Tuesday 18th October 2016
Essex Senior League
Kick off: 8pm
Venue: Mayesbrook Park
Current Form: W W W L W W
Ben O'Brien 8'
Joe Pearman 45+1' Pen
Joe Pearman 88'
Ben O'Brien (C)
Omari Delgado 60'
Joe Staunton 72'
John Bricknell 60'
Billy Rix 88'
Waltham Forest 1
Barking reach seventh heaven by beating Waltham Forest
Barking made it seven straight wins in the Essex Senior League with a 2-1 success at home to Waltham Forest, despite ending the match with ten men.
The Blues took the lead at Mayesbrook Park after just eight minutes when Ben O’Brien fired in a rebound from close range after an initial shot cannoned back off the post.
On the stroke of half time, the league leaders doubled their advantage when Joe Pearman scored from the spot after a foul in the penalty area by a Forest defender.
Barking, however, saw their lead halved after the interval when Forest hit back with a 30-yard effort through Lee Flynn.
Both teams then had a man dismissed late on as Barking’s Billy Rix and Brian Moses of Forest were given their marching orders.
With no further goals, though, the Blues held on to win and were able to open up a seven-point lead at the top with nearest challengers Hullbridge Sports not in action.
Report source: Barking & Dagenham Post website
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