Barking bow out in replay
PUBLISHED: 08:52 02 September 2015 | UPDATED: 08:52 02 September 2015
FA Cup replay: Haringey Boro 2 Barking 1
Barking saw their hopes of an FA Cup run shattered by former Essex Senior League rivals Haringey at Coles Park last night.
Mick O’Shea’s side had chased the north London club hard in last season’s title race, before Borough clinched promotion to Ryman North.
Haringey have found life difficult at the higher level so far this season, taking just two points from five matches, while Barking extended their unbeaten streak to six matches – not including a penalty shoot-out loss at FC Romania in the Gordon Brasted Memorial Trophy – when the two sides had battled to a goalless draw at Mayesbrook Park at the weekend,
But the home side took the lead after 20 minutes through Danny Ailey and had the better of the first half, without being able to extend their advantage.
But the preliminary round tie remained in the balance until late on as Barking had a goal ruled out for offside in the second half and also hit the crossbar.
Shawn Beveney added a second for Borough with eight minutes left, but they were reduced to 10 men when a player handled the ball on the goal line to concede a penalty.
Ben Turner stepped up to convert the spot-kick for his 43rd career goal for Barking to give them late hope, but it was too little, too late for Blues as Haringey held on to bank the £1,925 prize money and book a trip to Potters Bar.
Barking return to Essex Senior League action at the weekend as they welcome Takeley to Mayesbrook Park before visiting Hullbridge Sports in the Essex Senior Cup on Tuesday.
Barking: Willis, Reynolds, Turner, Rix, Foster, Barlow, Creed, O’Brien, Golby, Odedoyin (Killingback 80), Nelson (Staunton 28). Unused subs: F O’Shea, Baker.
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