Tuesday 29th November 2016
Gordon Brasted Memorial Trophy -
Kick off: 7:45pm
Venue: Mayesbrook Park
Current Form: W W W L D W
James Jaconelli 5'
Ashley Wackers-Kyriacou 32' 70'
Max Watters 67'
Paul Oshin (C)
John Bricknell 55'
Matheus Santos 78'
Glen Golby 78'
Max Watters 55'
Barking’s back-up squad got the better of Clapton in their Brasted Memorial Trophy clash at a chilly Mayesbrook Park last night.
The two clubs had met in the final of the competition in 2015, with Barking coming out on top at Burnham’s Leslie Field.
But Tons had lifted the silverware last season and went into the tie on the back of a thrilling 4-3 Essex Senior League win at in-form Redbridge on Saturday.
Table-topping Blues had been held to a 1-1 draw by Basildon United, but made six changes to their starting line-up as Beau Shuler, Billy Rix, Ashley Wackers-Kyriacou, James Jaconelli, John Bricknell and Matheus Santos all came into the side.
And the two teams observed a minutes silence for Brazilian club Chapecoense, following the plane crash in Colombia which killed most of their squad.
Only five minutes had been played when James Jaconelli put the home side ahead and Ashley Wackers-Kyriacou doubled Barking’s lead just past the half-hour mark, stealing in at the far post to convert a left-wing cross with a cushioned finish.
It was 3-0 midway through the second half when substitute Max Watters, having replaced Bricknell on 55 minutes, ran on to a pass in the inside left channel and steered a low shot under Richard Robins and inside the far post.
Barking netted their fourth just three minutes later when a long throw-in from the left was flicked on and the ball was laid back for Ashley Wackers-Kyriacou to fire past a diving Robins for his second goal of the night.
Clapton hit back through substitute Johnny Ashman on 76 minutes, as he beat Jack Kelly from distance, and the visitors added a second goal seven minutes from time when James Lyndon headed home.
Any opinions expressed in this report are those of the writer and not necessarily those of Barking Football Club.