Date: Saturday 16th September 2023
Competition: Essex Senior League
Venue: Lawtech Stadium
Starters: Miraldie Ndunzi, Kenedi Dariri, Joe Clark, Ehizojie Onoabhagbe, Aundre Spencer, Harvey Brown (C), Brad Rowland, Jack Dickinson, Luke Hirst, Ibrahim Kehinde, Yassier Nazor
Substitutes: Gael Kileba, Martin Tuohy, Kai Haysman, Tom Troubridge, David Owiredu
56′ Tuohy for Kehinde
56′ Kileba for Brown
83′ Owiredu for Nazor
90′ Troubridge for Hirst
Jack Zielinski (Coggeshall) 35′ 0-1
Alfie Gilby (Coggeshall) 37′ 0-2
Rowland 38 1-2
Hirst 45+2 2-2
Tuohy 77′ 3-2
Yellow cards: Rowland
Red cards: None
TUOHY TURFS OUT THE SEED GROWERS
Barking finally brought their winless run to the end against basement side Coggeshall Town as they ran out 3-2 winners but had to come from two nil down to secure the points. Brad Rowland and Luke Hirst made it two goals in two for themselves before half time before Martin Tuohy scored the winner in the second half.
The home side included two new signings: Ehizojie Onoabhagbe or Martin as he prefers to be known as and with Harry Girling starting a suspension Miraldie Ndunzi replaced him between the sticks.
Coggeshall had the better of the ball in the first ten minutes but the first main chance fell to Barking’s Jack Dickinson after 12 minutes as he lifted a bouncing ball over the bar from a narrow angle. The Blues had to defend bravely moments later as they failed to clear a cross and had to throw themselves in front of the ball to protect the goal. The Coggeshall one-two punch combo hit after the 35th minute – a right wing attack saw a low cross met at the near post and Jack Zielinski’s low stretching effort found the net. The lead was doubled two minutes later as a set piece was crossed to the far past and then side footed back across goal where it found Alfie Gilby unmarked who had an easy job to nod it into the net. A breathless few minutes continued as Barking then halved the lead: Jack Dickinson’s low ball across goal found the onrushing Brad Rowland who had an easy job to tap the ball home.
As Woodford Town are still in the FA Vase next Friday’s match has been postponed and will now take place on Wednesday October 18th, we are next in action on Tuesday September 26th with a short trip to Frenford in the first round of the Essex Senior cup.
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.
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