Saturday 7th October 2017
FA Trophy Preliminary Round
Kick off: 3pm
Venue: High Road
Goldy Capela 15'
Abs Seymour (C)
Shomari Barnwell 63'
Kiernan Hughes-Mason 89'
Goldy Capela 74'
Dan Gilchrist 74'
Sam Shaban 89'
Jay Knight 63'
SEARCH FOR A FA TROPHY WIN CONTINUES
Barking have to do it all again on Tuesday
After absorbing early pressure the Blues struck first when Goldy Capela fired home after 15 minutes. The away side continued to press with Ben O'Brien hitting the post and the rebound fell to Capela whose shot was turned in to the net by an offside Shomari Barnwell. As Barking continued to strive for a second goal Alan Taylor's cross was met by Barnwell, but home keeper Michael Sibley was equal to it. Only a superb point blank save on the stroke of half time by Ollie Bowles preserved Barking's lead at the interval.
The opening exchanges of the second half were again even but it was the home side who struck on 68 when Leon Lalor-Dell who had been a danger to our defence all afternoon fired home following a break away from a Barking corner. This setback fired up the visitors and Sibley was in action to save a Capela free kick, touch a Toib Adeyemi header onto the bar, hold Alan Taylor's full length header at the second attempt and Dan Gilchrist's firmly struck shot. As the final whistle approached Chipstead had some free kicks in dangerous positions but they did not trouble our defensive unit.
In the end an even match ended in stalemate and now on Tuesday and Barking are still looking for their first FA Trophy victory since November 2005.
Report source: Terry Gilbert/Barking FC
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