Wednesday 15th March 2017
Essex Senior League
Kick off: 7:45pm
Venue: Wadham Lodge
Attendance: 58
Current Form: W W W L W W

Joe Pearman 1'

Paul Oshin 42'

John Bricknell 48'

James Peagram 72'

Jason Willis

Brad Ling

Ricky Tarbard

Paul Oshin 67'

Billy Rix

Steve Willis

Joe Pearman

Ben O'Brien (C)

James Peagram 75'

John Bricknell 57'

Liam Burgess

Petrit Elbi 57'

Glen Golby

Beau Shulman

Max Watters 67'

Omari Delgado 75'

Wadham Lodge 2
Barking 4


Barking hit four in win at Wadham Lodge

Barking extended their lead at the top during a trip to Wadham Lodge thanks to a 4-2 victory. An early goal for Joe Pearman was cancelled out by Wadham before Paul Oshin gave the Yellows the lead before half time. John Bricknell doubled the lead in the second half before Lodge hit back but it was Barking who got on the score sheet again as James Peagram ensured all three points

.It took just 50 seconds for Barking to take the lead as a long ball was headed down by John Bricknell to James Peagram who laid the ball for Joe Pearman who shot low and hard across ex-Barking goalkeeper Lewis Greene and into the left hand side of the net to give Barking the lead. Barking had the chance for 2-0 two minutes later but Peagram saw his dangerous free kick blocked. Bricknell had his own chance shortly after thanks to a defensive mistake but he dragged his shot wide. Barking kept up their pressure and would have been frustrated to not have been 2-0 up after 10 minutes especially after some lovely football saw Bricknell pass across goal where Peagram volleyed over. Wadham began to find their footing but it was Barking who again came close after 24 minutes as a direct pass from Billy Rix to Paul Oshin found Pearman who cut inside and saw his curling effort smack the bar. Barking were then punished for their profligacy – a cross from the right wing found a Wadham attacker at the penalty spot – he volleyed across Jason Willis and the ball seemed destined for the net only for the outstretched Willis to stretch a hand to palm the ball over the crossbar. The danger hadn’t passed however and the corner was swung in and found the head of Elliot Scott who nodded in from close range after Willis couldn’t meet the ball. Barking had a good chance from a corner of their own but they had James Peagram to thank as he accidentally blocked a volley by Steve Willis. There were then two quick chances for Billy Rix but twice he saw his headers miss the target – first heading over before heading wide from inside the six-yard box. Barking wondered if it wasn’t to be their night as Peagram saw his volley smash against the post but with half time looming a long ball over by the top by Steve Willis caused issues as Oshin and Peagram chased the ball down and Paul Oshin managed to beat Greene to the ball before poking the ball into the empty net to give the Yellows a deserved lead before half time.

Wadham nearly had an immediate equaliser after half time as they again forced Willis into a good save and came even closer from the resultant corner but they saw their header cleared off the line. Barking were not fazed and moments later had doubled their lead – the ball came to Pearman after some good possession and found John Bricknell on the edge of the box who shimmied past one player on the edge of the box before driving a low shot which took a wicked deflection before striking the inside of the post and finding the net. Rix saw another header go over the bar before Lodge fought back as they took a quick free kick from just Barking’s half which found Vlad Sighiartau who smashed the ball into the roof of the net leaving Willis with no chance. With their lead halved Barking didn’t sit back and were rewarded five minutes later as a bouncing ball over the top saw James Peagram in a foot race with Greene – Peagram hooked the ball away from Greene and with his back to goal scored an acrobatic overhead kick from outside the box to secure all three points for Barking.

There was a chance for a Barking fifth but it was instead a hat trick for the woodwork as Joe Pearman found the post again from a narrow angle. The final whistle blew with Barking knowing that they were unlucky not to score more but had also suffered a few scares thanks to Wadham Lodge.

Report source: Trevor Gilbert/Barking FC

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.


Our first goal scored by Joe Pearman

Paul Oshin scores our second

John Bricknell scores our third

James Peagram spectacularly gets our fourth

Videos courtesy of Ashley Hanson

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