Saturday 21st January 2017
Essex Senior League
Kick off: 3pm
Venue: Mayesbrook Park
Current Form: W W L W W W
James Peagram 10' 19' 25'
Max Watters 15'
Paul Oshin 61'
Brad Ling 71'
Ben O'Brien (C)
Max Watters 55'
Billy Rix 64'
Joe Staunton 71'
Omari Delgado 55'
Enfield 1893 0
Prior to the start of the game there was 30 seconds continuous applause in memory of our club president Ron Debenham who died last Saturday.
Photo courtesy of Ashley Hanson.
BARKING DESERVE HIGH FIVE V ENFIELD
Barking continued with their good form thanks to a 5-0 victory over Enfield at Mayesbrook Park. Much like v FC Romania four first half goals did the trick – with James Peagram grabbing a hat trick and Max Watters also scoring. Paul Oshin added to the tally in the second half.
There were early chances for Ben O’Brien and Max Watters before James Peagram scored the first after ten minutes. Ben Higgs beat a defender to the ball outside the box before threading the ball through to James Peagram who lashed the ball into the roof of the net. Former Blue Russ Harley was in goal for Enfield and although he managed to get a touch on the ball it wasn’t enough. Five minutes later and the Blues had doubled their lead – this time Joe Pearman played Max Watters through on goal and he calmly toe poked the ball under Harley. The goals continued to flow as Pearman floated a corner into the penalty spot where it was made by Ben O’Brien who headed towards goal where it found James Peagram who managed to hook his leg towards the ball and get a slight touch to change the flight of the ball and deceive Harley. It was 4-0 after 25 minutes as James Peagram worked his way through on goal and while off balance managed to slide and stretch to hook the ball across Harley and into the bottom left corner of the net.
Enfield managed to resist Barking’s advances for the most of the second half and forced the Blues into half chances as the half progressed but as the game entered its final half hour the pressure started to tell. Steve Willis saw his header blocked by the body of Harley but a minute later Barking had their fifth as Joe Pearman saw his corner come back out to him where he floated the ball back into the box. Ben O’Brien attacked the ball with ‘keeper Harley and the ball fell to Paul Oshin who with his back to goal turned and shot into the bottom right corner of the net. Enfield found a way to goal after 67 minutes as a cross from the left wing made it to the far post where a low side foot threatened the Barking goal but Hatton did well to preserve his clean sheet with his feet. Both teams hardly threatened for the remainder of the game but Peagram had time shortly before the end to smash the post as he failed to convert a powerful low cross from a narrow angle.
Barking will now hope to continue their good form as they face a vital top of the table clash against Clapton at the Old Spotted Dog.
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.