A Super Sunday
Monday February 6th 2017
With our First Team doing well in the upper reaches of the Essex Senior League and reaching the quarter finals of the league’s “domestic trophies” yesterday some of our other teams took centre stage in search of their own silverware.
Sunday Team Now into the team’s second season in the Essex Sunday Corinthian Football League at Division one level. In the league they are handily placed in fifth with 20 points - however, table toppers Emerson Park have 29 points but have played 15 games to our 11. However, it’s in the cups our boys have excelled by reaching the final of the league’s Corinthian cup where they will face Upshire at Thurrock FC on a date to be confirmed. Yesterday they reached the semi-final of the Division One Cup beating Korona Redbridge 3-1 with goals by Danny Cook, Ben King and Kastriot Vata. Their next opponents will be a away tie at either Warren United Reserves, Dagenham United or Chingford Celtic with the date to be confirmed.
Under 15's Our Under 15’s (left) managed by Andy Waker are having an excellent season and currently lead their Eastern Junior Alliance League London Black section by seven points but have played two more games than their nearest rivals. Again the cups have provided success with semi-final spots already booked In the EJAL’s Presidents Cup and Peter Peters Trophy. Yesterday, they went one better in the London FA Youth Cup with a 4-2 away victory in their tie against Balham Blazers to reach the final against Erith & Belvedere on March 19th at the Mile End Stadium.
Under 14's Not to be outdone Sonny Hassan’s Under 14’s (right) clinched their final place an hour earlier with a 2-0 away win against Ryan who praised their opponents as “a very good side” and our own teams twitter account described the win as “a fantastic performance!” Their reward is to face Greenwich Borough on Sunday April 2nd with the venue again the Mile End Stadium.
A rightly proud head of youth football Stuart Cook took to twitter and stated: "Proud of both Barking sides today players managers and coaches makes all the hard work worthwhile."
An honourable mention to our Under 16’s managed by John McQueen who currently led the way in their EJAL London Black Division with 29 points from 12 games – they will have to keep an eye on Bishops Stortford in fourth who are 12 points adrift but have five games in hand. The two teams meet on February 26th in what could be a title decider.
A hearty well done to our of all teams and good luck for the rest of the season.