Saturday 18th February 2017
Essex Senior League
Kick off: 3pm
Venue: Mile End Stadium
Current Form: L W D W W W
James Peagram 30' 50
Joe Pearman 37'
Petrit Elbi 81'
Paul Oshin '86
Liam Burgess 65'
Ben O'Brien (C)
James Peagram 81'
Ben Higgs 84'
Paul Oshin 65'
Omari Delgado 81'
Sporting Bengal United 3
Barking get better of Sporting Bengal
Barking moved eight points clear of Clapton at the top of the Essex Senior League table with success over an improving Sporting Bengal side at Mile End Stadium.
Blues had won 1-0 when the two sides met in the league cup in December and earned a 3-0 win over Imrul Gazi’s men in a Gordon Brasted Memorial Trophy tie last month, but joint boss Glen Golby expected a tough test in east London.
And the leaders certainly got that as Sporting made them work for the points in an eight-goal thriller.
Codey Cameron netted his sixth goal in five games for the hosts, with an angled drive across Rob Hatton, and new recruit Steve Carvell made it two goals in two games, while young Oscar Almeida Mendes was also on target once again.
But the prolific James Peagram scored twice in reply for Barking, taking his tally for the season to 41 and his career haul to 68, which leaves him on the brink of the club’s all-time top 10 scoring list.
Petrit Elbi netted his 17th goal of the campaign, while Joe Pearman claimed his 14th and Paul Oshin was also on target as free-scoring Barking brought up their 100th goal in 31 league fixtures this season.
But Barking now face a 10-day break before they return to Mayesbrook Park on Tuesday February 28 to host fourth-placed FC Romania, who ran out 3-0 winners over London Bari at the Old Spotted Dog.
Report source: Barking & Dagenham Post website
Any opinions expressed in this report are those of the writer and not necessarily those of Barking Football Club.