burnham Ramblers 0
Barking 5


Five-star Barking secure title in style

Barking secured the Essex Senior League title with a five-star display against Burnham in their top-v-bottom battle at Leslie Field.

Petrit Elbi fired a hat-trick for Blues as they put the hosts to the swords to finally be crowned champions, a week on from securing promotion to the Ryman League.

The visitors could have opened the scoring inside the first 20 seconds, but James Peagram saw his shot deflected over.

But they took the lead after Joe Pearman headed wide and Peagram fired into the side netting, as Peagram burst into the box and saw his shot saved for Elbi to tap home his first goal of the afternoon.

Blues doubled their advantage when Billy Rix fired a low drive into the corner of the net and it was 3-0 when Elbi latched on to a long ball and rounded the Burnham keeper before slotting into an empty net.

Peagram and Elbi went close to further goals before the interval, while Brad Ling had a header tipped onto the crossbar.

But it was 4-0 early in the second half when Pearman scored from the penalty spot, having seen Elbi go close at the near post moments earlier.

And Barking added their fifth with another penalty, stroked home by Elbi to complete his treble.

Victory took Blues to 94 points, eight clear of second-placed Clapton who have only two games remaining.

And they will hope to end their title-winning campaign on a high, with matches still to play against Sporting Bengal, Southend Manor and Stansted over the next three weekends.

Report source: Barking & Dagenham Post website

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.

Photos

Burnham Ramblers FC v Barking FC - Saturday April 8th 2017

Videos

Petrit Elbi scores our first goal

Billy Rix hammers home the second

Petrit Elbi gets the third

Joe Pearman scores our fourth from the spot

Petrit Elbi gets his third and our fifth from the spot

Videos courtesy of Ashley Hanson

More goals and highlights on our YouTube channel

More goals and highlights at our YouTube channel

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