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Barking lose out against Maldon & Tiptree

11:57 25 July 2014

Steve Willis gets a shot in during Saturday

Steve Willis gets a shot in during Saturday's 1-1 draw with Tilbury. Pic: Terry Gilbert

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Pre-season friendly: Barking 0 Maldon & Tiptree 4

Barking suffered their first loss of pre-season at home to Ryman One North side Maldon & Tiptree on Thursday night but only after an encouraging first half display.

The Mayesbrook Park outfit passed the ball around confidently in the opening 45 but Mick O’Shea team unfortunately found themselves a goal down and Maldon’s quality shone through in the second half as they ran out four-goal winners.

Barking started the stronger of the two teams and should have taken the lead after just two minutes through Sam Owusu.

New signing Luke Stanley saw his shot blocked and the ball fell perfectly for Owusu but he fired over the bar.

After 15 minutes Maldon were nearly gifted a goal in bizarre circumstances as Barking’s Glen Golby smashed a clearance against team-mate Steve Browne but fortunately the ball flew wide.

Blues’ Jay Abberley was next closest with an effort over the bar before midway through the first period controversy occurred when Barking’s Owusu and Maldon keeper Jack Giddens clashed.

The midfielder had to be pulled away by his team-mates after the pair come together on the floor as they challenged for a loose ball.

The referee decided there was nothing in the incident, despite the Barking man and his team-mates insisting otherwise and tempers were understandably more heated from that point onwards.

Barking took some time to get back into their rhythm and Maldon’s excellent wideman Sypho Mtyanda nearly punished their sloppiness.

Mtyanda was afforded too much space in the box but Blues keeper Jason Willis impressively saved.

Four minutes before the break and Willis was beaten, although somewhat unfortunately.

Maldon’s Jack Stevenson curled the ball in and Willis seemed to be shoved as he went to punch clear but play continued and Grant Eagle poked in the opener.

The goal was harsh on Barking as they had more than held their own in the first period.

Maldon started the second half strongly though and quickly doubled their advantage after 64 minutes.

Barking defender Steve Browne lost the ball deep inside his own half and Eagle was on hand to lay the ball on a plate for Mtyanda to tap home a deserved goal.

Both teams had made numerous substitutions by this point but it failed to halt Maldon’s momentum as they added a third through a trialist.

Barking nearly pulled one back, though, when Steve Willis threaded a wonderful through ball into substitute Anthony Da-Silva but his shot was saved.

At the other end, Maldon substitute Tony Martin came close to adding a fourth before the visitors concluded the scoring with the goal of the night through Stevenson.

With seven minutes remaining, Stevenson curled a free-kick magnificently around the wall and into the top corner to consign Barking to a 4-0 loss.

Barking squad: Jason Willis, Jay Abberley, Brad Ling, Steve Browne, Glen Golby, Steve Willis, Luke Stanley, Ashley Coppen, Chas Liddiard, Sam Owusu, Luke Foster, James Hughes, Gary Skerritt, George Shelvey, Anthony Da-Silva, Billy Ellis, Luke Powell, Tristan Martinsen-Hickman.

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