Saturday 11th March 2017
Essex Senior League
Kick off: 3pm
Venue: Old Spotted Dog
Current Form: W W W L W W
Steve Willis 43'
Joe Pearman 61'
Paul Oshin 78'
Joe Pearman 72'
Ben O'Brien (C)
Liam Burgess 55'
Ricky Tarbard 78'
John Bricknell 55'
Max Watters 72'
London Bari 1
FULL REPORT TO FOLLOW - interim report
Barking bounce back to beat London Bari
Barking took another step towards the Essex Senior League title with a hard-fought win over London Bari at the Old Spotted Dog ground.
They had to come from behind to claim the points, though, as Bari opened the scoring in the first half, before Joe Pearman’s corner was headed in by joint player-manager Steve Willis.
And the visitors claimed their winner in the second half when Pearman’s free-kick evaded everyone in the box and beat Bari keeper Josh Strizovic to nestle in the corner of the net for his 16th goal of the season.
A fifth win in their last six league outings leaves Barking six points clear of FC Romania, with three games in hand.
Clapton are a further two points back in third place having played one game more than the leaders and can close the gap with victory at Burnham on Tuesday.
But Barking, needing only 13 points from their last eight matches to be crowned champions, then visit Wadham Lodge on Wednesday.
Report source: Lee Power: Barking & Dagenham Post website
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