Saturday 2nd December 2017
Bostik League North
Kick off: 3pm
Venue: Ram Meadow Stadium
J.J. Da Cruz
Billy Jones 68' (2)
Abs Seymour (C)
Dan Gilchrist 68' (1)
Kiernan Hughes-Mason 82'
Ryan Reed 68' (2)
Sam Shaban 82'
Martin Tuohy 68' (2)
Bury Town 0
BARKING AND BURY BATTLE IN STALEMATE
Barking and Bury Town fought out a tough goalless draw at Ram Meadow. Both sides were strong defensively and struggled to break the other down. It looked like there may have been an opening for Barking after Bury Town were reduced to ten men following Darcy Death receiving his marching orders but in the end they had to be satisfied with a point.
The game was equal with little of note in the first 20 minutes except for Kiernan Hughes-Mason hitting the crossbar but he had already been ruled offside. Bury started to turn the screw a little bit around the halfway mark of the first half as first a shot from the left wing flashed across goal before Ollie Bowles was forced into his first save as he collected low down from a free kick situated just outside the box. Barking came back into it however and forced Bury Town ‘keeper Luis Tibbles into action as Abs Seymour regained the ball before playing in Dan Gilchrist who saw his powerful effort palmed away by Tibbles. Bowles was called into action again just before half time as he did well to tip over an effort that came from a near post cross from the right wing.
Bury Town looked dangerous again from a free kick just after the restart but the effort cleared the crossbar. Billy Jones saw his effort on 52 minutes flash past the post and from the resultant counter-attack Hussain Jaffa was on hand to do well to block a Bury shot on goal. The game changed however after 62 minutes as Darcy Death was sent off for Bury Town for a dangerous two-footed lunge in the Barking half. Barking nearly advantage immediately as Hughes-Mason found Gilchrist close to goal but he slipped as he shot and the goalkeeper was able to recover to palm the ball away. Barking controlled possession after the red card and went close again after 84 minutes as first Sam Shaban saw his effort blocked before Ben O’Brien skied an effort from an Abs Seymour cross.
There was still time for one more chance and it fell to Bury Town as they looked to capitalise on a soft back pass by Jaffa but the resultant attempt was headed wide as both sides took home a point.
Report source: Trevor Gilbert/Barking FC
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