Friday 7th October 2016
Essex Senior League
Kick off: 7:45pm
Venue: Mayesbrook Park
Attendance: 41
Current Form: W W W W W W

James Peagram 15' 73'

Joe Pearman 17'

Omari Delgado 50' 82' 88'

Lewis Greene

Ben Higgs

Timi Abiola 9'

Paul Oshin

Jay Taylor

Brad Ling 13'

Joe Pearman

Ben O'Brien (C)

James Peagram

John Bricknell 73'

Steve Willis

Ashley Wackers-Kyriacou

Billy Rix

Omari Delgado 9'

Brandon Bullman

Glen Golby 13'



Barking 6
Haringey & Waltham Dev 1


A second half hat trick for Omari Delgado helped Barking to a comprehensive 6-1 victory over Haringey & Waltham Development on Friday night. James Peagram scored a brace with Joe Pearman also getting on the scoresheet as Barking kept up their 100% home record in the league – six wins out of six, with 23 goals scored and only four conceded. Barking are in action on Tuesday night, but in London Senior Cup action, at home to Cockfosters.

Barking suffered two early setbacks in the first 13 minutes as they were forced into two early subs due to in injury – both at left back. First, Timi Abiola was forced off, Omari Delgado replaced him with Brad Ling moving to left back. A few minutes later and Ling was forced off with a muscle strain, this time player manager Glen Golby replaced him, with Jay Taylor moving to left back. The defensive changes meant Ben Higgs played right back, with player-manager Steve Willis moving back into defence to partner the other manager Golby. Barking were not fazed however and took the lead after 15 minutes as from the left wing Joe Pearman launched a high cross to the far post where it found the totally unmarked James Peagram who jumped up to nod the ball into the ground and into the net. Two minutes later and the lead was doubled – Blues won the ball back in midfield and it found Joe Pearman who had time and space from 20 yards to powerfully strike the ball past the wrong footed goalkeeper and into the left side of the net for 2-0. H&W came close to getting a goal back a minute later as a scuffed shot saw a striker be able to poke the ball wide of debutant goalkeeper Lewis Greene but the ball was out for a goal kick before he could get a shot towards goal. Delgado had a chance for a third after 20 minutes after a lifted ball from Peagram but his shot from a narrow angle flashed wide. Delgado had a better chance seven minutes later as he went through on goal but his powerful attempt was saved by the feet of the goalkeeper as he dived the other way. Some good interplay between Higgs and John Bricknell offered a good chance to Peagram but he sidefooted his chance wide of the post. Delgado did have the ball in the net with ten minutes of the first half remaining as he headed Pearman’s freekick into the net but it was disallowed for offside. The let off seemed to spur H&W FC into action as Golby had to be on hand to make a good block as a striker went through on goal but it was 2-1 with three minutes of the first half remaining as the Blues lost the ball in the middle of midfield leading to Jordan Jackson advancing on goal before taking the ball around Greene before slotting the ball into the net.

The one goal deficit only lasted five minutes of the second half however as James Peagram pushed down the right wing of the box before cutting the ball back to Delgado – his shot was blocked but it fell to Bricknell who laid the ball back to Omari Delgado who was able to poke the ball into the bottom right corner of the net for his first goal in a Barking shirt. Delgado nearly had his second 15 minutes later after he produced some fantastic control from a high ball before turning in the box, beating a defender but unfortunately shot straight at the goalkeeper. It was 4-1 after 73 minutes as Delgado dummied the ball allowing James Peagram to run through on goal unchallenged, he took the ball slightly to the left of the goalkeeper giving him the angle to pass the ball into the net for his 18th of the season – making him the top scorer in the Essex Senior League this season. Peagram had a chance for his 19th and his hat trick as Delgado was fouled on the edge of the box but his free kick was just wide of the post. H&W nearly had a second as we entered the last ten minutes as a powerful right wing cross deflected towards goal off Steve Willis but Greene was quick to get his hands up and palm the ball away from danger. Willis blocked a shot a moment later, leading to Golby playing the ball out of defence to Pearman who laid it forward to him – Golby held the ball and tried to play it through to Pearman but his miscontrol on the edge of the box meant he had to turn back and play the ball to Omari Delgado who took the ball past one defender before delicately chipping the ball over the goalkeeper and into the net for 5-1. Omari Delgado rounded off a deserved hat trick five minutes later as Joe Pearman drove a low through ball to Delgado who turned and held off a defender to find himself advancing towards goal before calmly slotting the ball into the bottom right corner of the net.

The result leaves Barking sixth points clear at the top but with teams having played a variable amount of games the lead might be narrowed soon. The Blues also have a mammoth +31 goal difference.

Report source: Trevor Gilbert/Barking FC

Any opinions expressed in this report are those of the writer and not necessarily those of Barking Football Club.


Barking FC v Haringey & Waltham Development FC - Friday October 7th 2016


Videos of goals 1,2 and 4 courtesy of Dan Wilson (@essexfootie)

Videos of goals 3,5 and 6 courtesy of Ashley Hanson

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