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Barking cause an upset with late winner against leaders Hornchurch

PUBLISHED: 09:00 24 January 2018 | UPDATED: 10:23 24 January 2018

Barking's Albert Levett celebrates with his team mates after scoring the winner against Hornchurch (Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Barking's Albert Levett celebrates with his team mates after scoring the winner against Hornchurch (Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

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Bostik North: Hornchurch 0 Barking 1

Barking striker Martin Tuohy flicks the ball on with pressure from Hornchurch's Jay Porter (Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)Barking striker Martin Tuohy flicks the ball on with pressure from Hornchurch's Jay Porter (Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Barking bounced back from a miserable run to defeat league leaders Hornchurch 1-0 to end their five match unbeaten run.

A late goal from substitute Albert Levett guided the Blues to three points and helped them cause an upset against the Urchins at Bridge Avenue.

The hosts named an unchanged side from their 0-0 draw against Dereham Town on the weekend – meaning Christian Assombalonga made his home debut.

While, Barking made a handful of changes with former Hornchurch striker Martin Tuohy moving into the starting line-up, as well as Teddy Nesbitt, Toib Adeyemi, Timi Abiola and keeper Emmanuel Olajide.

Izzy Bademosi of Barking and Olumide Oluwatimilehin of Hornchurch battle for the ball (Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)Izzy Bademosi of Barking and Olumide Oluwatimilehin of Hornchurch battle for the ball (Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Adem Ramadan, Albert Levett and Hussain Jaffa all dropped to the bench, with Ollie Bowles and Akwasi Mafro dropping out of the squad from their 3-1 defeat to AFC Sudbury on the weekend.

The opening stages of the match both sides were seizing each other and waiting to see who would falter first.

The first half-chance came in the ninth minute when George Purcell was set free down the left by Brad Warner but his cross into the box bypassed everyone.

Six minutes later Assombalonga was sent through one-on-one, but Barking’s keeper Olajide came flying out, but it was whistled down for offside.

It continued to be the hosts pressing forward as left-back Jay Porter made a run down the flank andn crossed the ball in for Assombalonga, who headed just wide of the goal in the 26th minute.

It was Theo Fairweather-Johnson’s turn next as he stretched out and almost got hold of Warner’s cross at the back post.

The visitors soon started putting some pressure of their own on Jimmy McFarlane’s men and keeper Sam Mott was forced to race off his line to beat Barking’s Jordan Peart to a loose ball after it was knocked through by Martin Tuohy in the 35th minute.

Captain Ben O’Brien then curled a shot over the bar from 25 yards after the ball pinged out to the midfielder off a Hornchurch who managed to stand in the way of Tuohy’s attempt four minutes from the break.

The first ten minutes of the second-half were extremely cagey with neither side taking control of the game or creating too much.

Assombalonga tried to knock it through for his partner Purcell, but his attempt was comfortably held by Olajide in the 63rd minute.

Seven minutes later Purcell cur back and tried to hit a shot through a scramble in the box, but it was blocked and fell to Oluwatimilehin, who also had his shot deflected wide for a corner.

The visitors then soaked up five minutes of immense pressure and was clearing loose balls and scrambling clear everything they could.

The hosts kept pressing and Purcell had another shot on goal, but once again it was comfortably held by Olajide with ten minutes left in the match.

After defending for their lives the visitors broke the deadlock as Albert Levett drove the ball into the bottom right after Jordan Peart’s cross was not cleared by Hornchurch defence in the 85th minute.

Justin Gardner’s men held firm in the dying stages of the match to hang on for the three points.

Hornchurch: Mott, Bentley (Joseph 86), Lee, Cooper, Porter, Roberts (Livings 68), Oluwatimilehin, Fairweather-Johnson, Warner, Purcell, Assombalonga (McKenzie 67)

Unused subs: Hursit and Styles.

Barking: Olajide, Tarbard, O’Brien, Adeyemi, Nesbitt, Willis, Abiola (Jaffa 88), Peart, Jones, Bademosi (Hughes-Mason 77), Tuohy (Levett 68).

Unused subs: Gilchrist and Ramadan.

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