Saturday 5th November 2016
Essex Senior League
Kick off: 3pm
Venue: Terence McMillan
Current Form: W W L W L W
Omari Delgado 1'
Jay Taylor 17'
Petrit Elbi 76'
Joe Pearman 90+4'
Brad Ling 46'
Omari Delgado 65'
John Bricknell 80'
Petrit Elbi (C)
Ben O'Brien 46'
Liam Burgess 65'
Haringey & Waltham Dev 3
Barking beat basement boys in thriller
Joe Pearman’s late winner enabled Essex Senior League leaders Barking to defeat bottom club Haringey & Waltham in a seven-goal thriller at Terrence McMillan Stadium.
Blues made the short trip across east London having suffered only their second league loss of the season a week earlier to Sawbridgeworth at Mayesbrook Park.
And they took control with a pair of first-half goals as Omari Delgado netted his tenth goal on only his fifth start for the club and Jay Taylor also found the net for the first time this season, before the home side hit back just before the interval.
Blues restored their two-goal cushion after the restart when Joe Staunton sent Petrit Elbi through to score, but Haringey & Waltham would not give up easily and forced their way back into the match to level.
Hopes of earning an unlikely point were shattered, though, as Joe Pearman popped up with his seventh goal of the season to give the visitors all three and keep them eight clear of Takeley at the top of the table.
Barking turn their attentions to the Essex Senior Cup in midweek, as they welcome Grays Athletic to Mayesbrook Park for a last-16 tie, postponed last week as their rivals had an FA Trophy replay which took precedent.
Report source/Barking & Dagenham Post website
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