Barking pass Eton test; Tons hold Bowers

Barking's Ben Turner puts the ball in the net but has it ruled out (pic; Terry Gilbert)

Barking's Ben Turner puts the ball in the net but has it ruled out (pic; Terry Gilbert) - Credit: Archant

Essex Senior League: Eton Manor 1 Barking 3

Tom Jeffes of Barking (pic: Terry Gilbert)

Tom Jeffes of Barking (pic: Terry Gilbert) - Credit: Archant

Barking remain one point clear at the top of the Essex Senior League table, but were made to work hard for their win by Eton Manor at Capershotts.

The home side took the lead in the first half, but Blues were back on terms three minutes after the restart as Joe Staunton stabbed home his third goal of the season.

A fine volley from leading scorer Tom Jeffes put the visitors ahead on 70 minutes and he made sure in stoppage time, poking home from close range for his 17th goal of the season.

Title rivals Haringey Borough grabbed another late winner to remain on the heels of Mick O’Shea’s men, who visit Tower Hamlets on Wednesday.

Barking's Ryan Creed on the attack against Eton Manor (pic: Terry Gilbert)

Barking's Ryan Creed on the attack against Eton Manor (pic: Terry Gilbert) - Credit: Archant


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Barking: J Willis, Ling, Turner, Taylor, Golby, O’Brien, Staunton, S Willis (Clayton 81), Jeffes, Creed (Killingback 61), Barlow (Yoxall 69). Unused sub: Moore.

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Bowers 1 Clapton 1

Tons held title hopefuls Bowers to a point at the Len Salmon Stadium.

Rob Whitnell was denied by a superb save from Ryan Karrer before Tom Hine lobbed over and the visitors took the lead when Eamon Payne fired home from a free-kick.

But Payne was then penalised for a foul on Lewis Manor and Whitnell converted the spot-kick to level.

Whitnetll hit the crossbar in the second half and, along with Jamie Salmon, was denied by Karrer.

Clapton: Karrer, Bogdan (Tanimono), Kanjor, Lyndon, Payne, Ocran, Decraft (Stevens), Mott, Greenwood, Ricketts, Gomez. Unused subs: Kiely, Bruno.

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London Bari 0 Sawbridgeworth 5

Bari slumped to a heavy defeat at the Old Spotted Dog.

Charlie Cole netted a hat-trick for the visitors, with Joe Rickett and Will Green also on target.

Bari will look to bounce back when they take on Clapton on Tuesday.

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Stansted 1 Sporting Bengal 5

Sporting Bengal produced one of the shocks of the season to ground the Airportmen.

Olly Fortune put the home side ahead, but Carlos and Mohamed Abdisamad hit back with two goals apiece for Bengal.

And Prince Pippin was also on target as the basement boys claimed a morale boosting win.

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Southend Manor 1 Ilford 3

Allan Fenn’s Foxes maintained their good recent form with victory at Southchurch Park.

The home side played most of the match with only 10 men, but battled to the finish.

After recording their fourth successive league victory Ilford visit Bowers on Tuesday.

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Tower Hamlets 2 FC Romania 2

Hamlets hit back from two goals down for a point at Mile End Stadium.

The visitors hit the woodwork before taking the lead late in the first half through Pitaru.

And it was 2-0 when a curling effort from the edge of the box found the back of the home net.

Kobi Ambrose hit back with a stunning strike, though, and netted an injury-time equaliser to ensure honours finished even.

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Waltham Forest 2 Newham 2

It ended all square at Wadham Lodge, after the lead changed hands.

Injury-hit Newham opened the scoring in the first half through Vlad Sighiartau, but Forest levelled on 53 minutes and then took the lead before the visitors replied through Jamal Nelson for a share of the spoils to end a five-game losing run.

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