Tuesday 12th September 2017
Bostik League North
Kick off: 7:45pm
Venue: Wodson Park
Kreshnic Krasniqi 69'
Dan Gilchrist 72'
Jay Knight 63'
Kreshnic Krasniqi (C) 79'
Ernest Okoh 72'
Shomari Barnwell 63'
Abs Seymour 79'
A special goal by Special K
A wonder strike by Kreshnic Krasniqi in the second half was enough to separate Barking and Ware in a forgettable game with the difficult wind and rain conditions contributing to a scrappy game of a few chances.
Barking had three chances in the first ten minutes as firstly Alan Taylor shot over the bar before Dan Gilchrist did the same from a powerful Jay Knight cross. Taylor got the final chance of the first ten on target after good work with Billy Jones but he was denied by the Ware goalkeeper. It took until the half hour mark for the next chance of note and it fell to Ware as a free kick was passed sideways and the ensuing powerful shot crept wide. Ware came closest five minutes later as a striker cut in from the left wing and saw his effort deflect and loop onto the crossbar with Ollie Bowles wrong footed – the ball fell to a Ware attacker but he failed to make decent contact with the ball. Barking’s best chance came after 40 minutes – Ware failed to clear a low cross from Krasniqi and the ball fell to Knight who jinked past one player but saw his attempt smack into the side netting.
The second half started scrappily in part due to the difficult conditions, the strong winds causing a swirling rain that affected playing ball on the floor as well as trying to play in the air. With 30 minutes to go Jay Knight nearly capitalised after the Ware goalkeeper spilled a punt up the pitch but he did well to recover and smother the ball. The breakthrough finally came after 69 minutes as Billy Jones was fouled 30 yards out. Kreshnic Krasniqi stepped up and unleashed a thunderbolt past the goalkeeper’s right hand, smacking the inside of the post before nestling in the net. Barking stood strong to repel Ware attacks but as the game entered the final five minutes Ware pushed on – they were nearly punished as a low ball across the box found Alan Taylor but his effort was comfortably wide of goal.
Ware seem to be experts at late goals this season and nearly had their equaliser from a right wing cross as it found a Ware head but to the relief of the Barking fans in attendance it was wide of the target as they secured consecutive wins in the Bostik North.
Report source: Trevor Gilbert/Barking FC
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