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Defender Da Cruz departs Barking after season opener

PUBLISHED: 13:00 14 August 2018 | UPDATED: 13:08 14 August 2018

JJ Da Cruz in action for Barking during pre-season (pic Terry Gilbert)

JJ Da Cruz in action for Barking during pre-season (pic Terry Gilbert)

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Defender JJ Da Cruz has decided to leave Barking this week due to personal reasons after playing in the season opening 1-0 defeat to Canvey Island.

The defender joined the Blues from Cheshunt mid-way through last season and went on to make 20 appearances for the club.

Helping guide them to a 10th place finish in the Bostik North in their debut season after winning the Essex Senior League the season prior.

Da Cruz started the match last weekend but was brought off and replaced by Joe Benjamin in the 60th minute at Frost Financial Stadium.

JJ Da Cruz tweeted: “Unfortunately I have to say goodbye for personal reasons.

“It has been a pleasure representing you.

“Barking thanks for everything, team-mates, staff and fans.

“Wish you all the very best and good luck.”

Barking manager Justin Gardner will now be on the lookout for a new defender.

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