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A Luver-Lee job as Pyne hits a double

PUBLISHED: 11:05 04 December 2008 | UPDATED: 12:32 11 August 2010

ESSEX SENIOR LEAGUE Barking 5 Mauritius Sports 1 A LEE PYNE double helped end Barking s miserable 18 game winless streak as the Blues thumped Mauritius on Satur-day. The Essex club made an impressive start, with good work by Jared Small on the right givin

ESSEX SENIOR LEAGUE

Barking 5

Mauritius Sports 1

A LEE PYNE double helped end Barking's miserable 18 game winless streak as the Blues thumped Mauritius on Satur-day.

The Essex club made an impressive start, with good work by Jared Small on the right giving Matthew Malton the chance to score with his first touch in a Blues shirt, but his shot was too high.

Barking almost went ahead, when a Joe Tungate shot was deflected just past the post by a defender's headed clearance.

At this stage Mauritius were matching their hosts and Leigham Stone saved well at the feet of Caicedo, as both Scott Borthwick and Craig Greenwood made important challenges.

Pyne opened the scoring after the half hour, as he coolly slotted home from close range.

Barking were playing excellent football, and in the 42nd minute a wickedly curling Tungate free kick was met by a spectacular flying header by Small, for his third goal of the season.

Five minutes later, Osman's persist-ence was rewarded when he met a ball over the Sports defence and, despite his first attempt being saved by Carlos Tamayo, the tricky midfielder scored his first goal for the club.

There could have been more before the break, as a fierce Pyne shot was blocked and Tungate fired over the bar.

The pressure continued after the interval, as a Sam Dennis cross met by a superb Pyne header, which flew into the top corner for his in the 53rd minute.

Tungate made it 5-0 five minutes later with a low shot from outside the penalty area for his second of the season.

Caicedo scored from close range in the 70th minute, but was denied further success by two good Stone saves while at the other end a Darr shot was only just off target.

To their credit, Sports never gave up and Greenwood made two late clear-ances and Stone two further saves before the final whistle.

Barking: Stone, Adejokun, Greenwood, Dennis, Borthwick, Malton, Darr, Tigani (87), Tungate (Falaise 82), Small, Pyne, Osman (Mottram 82). Sub: Whiteman.

Attendance: 50


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