Date: Saturday 18th September 2021
FA Cup Second Qualifying Round 
Mayesbrook Park
Attendance: 104
Starters: James Shaw, James Folkes, Louis Dillon, Jacob Adeyemi, Flavio Jumo, Elliot Omozusi (C), Eddie Allsopp, Philip Brown-Bampoe, George Purcell, Charlie MacDonald, Kieran Jones
Substitutes: Osaretin Otete, Charlie Heatley, Andre Gumbs, Peter Ojemen, Tom Salter, Georgie Fairhead, Daniel McCullock
HT Gumbs for Folkes
62′ Otete for Allsopp
63′ Heatley for Jones
Bernard Christie (AFC Dunstable) 39′ 0-1
Bernard Christie (AFC Dunstable) 52′ 0-2
Bernard Christie (AFC Dunstable) 86′ 0-3
Gumbs 88′ 1-3
Yellow cards: Gumbs
Red cards: None




After Monday evening’s penalty heroics against Aveley, AFC Dunstable proved a step too far for the Blues as they fell to a 3-1 defeat in the second qualifying round of the FA Cup. A hat trick from Bernard Christie put Dunstable on their way before a late rocket by debutant Andre Gumbs provided scant consolation for the home side.

Barking started the better with the majority of possession but it was a long ball from Jacob Adeyemi that Dunstable failed to clear leaving Charlie MacDonald through on goal but he was forced wide and his effort was well saved. Barking continued to have more of the ball but errant passing meant they were unable to capitalise and they were punished for this after 39 minutes as Bernard Christie slid in to turn home a dangerous left wing cross. Barking can’t say they weren’t warned as the assisting winger had hit the post two minutes earlier.


Barking started the second half in the ascendancy but were punished for early over committing after 52 minutes as a through ball exposed the defence and Bernard Christie had all the time to slot home. It took another 20 minutes for the Blues to challenge the Dunstable goalkeeper as he palmed away a deflected George Purcell effort from outside of the box. Bernard Christie added further insult to injury late on as he capitalised on an Eliot Omozusi slip to make it 3-0.

There was something for Barking fans to shout about as midfield debutant Andre Gumbs struck a wonder goal from 25 yards and Barking continued to push forward but our FA Cup run is over for another year.

On Friday evening we return to league action as we make a quick return to Parkside to take on Aveley again and hopefully continue our good start to the league campaign

Report source: Trevor Gilbert/Barking FC

Please note that the opinions expressed in this report are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of, nor should be attributed to Barking Football Club.


Barking FC v AFC Dunstable - Saturday September 18th 2021

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