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Abraham inspires the five-alive Blues

PUBLISHED: 12:48 10 September 2009 | UPDATED: 12:35 11 August 2010

FA VASE FIRST QUALIFYING ROUND Buckingham T 2 Barking 5 BARKING stalwart Abraham Adejokun scored twice and made another as the Blues cruised through to victory in the FA Vase on Saturday. In a thrilling encounter, the Essex side found the net after 18 mi

FA VASE FIRST QUALIFYING ROUND

Buckingham T 2 Barking 5

BARKING stalwart Abraham Adejokun scored twice and made another as the Blues cruised through to victory in the FA Vase on Saturday.

In a thrilling encounter, the Essex side found the net after 18 minutes, when Gary Mackin's cross was met by Adejokun, whose shot squeezed between goalkeeper Josh McAdoo and his near post.

Danny Hopkins later doubled their lead two minutes later when he beat two men before smashing a shot past McAdoo for his first goal for the club.

The hosts struck back in the 33rd minute through an Ellis Spence header, but Barking soon had the chance to regain their two-goal advantage after a Joe Tungate effort was handled in the area after 41 minutes.

Mark Steadman stepped up and placed the ball into the net.

The excitement continued in the second half and in the 49th minute, Buckingham's Nick Bennion missed a penalty.

Hopkins made it 4-2 in the 58th minute after Adejokun beat two men before laying the ball to him for a simple goal.

The hosts, however, showed great heart to battle back and Bennion made up for his penalty miss by scoring from a goalmouth scramble after 74 minutes.

Barking were, however, dominant and another Adejokun run and pass set up Steadman who made it five.

Barking will now face host Essex Senior side Basildon United on Saturday, September 19 in the second qualifying round.

Barking: Clark, Leader, Walsh, Greenwood, Dickinson, Tungate (Small 76), Adejokun, Hopkins, Steadman (Pyne 88), Tiffin, G Mackin (D Mackin 87) Subs: Spinks, Hunwicks.

Attendance: 81


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