Tuesday 5th February 2019
Bostik League North
Kick off: 7:45pm
Tobi Joseph 77'
Abs Seymour (C)
Rashid Kamara 82'
Nana Boakye-Yiadom 64'
Ola Ogunwamide 64'
Ross Elsom 82'
Chinedu Osaebe 77'
TEN MAN DEJA VU DRAW
Barking FC are fast becoming the draw specialists in the Bostik League North Division with this goalless draw away to a Tilbury side who had been in good form recently. Also, it was a case of another Tuesday, another team reduced to ten men for the last twenty minutes of the game which the Blues were unable to make their numerical superiority count. We included in the starting line-up for the first time recent signing from AFC Hornchurch Nana Boakye-Yiadom.
The opening exchanges were even with Barking forcing successive corners and Tilbury had a shout for a penalty from a Ricky Tarbard tackle but the referee was not moved and awarded a corner. From the resulting corner Tim Brown saved with his legs and were able to clear the danger. We created our best chance from a Abs Seymour free kick which found Ryan Cosson who headed wide when well placed. Barking continud to force corners and one Seymour kick was going in at the near post when a last ditch save by home keeper Rhys Madden stopped it, but only just. However, neither side could find the breakthrough and the first half ended all square.
Early in the second half Jordan Peart was the threat down our left side with his usual penetrating runs and crosses causing danger to the home defence. Again our best weapon was a Seymour corner and from one Joe Bruce's shot was headed off the line and another Tobi Joseph's shot was the wrong side of the post. Tilbury hit back with a couple of efforts that did not trouble Brown and had some dangerous corners of their own. As with last week at Aveley the game changed on 71 when the Dockers were reduced to ten men as the referee took exception to Kris Newby's challenge on Rashid Kamara and showed him the red card. However, Tilbury had their best chance of the half when sub George Sykes worked his way inside and unleashed a goal bound shot which Brown turned away at full stretch and Brown saved a on target header from the resulting corner. In the end neither side took their chances and both had to settle for a point and a clean sheet.
On Saturday it's our longest journey of the season when we travel to Norfolk to take on Dereham Town who are currently third from bottom of the table and desperate for points.
Report source: Terry Gilbert/Barking FC
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